The beginning of the school year is always hectic. There’s enough to worry about, what with moving in, finding classes and meeting new people. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the whirlwind and lose sight of the most important events.
The first month is also one of the most important. Between settling in and getting involved, there’s a lot to do. Here’s a guide to important events to help make sure you don’t miss out on anything.
1st – Hypnotized on the Heights!
Nights On the Heights will be sponsoring weekend activities all year. Go to your first NOTH event by seeing an awesomely fun show at 9:30 p.m. in Robsham Theatre. Make sure to register for this and other first week activities here.
2nd – Campus Scavenger Hunt
From 1-3 p.m. you have the chance to compete with your fellow classmates in a massive scavenger hunt. The chance to win big prizes and see the school in a fun light? Don’t miss it.
3rd – First day of classes
This is an important one. Don’t miss this! As a helpful tip, go find your classes the day before so you don’t get lost!
Think you can dance? Try out for one of the many competitive dance teams. Can’t wait to run for office and follow in the steps of many great leaders? Join a political club of the affiliation of your choosing. Want to write and meet amazing people? JOIN THE GAVEL. From 10-2 p.m. on Linden Lane you’ll have a chance to see all the clubs and organizations and have the opportunity to get involved.
6th – BC vs. Wake Forest
It’s not the first game of the season, but it’s the first game after all the students have moved and settled in. Throw on your Superfan shirt and put that Gold Pass to use by supporting our Eagles in Alumni Stadium. If you don’t lose your voice, you did something wrong.
10th – Volunteer Fair
A big part of being an Eagle is giving back to the community. Go to Lyons Dining Hall (The Rat) at 7 p.m. and learn of the many ways you can be active in volunteering.
12th – Academic Convocation
This will be your first flight as Eagles as well as your first act as a unified class. You’ll participate in a tradition that started in 2004, be told to go set the world aflame and officially become a BC Eagle.
Now that you’ve already attended your first football game and mumbled through the cheers, here’s another chance to really show everyone your school spirit.
27th-29th – Parents’ Weekend
Invite your parents and take them on a tour of your daily schedule and even bring them to your Friday classes! They’ll be excited to see how you’re doing and meet your new friends.
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What makes the Gavel so BANGin’? We keep it fresh. It’s drippin with swagger and is home to some of the coolest cats on campus. The Gavel is always fun and I’ve met nothing short of amazing people and writers here.
You have 24 hours to give prospective students a tour of BC and convince them to enroll. How do you spend the day? I’d start by getting some coffee and a personalized omelet at Mac. Then we’d go lose our voices at a football game and wear our super awesome Superfan shirts. We would then go see one of the amazing Acapella groups perform. We’d get some Mac N Cheese from the Rat for lunch. We would go see My Mother’s Fleabag for an awesome good time. Then we’d take a break and visit the dorms (i.e. sit in my room and watch Mean Girls…because Mean Girls.). We would then go to a hockey game, then to the Mods, and end the night at Late Night.
If you could go back in time and give yourself a pep talk the night before you moved into BC as a freshman, what is the most important piece of advice that you would give to your former self? Eat your vegetables and take a lot of pictures.
What is your favorite study spot on campus? The Rat
What is your go-to meal at Late Night? That delicious Simply Orange juice the dining halls always have stocked. This and a personal pizza topped with ketchup. Judge all you want, but ketchup on pizza is the best thing to happen since Game of Thrones.
What is the #1 most played song on your iTunes? “I Always Knew” by the Vaccines
What is the best Halloween costume that you have ever worn? I was Minnie Mouse as a kid. Not trying to brag, but I rocked the ears off that costume.
If you could only eat at one restaurant for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Del Taco
If you could befriend the main characters from any TV show or movie, who would you choose and why? Easy. Harry Potter. (I’m assuming) I’d get to go to Hogwarts, be a wizard AND be friends with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. It’s a win win, for me anyway. If I can’t be a wizard then i’d be friends with the main characters from This Is The End.