Before coming to Dartmouth as a ‘15 this past September, I never could have imagined that the upperclassmen would get so excited to see freshmen. I get the sentiment now – I can’t wait to meet you and see the great things you bring to the future of this school.
I know the days leading up to the decision were especially difficult. I can remember mine as if they were yesterday. Counting down the minutes and seconds, not being able to concentrate in class, dealing with a mad rush of texts, chat messages, and phone calls – it all seemed so surreal.
That surreal feeling doesn’t really go away, though. My first term at Dartmouth has been unreal, and I can’t believe that I’ve already finished a twelfth of my time here (I don’t want to leave!). I can’t help but think how lucky I am to have chosen this school. Dartmouth is better than I could have imagined, and I’m positive you will feel the same way!