A couple weeks ago, an excited exclamation was heard, as one of my roommates (Jeanne ’13) discovered that she’d be hosting a prefrosh. In quick succession, her Facebook status was updated, Google-stalking was initiated, and room cleanliness was given serious consideration.
Around 3 pm yesterday, Jeanne’s phone rang and we went to meet our overnight guest (who was suitably impressed by our vanilla-scented plug-in air freshener). And then we played host!
In the course of 24 hours, our visitor got a glimpse of sorority life at MIT, witnessed some pre-test tension (and post-test sluggishness), watched MIT Symphony Orchestra rehearse, attended classes, and wandered all about the MIT campus, past Athena clusters, through the Infinite, and into the tunnels.
She seemed pretty happy when she left:
(L-R: Jeanne, Jeanne’s prefrosh)
Which in turn really makes me wish I’d visited more colleges while applying last year. As awesome as these blogs are, there’s only so much you can gather from small black letters pasted against an artificially-lit screen. Could I have seen the smoke that filled my floor after an effort to microwave a bagel pizza went terribly astray? Could I have chatted with the marathon runners, pageant winners, Intel finalists, RSI/WTP alumni that I’ve lived and learned with these past few weeks? Could I have witnessed first-hand the hilarious jigs my professors perform to demonstrate level curves and rotational modes?
So the moral of the story is: COME VISIT. Discover the various pains and pleasures of MIT for yourself, and give me a chance to play host again! There’s always something going on at MIT, so any time is a good time to visit.
And if you really can’t make it, no worries. I lived vicariously through the blogs last year; I wouldn’t say it’s a bad thing :)