Hey guys! I just finished my freshman year here at UCI and had an amazing time so I want to welcome all of you Anteaters to this awesome school. It's been a while since I've been on collegeconfidential (one year ago, freaking out about college admissions) but now I've come back with a little experience for all the freshies out there. A little bit about myself, I'm a second year Biological Sciences major and lived in Middle Earth my freshman year. I am also a Campus Representative for UCI (basically a tour guide) so a lot of my enthusiasm is channeled into my job. I will be volunteering at the Medical Center and hopefully starting research this fall to pursue my dream of going to medical school.
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding UCI and its components like housing, academics and recreational activities. Because of these ideas, I feel that some incoming freshman are already coming into the school with an attitude that doesn't really enable them to actually have a good time, because they have these preconceived notions that they won't have fun at UCI. BUT THESE ARE ALL WRONG!!! You WILL have a good time at UCI as long as you put effort into it. Keep that as your motto during your time at UCI and you won't have to worry.
So if you have any questions about SPOP, academics, housing, parties, college organizations, or just college life in general, then feel free to ask them here. ZOT ZOT ZOT!