Well I am now officially a resident of 109 St. Stephen street, and have a great apartment! I’ve finally gotten my own bedroom and love the location. I hope everyone else had a positive move in experience, as always feel free to ask any questions you have!
The packing has officially begun for my move to Boston tomorrow and I’m getting pretty excited! Tonight will consist of some real-world Tetris as I try to pack everything into the car to beat the rush tomorrow morning. I hope everyone else is getting excited to head back down as well, as always feel free to ask me questions as you start your time on campus. Anything from questions about classes, to places to eat, to any other Boston information you would like to know!
The time is getting near to head back to Boston and I am definitely starting to get excited! This year should be an interesting living experience, as I will not be in a Northeastern residence hall but rather an apartment on St. Steven street. Since I now have a couple of years of experience in this endeavor, I figured I would provide some tips for all you eager freshmen:
-Don’t overpack. The freshman rooms are not exactly palaces, so your oversized bean bag and choice piece of IKEA furniture can be left at home (fire code wouldn’t allow either of these items anyway)
-Remain calm about your roommate assignment. Some people may be quite misrepresented by their Facebook page that you have undoubtedly been stalking, so save your opinions until you’ve met in person and had some time to get to know each other. You might find you have more in common than you think (hint: Northeastern housing probably had something to do with that when they assigned you together)
Go explore. There is no better bonding experience than trying to navigate the not-so-gridlike streets of Boston with a group of people you just met. Don’t be afraid to say hello, people will appreciate it! It’s kind of like running into wildlife while on a hike, they’re probably more scared of you than you are of them.
Finally, have fun! I agree that it is a huge change that destroys any concept of a comfort zone, so embrace this and make this new experience the experience you want it to be.
Best of luck Freshmen, I’ll see you around campus!