The First Six Weeks – Through the Eyes of a Freshman
It has been about six weeks since you dropped your students off and said goodbye through tears and mixed emotions, hoping they would make a smooth transition. Most likely, they have made that smooth transition. We talked to one freshman who did, and she continues to take life at Fisher by storm.
Hilary Wilcox, Canton, NY
Major: International Studies
Q: Can you sum up your first month at Fisher in three words?
A: Challenging, exciting, and liberating
Q: How has your coursework in College compared to work in high school? Are you finding it difficult or has it been an easy transition? Are you able to find resources on campus to help you?
A: I have more coursework in college than I did in high school, but I believe that's typical. There is more reading but it's not overbearing. It has been a fairly easy transition, besides the fact that I am missing my friends and family. I personally have not used any of the academic services offered yet but I know that if I need to, there are plenty of them.
Q: Have you joined any campus clubs or organizations yet?
A: I joined the equestrian club and the intramural volleyball team, and I may join the Resident Student Association to increase my chances of becoming a Resident Assistant next year.
Q: Are you keeping busy on the weekends? Name one of your favorite social campus events that has taken place so far.
A: Yes, there is always something to do on and off campus. I really enjoyed the Logan Mize concert on campus. He was amazing and very down to earth.
Q: What do you miss most from home?
A: I miss my friends and family most. It is hard in the beginning especially if, like me, you only know one other student on the whole campus. But I have made some really great friends so far and am going to continue to do so, while still keeping up with friends from home. I miss my family most, though, because it is just so different without them. I am learning to spread my wings and be independent from them.
Q: What do you love most about your new home?
A: Well, for me, my roommate, Camille, and I are getting along really well, which was one of the aspects I was most nervous about. And the professors are all really great about working with the students and helping them, trying to keep them on the track for good grades.