Fall Semester in 500 Words

First off, I know you all have been anxiously awaiting my glorious return to the W&M blogosphere. I apologize for the long delay, but due to seventeen credits, an internship hunt and numerous on-campus commitments I have been beyond busy this semester. However, the wait is over because the kid is back! It’s been a great semester here at W&M with a lot going on around campus, however, I’m going to limit my post to some of my highlights.

Giving Tours
Giving tours has been especially great this semester. I’m not sure why, but for some reason I keep getting the BEST tour groups. Every group I’ve had has been super engaged and excited to learn about W&M. The highlight of my tours this semester was hands down getting an interview for an internship from one of the mothers on my tour. Yeah, my tours are THAT good. So, if you’re ever on campus, look for me to be your tour guide because it’s so great you’ll just want to hire me when you’re done. Of course, I’m kidding but in all seriousness my tours really have been great. I’ve especially enjoyed giving them this semester and I really did get an interview.

This semester I participated for the first time as an Orientation Aide (OA) for freshman orientation and it was an incredible experience. I was assigned a men’s hall in Yates (shout out to Y2$) and had an absolutely incredible time getting to know them through the five day orientation. It was so much fun to help them get acclimated to the community that I love so much. I see those guys around campus all the time and it’s always great to check-in and see how they’re doing. Needless to say, I instantly reapplied when the application was available, and fortunately was selected to return for next year. I’m already looking forward to Orientation 2013!

All Tribe, One Family
I may have mentioned this in another post but I was fortunate enough to have my older cousin as a classmate here at William & Mary for my first two years. It was awesome to have someone that I’ve known my whole life to share the incredible experience that is William & Mary with. Because of this, it was very bittersweet to see him graduate last spring. However, this pain was eased by the incredibly awesome news I got this week. My older cousin’s little brother (so, my other cousin) just got his Early Decision acceptance to join the Tribe and will be a member of the Class of 2017 starting next fall! This means that all the Peppe (my mother’s maiden name) grandsons will have gone to William & Mary! I am so excited to welcome my cousin, I can barely contain myself. I’m pretty sure I’ve told absolutely everyone I know. And with this blog post, I’m telling everyone I don’t know as well!

And yeah, this post is exactly 500 words.

Alma Mater Hail,


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