I just wanted to introduce myself because I’ll be editing the content on Mojo this year. I’m a third-year economics and geography student from Torrance, which is about 30 minutes south of UCLA without traffic (but let’s be real, there’s ALWAYS traffic). When I’m not blogging for Mojo, I like taking selfies with my cat, playing board games, going for long walks on the beach (yes, actually) and binge watching new TV series.
The Hill and Westwood have given us Bruins a really convenient place to live. However, there are some drawbacks that most of us probably will not miss as the year comes to a close. Whether you’re just going home for the summer, moving on to the apartments next year, or graduating and leaving Westwood for good, here’s what you will and won’t miss about the dorms and Westwood while you’re gone.
This is a disaster! Now you’ll never be James Franco. You can’t even be Ben Stiller, or any of our famous dropouts-turned-stars. I know you’ve worked hard over the last four years for that diploma, but you still have a chance!
So run, Forrest, run! Run for the hills and hide! Declare another major, tell the registrar that you actually flunked one of your GEs back in your first year; do anything, anything at all that would let you stay for just another year.
Graduation season: The time when countless of Bruins anxiously await the day that is the culmination of their UCLA experience. It is around this time that countless questions start to arise: Did I meet all of my requirements? Have I purchased my cap and gown? Am I going to pass this last class I need to graduate (uh-oh)? But none of these questions are as worrisome and important as, WHAT SHOES AM I GOING TO WEAR?
Of all the things to miss about UCLA over the summer, I’ll definitely miss my friends the most. Living on the Hill gives us the opportunity to meet tons of new people, and some of our closest friendships have come from hanging out with the people on our floors. Before we all disperse for summer and get new neighbors next year, get together with your floormates and have some fun for the last time.
Go out to dinner
Whether you dress up and go out on the town or just hang in sweats eating Rendezvous, have a last meal together to reminisce on your fun times during the year.
Throw it back to the beginning of the year when you all did awkward icebreakers and played card games. It’ll be a great way to relieve stress before your finals and you can get a last laugh in with your friends.
Bond over the stress of finals
Speaking of finals, you can all suffer together while you study for the last time before you’re free for the summer.
Go to the last building and floor events
This will be especially nice for your RAs who have put together all of the fun projects and events for you and your floormates throughout the year. ORL will be putting on some final events for the year so make sure you attend for your floor and building (or just get free snacks from the Food For Finals program).
Take plenty of pictures
Stock up for future #tbt’s and take pictures with all of your favorite people.
Have a party in the lounge
Go out with a bang! Stock up on balloons, snacks and games and have some fun.
How are you saying goodbye to your floormates? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @dbmojo.