Ah, the campus tour – the first impression of their soon-to-be university for many students leaving high school. Most of us have done a tour of our school campuses before we started or just after we arrived. Fast forward a few months – or in the case of these writers four years – how the times do change from those first impressions and fresh ideas to the knowledge and lived experiences of veteran students. We take a trip down memory lane to reminisce about our campus tours, and how we feel about those fresh ideas now.
Then: “I bet that every weekend is going to be a huge party!”
Now: “Why can I not find any space in the library on Saturday night?”
Then: “I hope the cafeteria doesn’t serve mush…”
Now: “This is the most delicious gourmet meal I have ever eaten.”
** Except at Subway, that’s still not gourmet and will fall apart **
Then: “The dorm rooms are actually bigger than I expected.”
Now: What the beds feel like…
Then: “The Nitobe Garden is so beautiful!”
Now: “The Nitobe Garden is so beautiful!”
Then: “Wow the Totem Park Cafe is probably just as nice as Place Vanier!”
Now: “ew what?”
Then: “I’ll get so much studying done in the Irving Library!”
Now: “Tumblr or Facebook…?”
And Perhaps the most decieving…..
Then: “All this construction will be done by the time you all get here!”