dreaming-with-purpose asked: (continuing) if you experienced dorming what was it like and what was move in day like? What was your first day of classes like? how's the social life there? The party scene definitely isn't for me and I don't drink or do other drugs. I'm super curious because I'm a Junior and I'm thinking of applying to colleges early. Thank you :)
I would first start by saying don’t read reviews online. Come talk to our admissions staff members and students and you will get a clean insight on what life is like. And you can always shadow a student in a class if you want to see what campus life is like.
I am loving Suffolk. Like any work, school, or place in your life there are ups and downs but it is all what you make of it. I love my major department. I have met great friends. And Suffolk has given me opportunities that I would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.
I have had 3 internships so far, none of which I found through Suffolk. I got them all on my own. Suffolk does help however by giving you a website that filters all co-ops and internship postings to Suffolk students directly.
I did live in the residence halls. I lived in 10 West and 150 Tremont. I liked both dorms and I had two completely separate experiences. I hated my first roommate so I switched and I loved my second two roommates. So again you are never stuck in a situation that is uncomfortable or one that you don’t like. Living in the residence halls is step 1 of learning how you live and work as a person and you are figuring that out at the same time your roommate is. Also, sidenote - move in day is so fast and easy. It is nothing to worry about.
My first day of classes was so easy. Freshman year felt like an easy transition from high school to college for me. Classes were more difficult but I had way more time to complete work. That is what college is all about - time management. It is super easy to slack off all the time because you have so much free time but when you really need to, there is also a lot of time to work.
And again, social life is everything you want it to be. The RA’s will only both you if you are putting yourself in harms way or disturbing the peace. Follow those two rules and you’ll be fine. And outside the residence halls you have so many options to choose from, sporting events, dining, theatres, concerts, plays, and everything else Boston has to offer is at your fingertips. We have a fantastic location and we want you to take advantage of it. So definitely go out and explore Boston.
Once again, if you are curious about schools, call them up or just go visit them. Reviews online will serve you no purpose. And if you have any more specific questions or if this didn’t help it all, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org