Homecoming 2022

The sound of students is lingering across the dining hall, frisbees are flying along the Green Space, and the taps are flowing in the pub…that can only mean one thing: we’re back. The 2022-2023 school year brought a feeling of normalcy that we as a community desperately needed. Adjusting to a post-COVID world was our focus for the better part of the year; now with with it on the back burner, it’s time that we head into the 2023-2024 school year with a bang.

As club presidents, if there is one thing we noticed from last year, it’s that while the morale of the student body is higher due to no COVID restrictions, there is a significant decrease in campus involvement. Burnout levels are at an all-time high and social batteries are draining faster than a one-year-old iPhone battery. We get it, adjusting from school in our bedrooms to a packed schedule in a year is no easy task. Getting to that club meeting instead of your midday siesta may seem daunting, but if you do it, you won’t regret it.

Clubs are not only a great way to get yourself involved, but they also provide an avenue to meet new people and add something to your resume. We all love the TikToks that joke about entry-level jobs that require a plethora of experience. Employment experience isn’t all that is required; field-related experience is applicable as well and will show initiative to a potential employer.

Let’s get back to filling the pub for karaoke and to the Student Center being a hub for students, not just where you pick up your Amazon packages and get a breakfast sandwich. Ultimately, the college experience is crafted by the student body; it’s up to us to build a sense of community. What we can promise you is that your experience will be much better if you remember these two words: get involved!