What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School? -UChicago

“As cheesy as it is, people don’t know that it’s a great place! People have misconceptions about the school and about the people here, but I want to show prospective students that they will find a metaphorical home at UChicago. Be it a department, an RSO, a residential house, or a sports team — I want to give them the tools to find that place, because it DOES exist.” -Sherpa Rena

Itinerary: UC Davis

I’d like to meet in the center of UC Davis’s quad, as it is easily recognizable and I can tell you about my experiences and the events that happen on the quad throughout the year. I’ll take you towards Wellman Hall and show you the locations of some of the bigger lecture halls that I’ve had Computer Science courses in, along with the exact spot on campus that I remember deciding to choose Davis. From there, we’ll head South towards Tercero (my housing location) and give you the details of the three housing options that the housing tours tend to leave out. Almost right next to Tercero is Kemper, which will be the main stop of the tour. Kemper is the UC Davis CS and Engineering building, filled with programmers at nearly all times of the typical school day. I can take you to the infamous Kemper basement, which has been where CS students meet up together to work their school projects for quite a long time. If we have any time left after showing you Kemper, I’ll take you towards the Silo, which is another one of campus’s hubs for gathering (and also for food!). Sherpa Christian, UC Davis

Itinerary: University of Miami

Sherpa Sydney, University of Miami “Start off at the Rock – located right outside the campus store by the U statue (recommended to park in Pavia visitor garage parking) Richter Library – show inside Class buildings – Dooly Memorial, School of communication PanHellenic building – Show inside Delta Gamma sorority suite, give background about Greek Life Mention Student Parking Class buildings – education and business buildings Empanada stands Walk through – past registrar, upperclassmen dining hall, Mahoney Pearson dorms Hillel – brand new building, events Topple Career Center Health center Cross the brand new bridge across the lake University Center – Academic Resource Center Breezeway Food Court (kosher dining options) Patio Stage – discuss the events that go on at the stage SAC (Student Center) – go to third floor for peripheral view of campus, show silent study lounge Dining options in/around the student center The Rat – on campus bar/restaurant Frost School of Music Gusman Concert Hall – large concerts Ring Theatre – plays, musicals, etc. Music library Practice rooms Classrooms Freshman dorms Dorm rooms Music practice rooms (Stanford and Hecht) Study Lounges Laundry Communal bathrooms Layout of the floors – What it means to be a “residential” college …

What’s Something People Don’t Know About Your School? -Washington University in St. Louis

“WashU was the host of the 1904 World’s Fair, also called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Many buildings built for the Fair are still around such as Holmes Lounge which was built to hold the Queen’s Jewels and Francis Field where the first waffle cone was invented. We are also situated across from the largest urban park in the country, Forest Park, which has sites such as the Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, and the Jewel Box.” -Sherpa Jacob