Last weekend I journeyed back to SMC for Alumni Weekend. Surprisingly, this wasn’t my first time on campus as a graduate, but it was the first time I was on campus as a grad with school in session.
Some people were beyond excited to see me around; others gave me funny looks, as if I shouldn’t have been there. Regardless, I was so happy to reunite with old friends, some of whom I hadn’t seen since before they spent a semester abroad.
I had a handful of new experiences that weekend, most notably, staying in a townhouse. In my “senior” year, I lived in a suite. I had friends who lived in townhouses, and although I visited their homes often, I had no reason to spend the night there.
I stayed in #TH214 with my friends Cait, Merrill, Alex and Lauren, who, yes, even started a hashtag for their house. As usual, I washed all of the dirty dishes after our family-style dinners as we talked and talked about our lives. It was so nice to lodge with some of my favorite people on campus, and I truly felt at home in their house.
My time on campus and in the townhouse were great. I never thought I’d get to catch up with so many different people all at once, nor did I think we could execute another Roommate Recap — but we did and we went to Moe’s!
Alumni weekend was honestly one of the best weekends I’ve had all year. Stay tuned to see what other new experiences the weekend brought me!