I will be honest!!
Welcome to another architectural blog. In this blog, I will talk about the expectations of freshmen students while entering this course. As a two-time fresher, I have lots of memories and stories about those early days. When we join any course, we have high expectations of it. We are like “Aag Laga Denge” (we will top this year), but this is never going to happen. Deep down, we also know that. High expectations are normal because we have just finished our schooling. I have seen interesting college and high school life in movies and how many interesting things we can do there. So these are normal, but expecting these in a course like architecture is unusual. Read some of my weird thoughts when I joined this course and what I was expecting from this course.
The first lecture and the first introduction are always amazing. I remember my first lecture on “Building Materials” where I was studying coarse aggregate and fine aggregate. From this day until I knew those materials were in layman’s language only, I was quite excited that I was sitting in a lecture hall where I was studying building materials. I was lost in my dreams until a hand from my behind woke me up. He asked where I was from and what my name was, and we discovered that we were both from the same place. This conversation was happening in the middle of the lecture, and now I have to introduce myself to the whole class. So, this is how I introduced myself to the professor.
Fear of seniors
Ragging is illegal in colleges and high schools everywhere in the world, but these seniors have now introduced something new called “Intro.” It is another kind of ragging. I always had a fear of that in my mind, and I never wanted to involve myself in verbal conversation with my seniors. So I avoided interacting with my seniors and always stayed away from them. But I would suggest never disrespecting your seniors because they are our second teachers if we know how to make them help us.
After joining the architecture course, we have nothing left to do with fun for the next 5 years, but this “fresher” thing is quite amazing for us at the beginning of college and high school life. We get to know our seniors, faculty, and classmates. So it is a win-win situation for us if our college is well enough to provide us with a good freshers’ party. Mine was quite interesting but boring; good in the sense of performance and interaction, but very bad in management and food. There were so many restrictions, but I enjoyed my diploma freshers’ party. It was very good.
Visiting the campus
A campus tour is always important for us because we must fix our favorite where we can hide during boring lectures and interact with our friends. Canteens and libraries became our meeting places, with many stories and beautiful moments. We liked roaming around those spots, and those spots became reasons for us to visit college. We haven’t joined this college for studies only; studying in a fresh environment is also important.
Sneaking into the hostel
A day scholar can relate this thing to himself by describing how amazing it feels when you illegally enter the hostel and hide during your lecture. Hostel life is amazing because we are near our close friends and we can do anything there. We get some extra freedom and space there. We stayed in the hostel at night, wandering around campus and forgetting about our assignments. Hostel life makes us forget things, but it can be harmful sometimes if we don’t balance it with our studies.
What were your experiences? Comment below and let me know.