Things That Prove TU Was The Right Choice For Me

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Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes from Laci L., a freshman English, Education and Spanish major from Bartlesville, Okla.

When I first applied to The University of Tulsa, I had done my research: I would have small classes, there is a Greek community on campus, our football team is in the American Athletic Conference, etc., etc. I thought college would be pretty black and white. Go to class during the week and balance studying and having fun on the weekends. It was great coming here and realizing there is ALWAYS something to do on campus. As the say, college truly is what you make of it. But thankfully, TU provides opportunities to meet new people and get involved on campus and in the community. This is a list of things that have made me confident I made the right choice with my decision to attend The University of Tulsa:

photo 1-4- Watching the sun rise behind the McFarlin Library and the failed attempts of capturing the beauty on an iPhone camera.

– The Collins Fitness Center is open until 11pm, which is a great way to work off some stress after a long day of studying. Collins has a variety of workout machines and offers an awesome variety of exercise classes to help you fight off the Freshman 15. Continue reading

Traditions and Competitions

IMG_1675We are in the midst of Homecoming week here at TU and as a junior I have a few Homecoming traditions that I always look forward to.  Every night of Homecoming Week includes events that the whole school is invited to attend.  Organizations are able to participate in the competitive aspects of Homecoming and are judged by attendance, as well as how they place in the competitive events.  I work in Fisher South, the first-year residence hall, and our hall government competes in Homecoming each year.  The events for Homecoming this year include a Color Run, Street Painting, a Yard Board competition, a Pie-Eating Contest, and our annual Bonfire.

The theme this year is the All-American Homecoming in honor of TU moving into the American Athletic Conference for our Division I teams.  Fisher South is a very competitive building, and these events have made all of us step up our game.  My favorite event of Homecoming is Street Painting.  During Street Painting, organizations take a section of 8th Street leading up to Chapman Stadium and paint murals to show our school spirit.  We are given three hours to complete the competition and it was all hands on deck.  Our concept was “The All-American Dream” and Goldie was dreaming about a Golden Hurricane sweeping up the Bulls (our opponents for the game), Captain ‘Cane punching a bull, and our football team making the winning field goal. Continue reading

Freshmen Settling In

Each year move-in week is deemed one of the craziest weeks of the school year, not only for those who are moving into the residence halls, but also for the staff members who are making sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. I work in Fisher South, the all-freshmen residence hall. Move-in week is extremely exciting and as staff members we were counting down the days until we could meet the new residents and welcome them into their new home for the next two semesters.

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The first big event that each resident hall hosted was Hall of a Movie. Everyone’s welcome bag contained a bag of popcorn to bring to any hall for a movie night. In Fisher South we showed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Continue reading