8 Things I Am Going To Miss About Oneonta
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8 Things I Am Going To Miss About Oneonta

Oneonta has been home to me these last three and a half years

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8 Things I Am Going To Miss About Oneonta
Averi Amsterdam

As the countdown to the end of my undergraduate college career nears its end, I become increasingly more reminiscent of my past three and a half years at SUNY Oneonta.

(Take note, these are in no particular oder)

1. Sundae Wednesday and Tots

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Granted, I have not eaten in a dining hall in two years, much less stepped foot in one outside of giving campus tours, but Sundae Wednesday and finding out they were serving tater tots for breakfast were two of my favorite moments of on-campus dining. Wednesday's would be synonymous with "Averi eats herself into a food coma" day because I have a larger sweet tooth than many would imagine. And potatoes in the shape of deep fried nuggets? How could anyone not enjoy those? Have you seen Napoleon Dynamite?

2. The Indoor Track

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As a lover of all things fitness and keeping a healthy lifestyle, the indoor track has become one of my favorite places on campus. Not only is the few beautiful overlooking the soccer field, but it provides a calming environment for me to escape to when stressed out or upset. For me, it was the perfect getaway (without really getting away).

3. All of the Involvement Opportunities

Oneonta is great in that aspect; there are over 110 clubs and organizations you can join and events going on constantly, seven days a week. There is no reason to be bored, and I never was. I loved being able to try out new things, learn more about myself, and truly grow into who I am as a person through all of these opportunities.

4. Yellow Deli

With me from literally day one, like for real, ate here when I visited my senior year of high school, YelDel will forever have a special place in my heart. Even though I'm bitter about the disappearance of the Long Island Rancher, the soup of the day always comes in clutch.

5. RSO

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Involved from the very beginning, the Resident Student Organization has been my one consistent involvement throughout my college career. It helped shape me into the confident leader I am today and paved the way for many more great accomplishments to come. From great advisors, making friends with my e-board, and being able to give back to the campus, RSO is something I will truly miss being involved in. Filling up my Wednesdays at 4 PM with something different just wont be the same.

6. The Sip and The Oak

I wouldn't be a college graduate if I didn't say I was going to miss some of the nightlife. The Sip and The Oak were my go-to places that has provided me with countless memories of great nights with some of my closest friends.

7. Sodexo

After all, I am their number one fan...

8. The Views

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Granted, yes, I can find other, equally as or more beautiful, than what is here, but growing up on Long Island, I was never surrounded by the scenery that surrounds me here. No matter the season, the landscape is gorgeous and it got to be my home for the last three and a half years.


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