I can tell you what I typically do with my SBW students (usually my roommate and I each get one) when they come and stay.
First, we meet up and head back to Mudge. Then we introduce them to some decent looking girls and some other friends of mine (mostly to show them that there are in fact normal people at CMU). Then we go out to eat, generally with my other friends who have baggers and my roommate and his student. Then I grab friends who are relevant majors to my prospective's interests and have them talk about why program X is awesome. I usually get baggers who are CS prospectives anyway though. If there is something particularly interesting going on that night we go to that (last time it was watching the Steelers win their way into the Super Bowl). They are on Sundays, so its not an action-filled evening.
This weekend is going to be awesome because its just two days after move-on, so all the booths will be under construction. I'm probably going to take my student to part of an all-night build session from like 1-3 in the morning. It's a very uniquely CMU experience. Also there might be buggy push practice Sunday night (though IDK 'cause it is truck weekend)
Last edited by tyralis; 04-05-2011 at 08:37 PM.
Reason: said bagger to many times.
Well, I dunno about tyralis, but I just tie up my baggers to the ceiling and then I invite all my sophomore friends over for a pinata party.
... In all seriousness, basically ditto what tyralis said. I get female baggers so I bring them to my creative writing classes (they've all been English/CW prospective majors). I also am an editor for the paper on Sunday nights, so I've brought them by the office before to get a feel for what clubs are like on campus. I live in Mudge too, but I live in the special interest housing block, so we have a living room they can stay in.
I don't think you have to be jewish to be in AEPi-- i went to a few of their rush events-- joined another frat, but they have a few members who aren't jewish.
It's part of their mission and identity-- even though many of the guys aren't even religious.
A couple of my good friends are in that frat-- they have good parties, and I sometimes study there too. None of them are like super-duper jews or anything.
Hahah. I know the current president, and he said they got yelled at by the main chapter because they were letting too many non-jews into the frat. It's a cool fraternity, and even though it has the stigma of being "geeky," I really like a lot of the aepi brothers glad you had a good time.
AEPi had some ridiculous number of baggers. My roommate (Jason for those of you who went to SBW) was leading them all around. I had a LOT of booth to do, so he ended up taking mine around for the majority of the evening.
I visited as well on sunday-monday on the sleeping bag visit. I was put in Hamerschlag dorm on the hill. I have to say, the people at CMU are pretty nerdy and un-social. Pretty much all of them were really into videogames, and while I too appreciate videogames, I prefer socializing with others all around campus rather than simply playing video games. Anybody else get that nerdy vibe from CMU?
Anyways, I dunno about you all, but I actually did wear an orange shirt (albeit by luck, was the first t-shirt I saw out of the laundry), so I don't know about you other people, but I came through on the CC identification dress :P.
1) You had some not so great hosts and thought that playing video games that you could play at home is a great way to entertain you. Nerdy indeed.
2) You really were just stuck with the unsocial type. Don't lump everyone at CMU that way though. Skim these boards and you'll see no denial at them being in numbers, but you'll see confirmation as well as the "normal" being type also being around and mostly prevailing.
Even if he was a boring-in-your-room-gamer, he should have had the decency to show you around campus and introduce you to spots.
Did you at least attend any of the planned events, visit a department, check out club tabling?
My D and S had wonderful host-- they got to see labs, visit classes, check out various eateries. Both were into FIRST robotics in high school and I know when they mentioned it, their hosts put them in touch with people who could show them robotics things on campus. S plays soccer and even went to pick up game while on his visit.
Hope you still consider CMU-- we will look for you in your orange shirt in August!