My First Week As A Tarleton Texan
Start writing a post
Student Life

My First Week As A Tarleton Texan


My First Week As A Tarleton Texan

Being a first time college student is an entirely new experience. In this week long span I have lived in two dorms, not driven my car, and been scared out of mind into not walking on the grass.

I am taking classes with people I have never seen before, which is a large change from the 122 people I graduated with that I've known since kindergarten. There are roughly 13,000 students this fall semester, a little over 2,000 are incoming freshmen. My class happens to be the largest in Tarleton's history. I could meet someone new everyday and never meet everyone, let alone remember their names, and TSU is in the small/middle size section of public universities.

I am now living in a dorm that's newly "finished". This is the second dorm I have moved into since move in day here. The new Honors Dorms were not suitable for moving into when we were supposed to move in so we all lived in upperclassmen on-campus apartments for a few days. After the rooms were finished well enough for us to move in to we finally got to move in to our actual dorms. Outside of the construction still going on outside the building it is starting to feel like home.

On top of all of this you do not, under any circumstances, step on the grass. Unless of course you just enjoy being tackled like the scrawny kid on the high school football team by one of the Purple Poo. The ashes of John Tarleton were spread across campus so out of respect we do not walk on the grass. Which is cool because all of the traditions here are one of a kind and make this place even better.

Also, parking is a myth. There is no parking. It does not exist, and if you are lucky enough to find a parking spot, you do not move your car in fear of loosing a parking spot forever. Just walk or find someone else who doesn't mind driving and losing their parking spot. I for one have been parked in the same front row parking spot for exactly a week.

Regardless of all of the craziness of moving twice in less than a week, all the great traditions, and the overwhelming amount of new people there is no where else I would rather call my new home.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments