When I received my letter in the mail informing me of my hall assignment and roommate, I quickly ran and pulled out all my Rider papers looking for the map. I grabbed the map and searched for the Wright building. This would be my building for the next year and I wanted to know how close it was to everything. It was the first building facing the academic buildings; so far, I was pretty excited. When I got there, things changed a bit. I was planning on being a new, friendly freshman and introducing myself to all the people on my floor the first day. I was going to meet new friends, boys and girls alike; it was going to be good. Well, that didn’t happen at all.
I was in Wright, the only all-girls building on campus. Well, this was unexpected. I thought all along you had to request that building. Turns out that is not the case. So there were no boys around and very little people because Wright is not all freshmen, meaning not everyone had moved in yet since only freshmen were moving in. So this was a little different than what I had expected.
Don’t get me wrong; I have absolutely no problem with Wright. It just wasn’t what I had expected and I think I like other aspects of the other buildings better. I like that the other halls have a lobby when you first come in, with a front desk and the mailboxes. Here at Wright, we have only one lounge, no front desk and our mailboxes are in the middle of the hall on the first floor.
I also like that the other halls are diverse. I have nothing against girls at all, but I like being around guys as well. They can be different and add an interesting twist on things. Plus I have never lived around them so I was looking forward to the opportunity to befriend them and live right next to them. I think it just makes it easier to become friends, at least here in this new college life; it’s an experience. I will just have to wait until next year I guess.
I have to say, though, that Wright is cleaner than the others. I don’t know why, considering we don’t clean our own things, but it is much cleaner and seems like a brighter building. However, it is not as quiet as some might think. We slam doors and some girls scream and yell, so I guess that would be the same in any other building.
Something I think I would like to add to Wright that I like about the other halls is being able to leave something when we move on. Within the other buildings there are writings and painted blocks on the walls left by earlier students. I think that’s a really cool thing to leave behind and it makes the halls more colorful and unique.
Once again, I have nothing against Wright. It is a great place to live. It’s homey and the people are very nice. I guess it just wasn’t what I had originally expected to find when I came to live at college.