First Impressions of Lasell Reply

By Madelyn Hedges

Myself and other first year students experienced college for the first-time during orientation weekend. Everyone had made their way down to the football field before 8 a.m. There, we sat in a big circle with name tags pinned to our t-shirts and played “ice breaker games.” All the orientation leaders were practically jumping out of their shoes to get us involved.  

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A Peek into a First Year’s Mind Reply

By Yazmeen Gedeon

Coming into Lasell, I picked up all these good vibes from the school and students. I thought everyone was super nice and helpful. I realized I was able to find all my classes very easily. It wasn’t a case of me getting lost and walking into the wrong class – it was all a very smooth transition.

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From “No” to “Whoa” Reply

By Yadira Medina

When I first arrived at Lasell I was nervous because it isn’t a racially diverse school, so I felt out of my element. For this reason, I decided to room with girls from my high school – along with the hope that it’d lessen my sense of homesickness. But I came to Lasell to study so making friends had to take a backburner…or so I thought. I soon realized that wasn’t going to work here.

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First Year Student Tackles Her First Month at College 1

By Katie Peters

Starting college was (and still is) an exciting time in my life. Lasell was my top choice school so I was eager to start my freshman year. The first week of school was filled with making friends and finding what I liked to do. I met people from orientation, made some new friends and joined a couple clubs – anything I could do to find my place.

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My New Start Reply

By Emma Murray

The day was August 19th. Nerves filled my body as I drove onto campus. I was here two weeks early for cross country pre-season. The campus was very quiet and peaceful. I truthfully was not ready for a change. I did not want to go to college, I wanted to be back home with all my friends. Of course, the first night was rough and I was homesick. The bed was stiff and I missed my parents, but as time passed I slowly started getting used to the feeling of being away from home.

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Home Away from Home

By James Barry

This past summer was one of my favorites. It felt long and I hung out with my family and friends often. It wasn’t until orientation was right around the corner that I began to get a little nervous. I couldn’t believe I was going to college! I have two sisters and they are the best, but both had two different college experiences. My older sister is shy and nervous while the other is very outgoing and courageous. They each told me opposite things to expect which didn’t help and naturally, I became nervous.

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