Perks of campus seniors will (and won’t) miss
Published: Friday, May 4, 2012
Updated: Friday, May 4, 2012 20:05
As students at UConn, we have a lot of perks that sometimes can go by unnoticed. We have eight dining halls that offer a variety of food at odd hours of the day. We can’t forget the Union, which also offers some great eateries, especially late at night. There is the convenience of being able to walk to a friend’s dorm in 15 minutes or less, depending where they live on campus. College life may have its workload, but there are many perks that we as students have access to. It can be hard for soon-to-be graduates to leave them behind, especially for those living on-campus.
“I’ll miss being in close proximity to my friends on a daily basis,” said Mike Tassavor, a molecular cell biology major. “I’ll also miss the feeling of having the future in front of me which made me feel anything is still possible. Also, I’ll really miss hanging out and eating wings.”
Carlton Peterson, an accounting major, said, “I like the fact that everything is walkable; there is really no car necessary. I’ll miss the diverse culture of people and even restaurants that this area offers. Coming here was like being in a totally different area and you are in constant contact with people who are your own age and share the same interests. At home I really don’t have that too much.”
While some students are prepared to leave UConn, others are still worried to face the real world. Having to cook your own meals, living on your own, or departing from close friends is a part of the process as students graduate.
“I’m going to miss the dining hall and food being made for me all the time since I’m terrible at cooking,” said Lucia Cifuentes, a political science major. “And I’m going to miss having all my friends in one place - we’re all branching out and it’s scary!”
Besides some of the perks that UConn offers, there are some aspects students will not miss. Whether it is the parking system or the constant construction, there are some elements of UConn that students are ready to leave behind.
“Parking! I won’t miss the parking here the parking stystem is horrendous,” said Mike Preato, a double major in political science and journalism. “However, I will miss the 12 hours-a-day dining halls, club activities and friends. I also enjoyed the peace and solitude of having a room to myself.”
Adrienne Swartwout-Morgan, a human development and family studies major, and Michelle Mattera, a marketing major, both shared what they won’t miss at UConn.
“The construction outside of McMahon I’ll just miss so much. But seriously, I’ll miss people and seeing them every day. And of course I’ll miss the points,” Mattera said.
One aspect that many students commonly reflected on was missing friends they have made at UConn. According to multiple students the university does offer many perks, but the greatest perk is friends that students make through the years.