cinephile wrote:Thanks to both of you, Cupidity and kaiser. Lucky me, I'll be living amongst undergrads, so I probably will experience some of the chaos. It's too bad orientation couldn't start a bit after move-in dates.
Along the same lines, would you recommend the Be Yourself orientation to meet my classmates/make friends/bonding? What else happens during this orientation? I hadn't planned on attending that either since it requires a couple more nights in a hotel with the cats.
BU restructured the schedule to help the September 1 movers out. Last year, classes started in late August, and they had no classes held on the 1st so people could move in. But that meant people were crashing at other places for the first few days of class. That made for a total mess for many people. Trust me, you have it a lot better now that moving doesn't conflict with class at all.
The orientation is mostly all about the bonding, and making friends. You are with your section during every class of every day. They will be your new family for the next year. So it is important that you take some time to socialize, bond, chat, etc. with them. I can't remember if there were any actual important events or important info given out at orientation, but all around, its not something you should miss.