A Week in the Life - Fall
With their first year half over, we asked some of our freshmen to share what they have on tap for their spring semester. Below, you can get a glimpse at the daily life of a Tufts Student. Just click on their schedules for a full sized view.
Mary Cross '16. Center City, MN - Arts & Sciences
Back to the wonderful craziness after winter break, one of the changes I am most excited about is NO MORE 8:30 CLASSES! I will now have time to get in a great breakfast in Dewick or even hit the gym before class (ha yeah…#sleep>gym). Through walking up and down the hill to get to class and various meetings and rock climbing practices, I think I will be extremely active! I am also ridiculously excited about my class schedule this semester; besides taking some amazing classes for my Environmental Studies major (did someone say geology fieldtrips??) I also landed spots in some great music classes such as Kiniwe, which is African drumming styles and dance, and Gospel choir (both of which will help me fulfill my African culture option for the language requirement!). The free time that I have is mostly taken up by other clubs such asBEATS streetpercussion group, cramming my face with food, or fitting in library time here and there to hardcore get work done. Never fear, I have plenty of time on weekends or evenings to catch up with friends, and this crazy business is just the way I like it!
Nikhil Shinday '16. Santa Barbara, CA - Engineering
It’s that time of year where everyone transitions from the holidays, and all the merriment, food and family that the best season of the year comes with, in order to get back work and school. This means new classes and opportunities: I’m taking standard second-semester-freshman-engineer courses and I continue my jobs at admissions and at the theater workshop. I’m also going to be assistant technical directing Alice Through the Looking Glass, a production of 3P’s (Tufts’ student-theater organization), and quite possibly, I’ll have an internship at the CEEO. I have a full plate for the coming four and a half months, but every second is going to be filled with things that I want to do, and more importantly, things that make me happy!
Maya Zeigler '16. Lawrenceville, GA - Arts & Sciences
My tentative second semester schedule looks much different than what I would've expected. I've abandoned my International Relations classes in favor of dance, film, and anthropology classes. This semester will be a hodge-podge of new things for me: cue the beginning of Tour Guiding (which I'm STOKED for), teaching kids with Generation Citizen, and this weird Ex-College Experimental Film class. I am ubër-excited to see how it all plays out. I'm not really sure where I'm headed in search of a major that I'm truly passionate about, but I think I'll enjoy the journey until I get there. What not to like about no class on Fridays?
Imogen Browder '16. Calabasas, CA - Arts & Sciences
Though I really tried to cut back this semester, my schedule remains as busy as always… honestly, though, I wouldn’t have it any other way! This semester I am taking on a full six courses, bracing myself for the official start of Pole-Vault season, finishing up my role as a police officer in Measure for Measure, and starting most mornings surrounded by excited children acting as a drawing in Tufts Travelling Treasure Trunk, oh and I am beginning my stint as an official Tufts tour guide so PLEASE come and visit me. I must say, I am particularly excited for my course in Shakespeare and the course on Women in Fiction, I will have a lot of reading to do, I am sure, but it is going to be a very interesting, literary semester. I cannot wait for my first-second semester to begin, it’s going to be busy, and tiring, and amazingly stimulating!
Josh Grelle '16. Plano, TX - Arts & Sciences
My schedule this semester is a lot busier than my last semester. Part of that is because I am taking five classes this semester instead of four. Another reason is because my new year’s resolution was to work harder on my classes which is why I have fixed study times in my schedule now. I’m hoping that because I have it scheduled I’ll actually sit down and do it. I also decided that I need to start doing more physical activity now that I’m not taking a dance class. I normally do dancercise every once in a while but because I’m trying to be more consistent so I scheduled time for it. I also feel like on days I do yoga in the morning I’m more productive because it wakes me up in the mornings. The class I’m most excited about is my independent film project because I get to be an assistant producer on the set of a film and my professor is the producer! How cool is that?
P.S. All the white places in my schedule are filled with eating, like seriously all of them.