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What a long day.

I went to an info session at Mt. Holyoke College today. It started at 9am, and since we only have one car, I had to drop Donnie off at work first. Fifty miles to Naugatuck, seventy-two miles to South Hadley. We left the apartment at 615am, and by the time I got to the CT/MA state line I was falling asleep. Fortunately, I made it there, and back, in one piece.

Impressions of Mt. Holyoke:

-Pretty campus and a lot bigger than I had thought. Gorgeous library.
-Very nice people. The non-traditional students, Francis Perkins Scholars, seem a lot more integrated in to normal school life than at some other schools I've seen.
-Every beginning student gets a plant from MHC's botanical gardens when they start. I'd probably kill mine in two weeks, but I still thought it was cool.
-Everyone was very helpful. I got to show myt projected class schedule for the next three semesters to one of the higher ups. They said I was right on track with my classes and might want to consider applying for Jan 07 admission instead of Aug 07. I don't know about this yet. They also complemented my spreadsheet - someone appreciates my geekiness.
-I heard a lot of women say they had considered Smith College as well as MHC, but chose MHC and have not regretted it. I figure there's probably women at Smith who are the opposite. I am keeping an open mind.
-Smith still has one thing in its favor. I like the setting better - next to Northhampton. When I went to St. Olaf one of my biggest complaints was the isolation. Maybe this would be different now, but I doubt it. Smith and even Wellesley seem more condusive to not having a car.

I'm sure I'll think of more impressions one I've had some time to rest.

I also stopped by the local food bank, Foodshare, today to discuss doing some volunteer graphic and web work. Nice people. I am looking forward to working with them.

I have something to write about majors, but I'm so tired that I'm having to retype almost every word. Instead of getting fustrated, I think it can wait, so more on this later.


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Nov. 12th, 2005 02:54 am (UTC)
Anywhere around Bahston is more condusive to not having a car, but you know that. :)
Nov. 12th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but technically, South Hadley is closer to Boston than Northhampton. MHC is just out by itself, and Smith is right next to a nice little downtown filled with food and coffee and funky little shops.
Jun. 5th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
I went to Smith for a year and felt very isolated there (I did not have a car or a lisence at the time.). I don't know what the isolation is like in comparison to Mt. Holyoke though. And I also figured out that I wanted to go to college either very close or in a major city.
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