The Campus Tour Check-List
When I think of tours, I think of people walking around wearing jungle hats and collar shirts pointing to random places yelling “Look here! Look there!” When I think of university campus tours, I think of the same thing – minus the jungle hats. Touring a new place can be exciting, but it can also be a bit uncomfortable. I’ve already written a blog post on the value of campus tours so, even if you’re a bit afraid to get out there, I encourage you to step out.
For those who decide to embark on one individually, with their family and friends at one of York’s scheduled campus tours, during York’s upcoming Spring Open House, or even as a group during orientation, I’ve compiled a list of places that are popular among current students and that you should be sure to check out to get the full “York experience.” That, and because I like making check-lists. (I mean, really, who doesn’t?) So, grab your campus map and let’s get going. Introducing the campus tour check-list!
Your campus tour isn’t a campus tour unless you’ve visited:
Student Centre for the Win
The nice thing about being a part of a student club is that you get the opportunity to plan, organize, and attend interesting events throughout the year; events that are typically hosted in the Student Centre. The Student Centre has always been a favourite among current students; you can eat, you can socialize and, if you’re lucky, you can do both while being entertained by a DJ, host, or comedian performing on stage. It’s been bursting with activity since the start of the school year, and last week was no different. As a proud member and executive of the Information Technology Student Association (ITSA), I was able to enjoy the club’s very first “Year End Party” – a gathering to evidently celebrate the end of the 2011 year (yes, we were celebrating a bit early however, with exams taking place and winter break on its way, the day and time couldn’t be more appropriate; personally, I was looking for a short break from all the hectic studying).
For two weeks now, e-mails and advertisements had been going around exclaiming of the club’s very first “Year End Party” on December 6th from 2:30 – 6:30pm in Room 321 of the Student Centre. On the day of the event, I went early to help set up the room, tables, chairs, games, and cake (yes, cake, but that was a surprise for later).