So the title says it all basically–WELCOME!
I have got to be honest with you, there is something so real and scary to me about the fact that I am graduating in seven weeks and welcoming the class of 2017. It feels like yesterday that we thought we weren’t even going to make it to 2012 because of the Mayan Calender myth and now its 2013 and I’m graduating and you’re graduating highschool and…okay you get the point: time flies really fast. But nonetheless I am really excited for you!
And let me tell ya, YOU are coming at the best time ’17s. Trinity just built the beautiful Mather new quad, is currently building luxury high rise townhomes on Cresent Street, (kind of– this is a slight over exaggeration but the bottom line is that they’re awesome and I am really jealous of whoever gets to live in them!) and Trinity is revamping the Vernon Social Center and bringing GOLDBERG’S BAGELS to campus. I have never been more proud and more envious of anything in my entire life. That is not a gross overstatement. (http://www.goldbergsbagel.com/)
You, ’17, are the start of a new chapter in Trinity’s history, just like I was and the three grades below mine were. Congrats! Get your Bantam on. So what is my biggest advice to you over the next four years? (not that you asked but I’ll give it to you anyway) Be grateful, be thankful, love your Bantams, and let yourself experience all that Trinity has to offer. You don’t want to be like me trying to cram EVERYTHING that I haven’t experienced yet (there is SO MUCH AWESOMENESS TO EXPERIENCE) over 4 years of college into the last 7 weeks I have here.
Congratulations 2017! Welcome to Bantam Nation!