|The sign for the Pancake Pantry.|
|This was the line to get some pancakes.|
|My delicious breakfast.|
We arrived around 2:45 PM, which was a bit early. We checked in to get our keys and key cards. When they handed my key card and key it was the greatest feeling. I had a feeling of independence and happiness. During the check-ins, the staff were all welcoming and nice. I loved their enthusiasm and because of it, I knew this was going to be great.
When we received our room numbers, I was absolutely shocked. Chiamaka and I were roomed together. But, Chiamaka and I decided to ask for other roommates to room with because we strongly believed that if we didn't, we wouldnt have the full college experience. Our proctor, Meg, understood that, helped us go to the head office, and find a solution. We got to switch roommates from another room. My new roommate is this girl named Karina. Shes in the same grade and shes really enthusiastic. She was familiar with the VSA , Vanderbilt Summer Academy, program because she's taken classes here before. She seems really great and I was happy to be roommate with her. In addition Chiamaka and Jasmine are my neighbors!!
The dorm rooms were spacious. I was afraid that they were going to be cramped but I was wrong. There were two closets, four drawers, two desks, and two beds. There is a lot of room to put clothes and other stuff in.
|This is what the dorms looked like.|
We had dinner at one of the dining halls, but before dinner we had some group activities/ games to remember each other names and have fun. After dinner we went back to finish the tour, which ended in an auditorium-like room. We had an orientation. The VSA orientation was nothing like I expected. I was expecting a long information session but I was wrong. The staff had their own entertaining twist to every aspect of the orientation. Each proctor group of each house , which is split into three houses(V House, S House, and A House) had their own creative informative videos that introduced the proctors. I am in V House. One thing that I admired was our house cheer. " Whose house?/ V house!/ Whose house?/ V house!/ What house?/ The house!" is our house cheer.
After the orientation we went out on the lawn with the whole VSA program to play lawn games. We played human scavenger hunt. I was confused at first but understood what to do. It was really fun. Although our group didn't get any points, it was okay because we all tried. To end the day we went back to our dorms to talk to our proctor, Meg. Then we all went to our rooms to get ready for the next day. Today was an exciting day and went way better than I thought. I can't wait to start class tomorrow and see what tomorrow has stored for me!