Imagine this. Average college student walking to class singing under his breath, “RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY! COME AGAIN ANOTHER DAY, I JUST WANT TO GO TO CLASS!!.” Oh dear Sesame Street, I wish you were here. That’s right, rain has hit the campus and what’s more? Spring Break is approaching!
Arriving to school, having to walk into class with soaking wet shoes and uncomfortably moist pants and having to maneuver your jacket so it doesn’t soak you too is a little less than a good time. As long as I’ve been here, though, (which is admittedly not very long) I’ve never known a little rain to keep CCBC students from having fun or going to classes.
For example, today an admissions representative from Towson University will be on campus to discuss transfer information on the Essex campus’s Student Services Center, first floor lobby from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Also today, the Catonsville campus is hosting a transfer fair from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Below are the list of colleges coming;
- American Public University System
- Ashford University
- Bowie State University
- Capitol Technology University
- Coppin State University
- DeVry University
- East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Excelsior College
- Frostburg State University
- Goucher College
- Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
- Hood College
- Kaplan University
- McDaniel College
- Millersville University
- Morgan State University
- Notre Dame of Maryland University
- Penn State Harrisburg
- Salem International University
- Salisbury University
- Shenandoah University
- Shippensburg University of PA
- St. Mary’s College of Maryland
- Stevenson University
- Strayer University
- Towson University
- University of Baltimore
- University of Maryland – School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy
- University of Maryland Baltimore County
- UMBC Training Centers
- University of Maryland College Park
- University of Maryland Eastern Shore
- University of Maryland University College
- Virginia International University
- Wheeling Jesuit University
- York College of PA
Meet with representatives from these colleges and universities about your next steps, and transfer information. So, don’t let the rain stop you from going to these campus events!
That’s what I’ve noticed about CCBC, and not just in relation to campus events. CCBC students and faculty are resilient. If something doesn’t go our way, when others would just give up, we find a way to make it work. If you’d like an academic example, take a look at essays, for instance.
Let’s just say, hypothetically, that you get done writing your first essay for Great Works, five pages long and on a piece of art work by none other than Jackson Pollock, and you quickly save it and hit the sack seeing as it’s two in the morning, and you have an 8 a.m. class the next day. All seems well, right?
Wrong. You get to the writing center/library in the morning only to realize that your paper did not, in fact, save, and you’ve got little more than an introductory paragraph. Now, this is completely hypothetical of course.
But what else can you do with class in 15 minutes and no other options than to email your teacher and hope for the best. Luckily, the professor was more than understanding, as are most professors at CCBC, and gave me till the end of the day to finish it and email it to her.
Everyone here understands that sometimes, things happen that are beyond our control. Whether it’s crappy weather or a technical mishap, CCBC students and staff are, overall, highly understanding and, without a doubt, resilient.