Be curious—and comma conscious


Fall quarter begins tomorrow. Inspired by the College Programming Office's collection advice for the Class of 2013 from returning students, we asked alumni on Twitter and Facebook to share their wisdom. Here are some of their suggestions for first-years:

"Be endlessly, insatiably, gloriously curious forever."
Thomas Lee, AM'90 (@MindingGaps)

"Don't get behind on the reading."
Andrea Buford, AB'80

"Take classes outside your concentration. Often."
Kate Rockwood, AB'04 (@KateRockin)

"Make great friends, take the best and most advanced classes you can, get to know some professors and grad students, and don't be afraid to leave Hyde Park and check out other neighborhoods and events around the city."
Ryan McCarl, AB'08, AM'08

"Remember to sleep. You will actually get more done in your waking hours if you are rested."
Jay (@jayenbee)

"Take advantage of everything the University and Chicago have to offer: concerts, plays, clubs, museums, all of it. And don't forget the serial comma!"
Lesli Sagan, AB'85

Have a tip? Leave a comment and let us know.

First-year Luciana Steinart waits for the new south campus residence hall all to open on move-in day. See more pictures from move-in day on Flickr.
Photography by Dan Dry.

September 28, 2009