A fresh perspective

Incoming bulldogs share their fears, excitement, and expectations

The beginning of anything new in life can be tough.

You obtain a new home, unfamiliar surroundings, and fresh faces of complete strangers. Add 9:00 a.m. classes into that equation and congratulations – you’ve got your freshman year of college.

When it comes to new adventures of freshmen year, it appears that these new arrivals expect a little more than keg stands and all-night cram sessions out of their first taste of the college life.

“I’m expecting much tougher assignments and professors,” Freshman Psychology major Alyssa Macdonald said, “I’m also a little nervous about making it to all my classes on time on a new and unfamiliar campus.”

Despite the nerves, Macdonald also said she is really excited for Welcome Week and meeting friendly new people.

Freshman Nursing major Taylor Batou had the same thoughts in mind when she noted that she looks forward to meeting all new people, learning new things, and coming across amazing experiences.

“It’s going to be a whole new experience for me, living 3 hours away from home where I don’t know anybody, Batou said, “I’m expecting this year to be really great, [it’s] something I’ve wanted for a long time.”

Like many newcomers, Automotive Service Technology freshman Ryan Frost expressed both nervousness and excitement for the upcoming chapter of his life at Ferris.

“I think I’m most excited to be in classes with a bunch of other people that share the same passion as I do,” Frost said.