The first week of school went very well. The biggest difference between college and previous schooling is the amount of free time I have. Granted very little of it is spent doing absolutely nothing. I have spent a fair amount of time reading, much more than I ever have in my life. There is a lot of preparing, which is paying off. Whether it is rereading notes or checking internet news sites, or loading up on carbs for the morning workout of the ROTC class, there is tons to prepare for. In terms of the first week of college, the basic rule is meet as many folks as possible. Everyone is feeling awkward, and you don’t need a magic bullet for conversation. There were so many times I engaged in the dance of; Hi my names Ian…International Relations major…From Wisconsin. Everyone does it, because it works. Our floor still feels like a family, which was nice over the Labor Day weekend, as a fair amount of people spent the time with their families. It really helped going to all the little icebreaker sessions, which were informative and meaningful, but more so because I met more people, and reconnected with folks I had previously met.