Was anyone else quite unimpressed by their CI experience?
While it is nice to have school pride and I am all for it, The Cabinet went WAY over the top in my opinion with their exaggerated cheers and yells and dances.
While I am certain that preppy students are found on every campus across the country, I could never have imagined the number that were at my CI - there was an unbelievable exhorbitance of popped collars and flip-flops (for the guys). All of the conversations in my dorm seemed to be about sex and how they plan to dump their current girlfriends before college starts.
Registering for classes was the worst. I came in with 5 specific classes and got none of them. I also thought it quite unfair that people were given specific times to register - I was an 8:30 appointment, so obviously the 8:00 appointments had first dibs on the classes. As a result of the mayhem, I wound up with many classes that I am not interested in and at times that are quite undesirable.
Despite all of the negatives, I did meet a few real, friendly people throughout my stay, which gives me some optimism. I also am optimistic that CI is not a valid representation of what college life is like, with scheduled events and so forth. I still believe I will enjoy my years at GW, but CI did not help those feelings much.