Screenshots of Life
It’s 4:24 AM,
I could hear the birds singing their morning songs.
Even when I had Finals I didn’t stay up this late.
My rest has been arrested from me.
Anonymous asked: Hi! So i'm an upcoming transfer to UCD, and i just wanted to get another person's perspective there. The good, the bad. The cool stuff, etc. I also haven't had a transfer's perspective, so i wanna know if there's any difference in that. If you could give a detailed answer to all of this, that'd be great! ^_^ Thank you!
Alrighty, I’m glad that you asked UCD anon.
Transferring was an overwhelming experience for me. It was the first time living on my own. I had friends to help me transition into school but no one is going to hold your hand. You have to figure out things on your. That includes making your own friends and involving yourself on campus to get the full experience.
It’s really all on you. And to tell you the truth, I thought I would hate it at Davis, but I hella love UC Davis.
Let’s go with pros:
- Diverse group of people: Join a fraternity, a club or organization, lots of people from different ethnic groups, religions, and countries.
- Opportunities: there are jobs on campus, to internships, campus representative jobs, committees to plan events, leadership positions within clubs or organizations
- Events: Concerts ( this year alone I saw Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Porter Robinson, a choir, and multiple local bands) Picnic Day (a day to explore the agriculture related departments- milk cows, see bugs, taste honey)
- Whole Earth Festival - (yes, this event needs its own bullet point) 3 day event with music, drum circles, fire spinning performances, organic food, tie dye, and hippies. This event alone made me love Davis. This opened my eyes to the Tri Co-ops and the Domes which are communities who farm their own food, share almost everything with eachother, and just live off of the land wasting nothing.
- Campus: Beautiful campus. Trust. There are more than just cows. I love the arching trees and the huge lawn people lay around on at the Memorial Union Quad. The Arboretum is a path along side a stream that goes around the campus. The LGBTRC is a safe space within the Student Community Center. Then there’s the courtyard in the library.
- Parties/Bars: There aren’t that many parties going on, but I think they occur in a timely manner. So when you feel like raging (before or after midterms) probably everyone else is too. Then during midterms and finals there aren’t parties so that you can study. The bar scene is probably the more popular thing among 21+ people. You won’t leave UC Davis until you’ve had a Wiki at Cafe Bernardos.
- weather: intensely cold in the winter and then super (100+ degrees) hot in the spring/summer
- food: food is aight. There’s food from all over but they’re mediocre. My go-to’s are Thai Canteen, Fish’s Wild, and Yolo Berry (the only yogurt I’ll pay for)
- I think the biggest con is yourself. If you don’t immerse yourself and get involved then you’re probably not going to like Davis. If you go home from your classes and study all the time then how are you going to learn all the outlets at Davis?
Good luck anon, I hope this helps :]
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