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AmericanAssassin
09-01-10, 05:15
Okay, so I just moved into my dorm today and I can't even believe how odd I feel. It's as if I've entered another world. A fantasy world. I'm ages away from my family and friends in an environment I'm not at all familiar with. When I was attempting to register earler I actually got sick from my nerves. I have never been that nervous in my entire life. I couldn't believe it. Also, the day didn't exactly go smooth. In fact, it went the opposite of smooth. I've just survived the most stressful day of my life. Seriously.

The plan was to leave at 6:00AM this morning, so we could be to the university by 9:00AM. That would put us right on schedule for the days events. Somehow, someway, none of my family managed to even wake up until after 6:00AM. The time we were supposed to leave. We didn't end up getting on the highway until around 7:30. We were sooooo running late. Then we got on the highway. It was a miserable experience. The exit we needed to get off on was closed down due to accidents caused by the horrific snowy weather. We had to take a detour. The weather was so horrible that we nearly slid off the road a few times. It was freaking crazy. It ended up taking about 4.5 hours to get there. We were running more late than we ever could have anticipated.

So, we went to do my registration. Everything seemed fine until they informed me that they never recieved my math and English skills results. I took that test months ago and the stupid place never sent it out. Luckily, the nice lady working at the registration desk managed to get hold of my scores and I didn't have to redo the stupid exam. Thank God. Then we had about an hour and a half to spare before we could continue to my scheduling.

I went to my dorm hall, got my key, and unloaded all of my things in my new room. My roommate, who was still on winter break, had his stuff scattered all over the room and pictures of naked women all over the walls. The whole situation was a nightmare. My roommate, from what I heard, was to be a sports obsessed Xbox fan. (PS3 all the way, baby!) We were polar opposites from what I could tell. Brandon and me were doomed from the start.

Then I headed over to the administration building to do some scheduling. This seemed like it should have been an easy task, but to my surprise my advisor then informed me that my existence at the university was not on the system. Somehow, I was able to do my initial registration and move into my dorm, but I was no longer in their system. So, I was taken to some other random building, where they then informed me that they had lost my high school transcripts and my application. I was then required to refill out my application. They were all running around the campus frantically trying to sort out my mess. In their owns words, my situation was the most stressful they had ever dealt with registration-wise.

So, while they were sorting out this mess, my family and I decided to go grab a bite to eat. Five hours later than we initially planned. The supposed "best Mexican restaurant in the state of Indiana" was a let down to say the least, but obviously that's the least important detail to this nightmare.

When we got back, they informed me that they still couldn't find the paperwork and I'd have to do my scheduling by hand. Ugh. So, I did so, with perhaps one of the nicest advisors I could have asked for. I don't have half the patience this guy has. Then we ran that schedule over to admissions. They told me they couldn't file it until they had a proof of my graduation date, sent from my old high school (which was now closed). Because of this we were late to get my student ID. We didn't have an official schedule, so we couldn't get my books. I couldn't access my loans in order to get my books. What a freaking mess it was. Then, at the last second, some random secretary walked in with my paperwork. Filed wrong, of course. The staff in that building were cheering. "Yay! The O'Hare mishap has been resolved." I'm famous already.

Unfortunately, the student ID building and the book store were now closed. So, I'm going to have to do all of that tomorrow. I'm not sweating it, though. Most of that stuff it sorted out. Thanks God.

Then, my family and I headed over to the nearest Walmart to grab me some dorm room snacks. Yum. I got fruit roll-ups, Mountain Dew, bottled water (of course), and some potato chips. I then brought them up to my dorm room and unpacked everything. To my surprise, there was a tiny note on the door of my room which read "Matthew O'Hare, please report to the front desk ASAP. So, I did. They then informed me that they gave me the wrong room and to move down to a different floor. I was then forced to repack all of my things. (I brought a hell of a lot.) I then brought it to my new room. This roommate seems much cooler. He's back from break already. Although, my first impression of him was porn and KY Jelly. Don't ask. I'm now mostly unpacked and looking forward to resolving all of my issues tomorrow. This was one crazy freaking day. :p

Olvidarse
09-01-10, 05:25
Although, my first impression of him was porn and KY Jelly.

Hahaha, that pretty much describes my freshman year roommate. You're not alone.

Your registration issues sound awful. I remember Collegeboard had similar issues when submitting my AP test scores...

remote91
09-01-10, 08:18
And so your adventure begins :p

It's hard when everyone else seems like they know what they're doing!

Aranara
09-01-10, 08:58
So you're in USA. When I'm reading this, after the form of organization I can see you're in Romania. You're organization is really messed up.
If I had to go to college right NOW, and this would've happened to me, I think I would've died of a panic attack because I panic when stuff doesn't go accordingly do my plans.

scoopy_loopy
09-01-10, 09:09
Yesh, that sounds horrible! Im glad youre settled for the moment, now atleast :hug: Good luck getting the rest of your stuff organised - hopefully you wont have to wait in massive cues to get your ID card and such done :) Good luck and welcome to my world, lol :tmb:

erosan
09-01-10, 10:26
Wow that was quite an interesting read, glad it was all sorted out, laughed at some parts sorry ^_^

Reggie
09-01-10, 10:54
Good luck with University! Try not to get too stressed and go with the flow if you can. That's what I'll try and do this year anyway. :p

jackles
09-01-10, 11:51
These things are meant to try us! :)


Welll atleast you have started on this adventure now...think like Lara..only minus the guns.......



:D

tombraiderluka
09-01-10, 11:56
These things are meant to try us! :)


Welll atleast you have started on this adventure now...think like Lara..only minus the guns.......



:D
But use guns if needed :p

xXhayleyroxXx
09-01-10, 12:20
oh no that's terrible! I'm glad it all got resolved xx

Mr.Burns
09-01-10, 13:37
Wow man, even my first day wasn't quite as hectic, but it was close. The first day is always the hardest, it'll get easier Matt. :) I had went to freshmen orientation prior to moving on campus so I already had some friends during the first few weeks. Give it a week or two and you'll wish you had come sooner :)

Trigger_happy
09-01-10, 14:07
Well, at least you survived to live another day. Something similar happened to me at my registration. I was doing the registration with some 2nd year, and they told that that because I didn't bring one random form about finance, I wouldn't actually get registered and would have to do it again, and I wouldn't get any money. I was horrified until I went to get my ID card printout, and the lovely girl told me the other guy was talking out of his arse.

Hope it all goes much better for you though, AA! Have fun!

Dennis's Mom
09-01-10, 14:09
As a fifteen year vet of post-secondary ed, I have to marvel at how poor your experience was. In this day of computers, the idea that someone could be lost so badly is mind-boggling. Paperwork, sure, but not even a computer record? Sounds like some very bad data entry.

But look on the bright side: it's onward and upward from here! :D

Eddie Haskell
09-01-10, 14:13
My first day was almost as bad. But after I got over the thought of committing suicide (I kid), I moved on to day #2. Then #3 and so on. It does get better and easier, take my word for it. Just never let anything or anyone stop you, and if you run into what appears to be a brick wall, get out your sledge hammer and knock that son of a ***** down.

Lemmie
09-01-10, 14:29
That sounds like a total nightmare! Congratulations for getting through it, I would probably have curled up and wept after the first five minutes!

God Horus
09-01-10, 16:19
Aww, I'm sorry to hear that! :(

After a while, things will start to get better! I know everything is a big mess right now but don't worry! :hug:!

LightningRider
09-01-10, 16:21
Wow, Horrible Day!

Thank God you made it out alive. I hope the others day go through with succession as well, albeit without the hardship. :o :hug:

Mad Tony
09-01-10, 18:10
Oh God, you've got me worried now! :p Glad everything seemed to work out in the end though. I'll be starting university myself in just over a year and a half. Sounds like a long time but it's not really. Already got a university fair thing coming up in April and I expect I'll be looking round and applying to places in the summer. Scary...

TRfan23
09-01-10, 18:15
Sounds like you don't settle into Uni as much as you settle into college :( It seemed to me as though I'd settle into Uni even more, considering Primary I settled in the worst and got better as I moved to secondary then college...

Yeh now I'm worried.

At least you've got most of it all sorted.

AmericanAssassin
09-01-10, 18:41
Even though yesterday went distasterously, I managed to get everything in order today. So, I thought I'd post some dorm room pics. :D

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs213.snc3/22032_1256384863669_1651032101_622918_1415175_n.jp g
Here's my side of the room. It's a bit dark, but you can see pretty much everything. Forgive the broken blinds.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs233.snc3/22032_1256384903670_1651032101_622919_6052414_n.jp g
Here's my bed and my dresser. As you can see, I brought my TV and PS3 with me.

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs293.ash1/22032_1256384983672_1651032101_622920_6782310_n.jp g
Here's my freakishly organized desk. Sorry about the overflowing trash can to the left.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs213.snc3/22032_1256385023673_1651032101_622921_1096372_n.jp g
Here's my closet, That thing is pretty much packed full of clothes and random junk.

Nenya awakens
09-01-10, 18:45
Wow nice room, but single bed :eek:

Mr.Burns
09-01-10, 18:47
Yea, that's about par for US dorms, Marc :( Damn Matt, you're room is nicer than the ones I had in college. :tmb:

Nenya awakens
09-01-10, 18:48
That sucks :( but the rooms a lot nicer then i thought it would be :) hows the room mate

AmericanAssassin
09-01-10, 18:51
So far my roommate seems pretty cool. His name is Michael (aka Mike). I played N64 with him and his girlfriend last night. They plan on introducing me to his girlfriend's roommate in a little bit. We'll see how that goes. At least it's something for me to do. :D

Mad Tony
09-01-10, 18:54
So far my roommate seems pretty cool. His name is Michael (aka Mike). I played N64 with him and his girlfriend last night. They plan on introducing me to his girlfriend's roommate in a little bit. We'll see how that goes. At least it's something for me to do. :DKind of off-topic but were you playing Goldeneye? :D

aurora89
09-01-10, 18:55
yuck, how stressful! I've had similar crap happen to me. "WHAT DO YOU MEAN I DON'T EXIST IN YOUR SYSTEM????????????????????" :hea: lol. Glad you got it all worked out though. And don't worry too much about the roommate; you really just have to halfway get along with him. You don't have to be best mates or anything!

AmericanAssassin
09-01-10, 18:57
Kind of off-topic but were you playing Goldeneye? :D

Were you spying on me? :p Because yes, I was. You can't play N64 without it. That and Mario Kart 64. :D

Mr.Burns
09-01-10, 19:02
So far my roommate seems pretty cool. His name is Michael (aka Mike). I played N64 with him and his girlfriend last night. They plan on introducing me to his girlfriend's roommate in a little bit. We'll see how that goes. At least it's something for me to do. :D

Ooooh...good luck ;)

Kind of off-topic but were you playing Goldeneye? :D


LOL I was thinking the same thing. :D

Aranara
09-01-10, 19:04
Your room seems really nice :tmb:
I can't wait 'till I'll go to college :jmp:
*waits half a decade*

Mad Tony
09-01-10, 19:17
Were you spying on me? :p Because yes, I was. You can't play N64 without it. That and Mario Kart 64. :DWow, that's weird. I've been playing that quite a bit over the past week. :p In fact, I remember mentioning it to my brother when he was down that I might end up taking it to uni with me because it's pretty good for multiplayer too.

AmericanAssassin
09-01-10, 21:08
If anybody is interested in discovering what my university life is like further, be sure to check out Matthew "AmericanAssassin" O'Hare's University Video Diary! (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=163144) ;)

xMiSsCrOfTx
09-01-10, 23:43
Awwww, I know how you feel. It can be extremely rough transitioning into that new lifestyle. It'll get better! :hug:

Love2Raid
09-01-10, 23:48
Wow. What a day! :eek:

And after all that you are still alive, well done! :tmb:

lara c. fan
09-01-10, 23:51
Your room seems really nice :tmb:
I can't wait 'till I'll go to college :jmp:
*waits half a decade*

Half a decade for me too :p

*gives up on education*

xXhayleyroxXx
09-01-10, 23:54
Half a decade for me too :p

*gives up on education*

i should eb going to uni but I'm not - I'd enver adapt to the liestyle. I'm very homely and live a sheltered lifestye. I'm going to a local college instead - and get this - DRIVING to school once I've passed my test :p I find that so weird

lara c. fan
09-01-10, 23:56
i should eb going to uni but I'm not - I'd enver adapt to the liestyle. I'm very homely and live a sheltered lifestye. I'm going to a local college instead - and get this - DRIVING to school once I've passed my test :p I find that so weird

:p

If I do sixth form, which I probably will, its about 5 years till I make my choice of going to colledge or not...

xXhayleyroxXx
09-01-10, 23:58
:p

If I do sixth form, which I probably will, its about 5 years till I make my choice of going to colledge or not...

theres really no harm in that - you get pressurised into making a descision though - follow your heart :)

lara c. fan
10-01-10, 00:00
theres really no harm in that - you get pressurised into making a descision though - follow your heart :)

Hate the fact that its that long though...
My mind wants to be years before its time, if you understand :)

TRfan23
10-01-10, 00:02
:p

If I do sixth form, which I probably will, its about 5 years till I make my choice of going to colledge or not...

Well if you want to know the difference, teachers may still act hansy pansy on you in Sixth form. Whereas at college it's more freedom ;)

But yeh, like Hayley said, follow your heart :)

Besides you sound pretty intelligent for a 13 year old anyways :)

xXhayleyroxXx
10-01-10, 00:03
Hate the fact that its that long though...
My mind wants to be years before its time, if you understand :)

I've always been like that - now I wish I had a longer childhood.

lara c. fan
10-01-10, 00:05
Well if you want to know the difference, teachers may still act hansy pansy on you in Sixth form. Whereas at college it's more freedom ;)

But yeh, like Hayley said, follow your heart :)

Besides you sound pretty intelligent for a 13 year old anyways :)

I get that a lot :p
If people can't see me and don't know my age, e.g: On a forum, I usually get people thinking I'm 16 :p

larafan25
10-01-10, 00:09
what FREAKEN CRAZY DAY YOU HAD:p

well your new room mate sounds...fun lol:p

I wish you the best of luck for the rest of your stay:D

Lara Fan 4Life
10-01-10, 00:09
Glad everything was sorted out in the end Matt! :hug: Good luck on your collage life! Man, I'd love to be in collage right now! :p