10:00 AM: Informal Campus Tour. I don’t live in a dorm this year, but I can show you around some of the residence halls without going into rooms. Each hall has a different theme, so you can see the different types of living experiences offered. 11:00 AM: Lunch in the business school. Our business school doesn’t have class on Friday’s, but I am more than happy to walk you around the building. There might be a pitch competition that we can sit in on. My only class on Fridays is a 9 – 9:50 Econometrics class. You are more than welcome to come with me to that class, but I can ask around and see if there are any other interesting Econ classes later on in the day. 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: When the tour ends, I highly recommend exploring Atlanta (if you’re not already from here). I was a little skeptical of the city, but it has so much to offer. Decatur has some really good restaurants, and is only a 5 minute drive away. -Sherpa Lee, Emory University
10:00 AM: We can meet at Crema Café on Harvard Square; I can say as an Italian that it’s fantastic coffee, and I can answer any of your initial questions 10:30 AM: Walking tour of the yard; two freshman dorms and common rooms, some classrooms, and the two main libraries (Widener and Lamont) 11:00 AM : Any of the following (all require some planning on my part, so please let me know which sounds most appealing) Meet with a member of the SEAS staff, quick tour of the Active Learning Labs Meet with a PBHA coordinator to discuss general offerings, check out the Youth Homeless Shelter I volunteer at Meet one of my friends who is concentrating in Math/CS and explore the Science Center with them Walk 10m to the Charles and check out some upperclassman housing along the way 11:30 AM: Lunch in Annenberg, the dining hall from Hogwarts (basically) 12:00 PM: Lecture on the macroeconomics of emerging markets by Professor Gita Gopinath. We’ll sit at the back so you can leave quietly whenever you want -Sherpa Rachel, Harvard University
2:00 PM: Meet at 77 Mass Ave: We’ll talk about the big entrance and The Alchemist statue. 2:30 PM: We’ll walk through the Infinite Corridor. As we go, I’ll point out big lecture halls, the Bar of Colors, go upstairs to the Barker library, and see some music rooms. 2:45 PM: Once we get to Stata and the Green Building, I can tell you about EECS and the hacks. 3:00 PM: On our way back, we’ll cross to the residential half of campus, where we can drop by the Z center (athletic building). If there’s time, we can also walk by the Charles River. 3:30 PM: We’ll take a look at Dorm Row, where most of the living groups are on campus. I’ll discuss the different cultures of each dorm, and we can visit McCormick Hall and Next House. 4:00 PM: We’ll end at the DuPont Lounge, where I have dance rehearsal at 4. -Sherpa Catherine, MIT
8:50 AM: Meet under Faunce Arch, which is the main center of campus, just on the outskirts of the main green. It’ll be an easy place to locate each other and if the weather is bad, it’ll provide some coverage! 9:00 AM: Sit in on APMA0650 (Essential Statistics) course. I’m taking this class as one of my pre-med requirements, so it’ll be a good preview of what courses you might take. We can stay for half the class since it’s an 80 minute course, but we can stay as long as you want! 9:45 AM: Visit Keeney Quad, one of the main housing units for freshmen. I can show you quads, lounges, kitchens, and inside the dorm. 10:00 AM: General tour across campus. I can show you where most of the pre-med required classes take place, as well as the lab that I’m doing neuroscience research in (Bio-Med center). 10:20 AM: Breakfast/lunch at the Ratty, one of our two all-you-can-eat swipe in dining halls. I usually see some of my friends there, so we can all eat together and they can also answer any questions you might have! 10:50 AM: Questions/end tour. You can definitely ask me any questions about …
10:00 AM: Meet on the “residence hill” (351 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90024) 10:00 am – 10:30 AM: See a dorm room, view the dining halls, computer labs, stores, and gym on the “hill” 10:30 am – 11:00 AM: Walk down “Bruin Walk,” get introduced to all the club options, view the student center and gym 11:00 am – 11:15 AM: Sit in on a class. The course is a pre-requisite class that you would have to take if you pursue a biological and physical science major 11:15 am – 12:00 PM: Meet my friends OPTION 1: Eat on campus in Ackerman (food court near bruin walk) OPTION 2: Eat on campus at my sorority house, where you can also meet my friends! (We have chefs prepare our food everyday, I can send you the menu beforehand if you would like that) Sherpa Lauren, UCLA
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
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 …
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