By this point in the semester, students in all years at Cornell have (or were at least supposed to) pick a tentative class schedule for next semester and bBecause I’m a senior I got to pick my classes before pretty much anyone else (other than some of the grad students of course).
I set my alarm for 6:50am the morning of Course Enroll and had all of the classes I wanted prepared in list form from most important to least important (to make sure I signed up for the ones that are hardest to get into first).
So around 6:55am I logged into the website and spent the last 5 minutes refreshing the website before my enrollment time slot started, until finally, at 7am sharp I got in. I quickly selected the first two classes that would fill up the fastest… success. I then added the other classes that I knew would have plenty of room… done.
I checked the clock… 7:03am. Ummm, really? That’s it? I logged onto Facebook before going back to sleep and saw the status updates from my other senior friends, it seems we all though the same thing: we’ve come a long way from Freshman year when everyone freaked out for Course Enroll, the server couldn’t handle all the people logging on to the system so it took an hour and a half to add all your classes and in the end you had 8:40 sections every day because you didn’t get into most of the classes you wanted.
So now let’s do a recap of how awesome being a second semester senior is going to be for me:
Fridays off? Check.
Mondays off??? Yep, check that one too.
Classes before noon only twice a week? Check.
Finally taking the Wines class? Check!
I’m also going to get to take classes with two of my favorite professors and got into a seminar on ADD/ADHD (sounds dorky but I’m really excited)! Anyway, I can’t wait. But really, I can, because it will be my last semester at Cornell. Sigh.