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Making your time at Auburn Incredible!
posted June 10, 2013
[We can't begin anything at Auburn without a hardy] WAR EAGLE!!! And hello again from the loveliest village on the plains! Getting annoyed with these posts yet? I hope not because you're voluntarily reading them. This week's blog will hopefully give you even further insight into making the next four years (or however many you choose to take) incredible!
As entering freshmen I'm sure each one of you have heard the following advice from someone older and hopefully wiser than you: "Go to class". Well they're right, and they won't be the last person to tell you that. That's the best way to be successful. But another really important thing to do in college is OTHER STUFF. There are tons of other things to do on campus that don't involve books- or homework. I can speak from experience that compared to high school and the younger years, it's the BEST time of your life. So do stuff you love!
Because Auburn is so AUsome (See what I did there? Get used to it because we "AU" a lot of words around here), there are TONS of organizations and activities in which you can get involved. Auburn has over 375 on campus organizations. And if by some miracle you can't find one you like, you can always start a new one!
In this post I'll be speaking from my experience, but that's only beginning to scratch the surface of the wealth of opportunities that Auburn provides! Here are a few of the things I did freshman year:
See anything in which you're interested? If not check out the student involvement website (http://www.auburn.edu/student_info/student_affairs/involvement/) and learn about even more organizations!
Aside from organizations we have all kinds of events on campus: a FREE end of the year concert- this year we had Hot Chelle Ray AND Train (Yes, like "Drops of Jupiter" Train); speakers like Maya Angelou, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Kenan Thompson from Kenan and Kel; a 12 hour dance marathon dedicated to raising money for Children's Miracle network (we raised $124,739.89 last year); every sport you can imagine at the intramural, club, and NCAA level (aside from football, gymnastics is my favorite-there's always a great turnout); and Tiger Nights which is basically where the student center becomes a free carnival- with a ton of food.
I could keep going on and on and on, but you're probably getting tired of reading. So I'll let you see and experience the rest of what Auburn has to offer when you get here!
Just a side not: make sure to check out O-days on the concourse August 26-27. All the student organizations will be out trying to get you to join their organization. Naturally, your upperclassmen friends will tell you not to go on the concourse during O-days because it will be crowded. DON'T LISTEN TO THEM. If you don't hear about organizations then how will you know what to join? I avoided it because friends told me to, and I regret it! Yes people will be shoving papers into your hands and possibly yelling out you to come to their table, but you can always recycle the paper and run away from the yellers.
Whew! So much involvement! Well, thanks for your faithful reading! Tune it- or log on- next week for more on what to do in the Auburn/Opelika area!
Until next time!