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New Majors Meetings

Writing in a notebook

Whether you're a freshman and simply new to UMass, or you recently switched into a new academic department, chances are that you will be required to attend a new majors meeting. This past fall, I attended the new majors meeting for the marketing department after switching from hospitality and tourism management. Although mandatory, new majors meetings can be incredibly informative for understanding what resources and opportunities are available to you in your department. 

6! Weeks! Left!

Integrated Learning Center at UMass on a gray day, seen across the Campus Pond

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: time really does fly. In only a mere six weeks, I will be packing up my Central dorm room and heading back to my Connecticut hometown. This summer, I will most likely be a Guest Services Associate at a local country club again, the same as last year. My family has planned a small trip to Martha’s Vineyard and Canada, and I look forward most to relaxing and (hopefully) being able to sleep in. While I cannot wait to have four months to not worry about schoolwork, I also know how much I will miss being at UMass.

Wanted: Frog Lovers

Honestly, it doesn't matter if you love frogs dead or alive. I just need help with the population control of frogs in Antibes. Due to their insanely loud croaking, I haven't had a good night's sleep in over a week now, and I think I’m going a little crazy. This morning, I put eyelash glue on my toothbrush instead of toothpaste. True story.