I know I promised a stroll down memory lane and of course I’ll give that to you shortly. But first I just wanted to give you a little flavor of Senior Week here at Cornell. Senior Week is the week after finals but before graduation, when most of the undergrads (besides seniors of course) have already packed their bags for home. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Senior Week. There are events that are free each day, and also events that you need to buy tickets for in advance.
Some free events that I attended this past week were the Urban “Rave” in Willard Straight Hall, the ’08 Tailgate on North Campus (which was in 40 degree weather by the way- what a way to sum up the past 4 years at Cornell!) and Casino Night in Duffield Hall. Some paid-for events my friends and I attended included a wine tour, a twilight cruise on Cayuga Lake, and later today, brunch at the local bar/restaurant Ruloff’s. I honestly wasn’t sure how great Senior Week was going to be, but it definitely was a good time.
It reminded me a little of Orientation Week but with a completely different atmosphere. Everyone looks familiar, and you realize that you actually know people. (For example, I knew 4 of the Casino night raffle winners, FOUR!) Instead of a scared, unsure, somewhat awkward freshmen we are mature, savy, still somewhat awkward seniors, ready for the world.
The tears have started a little bit, but mostly I blank out the fact that Cornell is coming to a rapid end. OK, can’t talk about this anymore -can’t show up to brunch a sobbing mess…Let’s just say Senior Week has been a wonderful experience of catching up with friends and enjoying the last few days of the best few years of our lives.