Hey Hey Hey Anteaters!!!! 1 more week until finals!!! Shoot, it’s really time to start catching up with all the studying. This week was filled with interviews for me! From ASUCI intern positions to Soulstice League, the pressure was on. Luckily, this whole year I have been brushing up on my interviewing skills so I wasn’t as nervous. As the year comes to a close, I want to thank UCI for my great freshman experience. I have met so many awesome people this year and school for the most part has really been good to me. I am grateful and blessed for this wonderful opportunity and having been admitted to UCI. For this last blog post I’m going to keep it simple and straight to the point as always. I will be compiling a list of important things that you will need during your first year in the dorms.
If you have one of these back at home, it is very convenient to bring it here. I mean, they have ones that you can rent for the whole year but why pay for one when you can bring your own. I brought mine and I loved it cause throughout the year I was able to store my water purifier, yogurt, chocolate, snacks, etc. Some things need to be cold in order to enjoy. So definitely bring a fridge if you have one.
Water Heater/Coffee Machine
During the cold season it is nice to have hot water to make hot chocolate and tea. I brought my coffee machine when I came back for Winter Quarter and have been using it ever since. I use it to make green tea because I love that stuff. It is healthy and warms the soul.
My gosh, if you do not have one of these, you will suffer. I live on the third floor of the dorms and it is so hot up here. The fan helps to keep ventilate the heat out of the room and also takes away some of the bad odors. I have my fan pointing towards the window. The dorms at UCI have no air conditioning which is really a pain.
Cups/ Mugs/ Bottles
No need to explain.
You have the choice to walk to all your classes or bike to all of them. Biking will save you so much time because of UCI’s massive campus. Good luck!
Clothes will get wrinkled after washing and drying them. It’s nice to look fly and stay classy by ironing your clothes, especially those dress shirts and pants.
Vitamins/Calcium Gummies/ Dietary supplements
Sickness and illness will come eventually during the year…not unless you’re like me and you stack up on those dietary supplements. Taking my vitamin C daily has been very beneficial. Those nights when you don’t get sleep you better make sure you swallow those pills.
Sometimes your roommate will want the main room light to be shut off, so you’ll need to have your own personal lamp handy.
Okay you can view the time on cell phone but being able to simply check on your wrist requires even less effort. And trust me, it makes a difference. With all the different things you’ll be doing and the busy schedule of yours, time management is key. Having a watch is the first step to success.
Alright I’m going to end the list there because it may not end if I don’t stop. Hope you found this helpful. For all basic necessities, there are plenty of websites out there that have lists for you to follow. Thank you all for your time and I hope you’re excited to begin college because it’s only a summer away! It’s been a pleasure serving as one of you UCI’s very own Zot Bloggers! Tune in next week for my final video blog!
- Dennis Han A.K.A Nis Han