Before coming to Lasell, I had never heard the name. My family had gone to schools in Boston and my dad grew up just around the block from here. The other schools I toured included Suffolk and UMass Boston but they were nothing compared to Lasell.
My first impression of Lasell was when I was first on campus at the end of my junior year of high school. Much like everyone else, I was on a tour and the guides talked about the community here and all the super kind people on campus. They also talked about the school as if it was just an amazing community to be a part of.
As I drove up to campus on the first day of classes, I saw a Lasell banner hanging on the street pole as I pulled into the commuter parking lot. I remember being nervous and anxious about being a commuter student and not knowing anyone as I didn’t live there and move in with all the freshmen. I remember walking out of my car over preparing for the Writing Class. I needed to have my app pulled up on my phone to show the green “cleared” sign before even walking into the building. I was constantly thinking about what I am going to say, how to introduce myself.