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Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
6:27 pm
hi everyone!

my name is jaime, and while i`m only a senior in high school at the moment, i was really excited to find this community.

i`ve always known that i wanted to stay in florida for college, but never really considered rollins until recently when i was reading up on how great the theatre program was & saw how beautiful the campus was.

anyway, i`ve recently become extremly excited about applying, and i just wanted to know what your experiences were all like. how do/did you like the college & the classes & the campus & all of that good stuff?

any advice would be great - hope you`re all having a great year!!

Current Mood: excited
Monday, July 25th, 2005
8:33 am
Just curious if any of the freshmen here had gotten their dorm assignments yet?

If you haven't and are curious about which room you're in, log in to Foxlink, click the link in the Academic/School Services, then go to Campus Directory. Type in your name, then click on it on the following page and it'll bring up a window telling you your room assignment. You won't be able to figure out your roommate unless a lot of people do this and add their info on Facebook. But, best of luck.

By the way, I'm a junior and living in Elizabeth. It's my second year at Rollins (I entered as a sophomore).

Monday, July 18th, 2005
2:40 pm
Health and Hurricanes! Wooo!
Ok, kiddies.

Being a graduate and all, I was thinking about all the little tricks of the trade I learned over four years, and how they're pretty useless now. But then I remembered THIS lovely livejournal, and decided to pass along some of the wisdom. Unlike much of what you'll be hearing from me and others, this is not about surviving your move, or your first week, but rather the whole college experience (and hurricane season). And it's not about drinking or STDs - you'll get enough lit about that when you get there.

Why bother worrying about all this? Say you've managed to live 18 years perfectly healthy? Well, do you remember when you were a little kid, and shortly after starting elementary school each year you got the sniffles? It's because you'd spent months exposed only to the environment inside your familiar house (or neighborhood). Once at school, you were exposed to foreign germs, and were weakened, so there you go. College is like that, only on a larger scale - there's people from everywhere. And since you're living in such close quarters, when someone gets sick, it catches like wildfire. So, moving on (cut for ease of vision) :

How to Stay HealthyCollapse )

Ok, so you've survived illness. Now, let's consider hurricane survival tips. In the four years I was at Rollins, we didn't have any hurricanes - until last year. Two hit us with enough force that they canceled class (an EXTREMELY rare event, be prepared to attend during tropical storms) and evacuated us into the Bush building. The Bush Building (Archibald Bush, not that other guy) is the science building, built in the sixties to serve dually as a bomb shelter. Thus, no worries about your safety; tell your parents you'll be fine. But, how to survive the actual experience?

Hurricane Survival TipsCollapse )

I think that's enough to wade through at the moment. Any random questions, I'm always up for them, here, or on AIM: Jadezuki.

Current Mood: nostalgic
Saturday, July 16th, 2005
5:49 pm
Did anyone else get the paper that says how you can check your working schedule?

I have:
  • Fast Track to German
  • Intro Computer Pgm - A w/Lab
  • Intro to Comp Pgm - B w/Lab
  • Precalculus Mathematics
  • Sailing/Canoeing
Friday, July 1st, 2005
9:47 pm
As anyone started Into Thin Air? I know I haven't, but I plan to start this week!
Also, what RCC classes did everyone get? I got German: The Fast Track. I'm very excited, as it was the one I really wanted.
Where is everyone finding their dorm supplies? Are you ordering for the paperwork that came in the mail or are you shopping around?
Are you all nervous? I am, and I'm afraid that my roommate won't have a sense of humor, lol.
Hope everyone is doing ok...It won't be long now, lol.

Name: Sharon
Where you're from: West Palm Beach, FL
Why you want to go to Rollins: I wanted to go to a small college, because I went to a small high school. I like the idea of being in a close knit family, I guess it's the people person in me.
Expected major: Right now I'm thinking about Computer Science...But I want to get my Masters in School Conseloring in order to become a guidance conselor.
AIM: GrumpyBear0420
Interesting tidbit: I ♥ GrumpyBear...

Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
4:36 pm
Welcome, New Rollins People!
Hi there, class of '09! Its so great to see you guys are getting excited about coming to Rollins. Enjoy your summer, pack up those rooms, make the most of every second with your friends at home...life is about to change, big time, and hopefully for the better.

So I suppose I should to the traditional intro-thingy. I'm Kelly Welch, and yes I am a happy attendee of Rollins, going to be a Junior as of the fall. (Time FLIES in college, folks. I feel like I was in your shoes a heartbeat ago.) I LOVE college life (although I'm not exactly the traditional partier) and this campus has become very much of a home, and the people very much a second family to me. I'm originally from Staten Island, NY, but I'm staying with friends in Winter Park this summer till July 7th, and will be back early to help out with orientation and hopefully meet some of you guys before stuff gets crazy and hectic and academic.

I've lived on campus 2 years now, McKean 4th floor my freshman year and Ward Hall last year. This year I'll be in a Holt double. I have sort of a first-roommate horror story, if anyone wants to hear, but everything worked itself out. If you guys have any questions about living the dorms, just ask. On-campus living, for all its quirks some downsides, is completely worth it.

I'm a Sociology/Music major, in the Honors Degree program, and I usually take about 23-24 credit hours a semester, so I guess you can say I'm a wee bit of an celebrant intellectual (either that or a geeky masochist...heh). Both departments are awesome, and I urge you guys to check out the new music building once all the renovations are done. If you guys have any questions about classes or professors, I'll be happy to share what I know.

School Organization-wise, I'm not really involved with greek life, but I can help get you guys connected to folks who do know more about that scene. My second roommate is an AOPi, and my friend Caroline is founding a chapter of SAI, a Female Music Sorority, on campus this semester. I'm on leadership team for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Treasurer for Rollins Role-Playing and Gaming Society, and a member of Musicians of Rollins, Quills Poetry Club, and Rollins Film Club. My advice: Get involved with LOTS of stuff first semester, give anything you're remotely interested in a chance, then decide what you really wanna stick with after October/November.

I work part-time at Powerhouse Cafe on Lyman Ave. (just off of Park Avenue), which is a fabulous little place to grab a bite or get a smoothie. Also doing a summer research internship with Professor Balak from the conomics department, using computer games to create an economics cirriculum.

If you wanna chat, my AIM/Y!M is MagicNMe4E. Or shoot me an email at KMWELCH@rollins.edu

Current Mood: cheerful
Saturday, June 4th, 2005
3:46 pm
I actually just graduated from Rollins a few weeks ago (music major). I had a lot of fun answering questions about Rollins via AIM for prospective students last year, so if you have any questions (what's an RCC class, how much should I fear my peer mentors, what should I bring, etc) I'd be glad to answer, whether it be through here or AIM (jadezuki). Good luck!
Monday, May 2nd, 2005
2:45 pm
I've been considering the possibility of a Rollins community for a while, and now there is one. This is cool.

I'm going to be attending Rollins in Fall '05. I'm majoring in English right now, although I intend to narrow it down to something more specific once the year starts. I write. I just have to figure out how to make a career out of it. I picked Rollins because I'd heard good things about their writing and theater programs.

I've been homeschooled since 6th grade, so going to Rollins will be my first time back in a traditional sort of schooling atmosphere. Anybody who can tell me a bit about what it's like is quite welcome to.

I'm Kate, by the way. Good to meet you all.
Friday, April 22nd, 2005
8:49 pm
other colleges have communities so why not us?
hey! i started a rollins community because i will be there in the fall, and i don't really know anyone yet. since this is a chance for us to meet each other (granted, internet style) perhaps everyone joining could write a little intro post (name, where you're from, why you want to go to rollins, expected major, AIM if you want to share, and an interesting tidbit about yourself)
so i guess i'm first-

daytona beach florida...yup, going a whole hour away ;)
i didn't want to go to rollins until i visited and met the teachers (+ scholarships are nice)
i think i'm going to major in sociology or theatre
AIM: photoboothluv
tidbit: my favorite book is the bell jar by sylvia plath.

join, friends! see you in the fall :)
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