When people look for the college of their dreams they look for what makes it unique. They are looking for their home away from home. Fontbonne had this for me and for many other people who decided to come here.
Fontbonne is unique because of its size. Fontbonne’s small class sizes really help the students. The best class discussions I’ve had were in classes with less than 15 people. The individual attention I get in small classes make the class experience even better.
Fontbonne is also unique because of the opportunities you have on campus to have fun. Just a couple weeks ago I saw big hero 6 in the dunham student activity center. These movies happen all the time and are completely free for students. Other events happen all the time, not just movies, and are just as fun.
Fontbonne is unique in many ways. These two are just the ones that have personally touched me the most. Finding a college that is your home away from home is key to having a good college experience. This also means finding the elements of the university that is unique.
Unlike big state universities, Fontbonne is unique because it provides individualized attention and services. There are many activities to do throughout campus. There are movie nights, festivals, and holiday celebrations. In the beginning of the year, there is welcome back week and people hand out candy and host activity fairs that help students get involved. Since we got a new president this year, an inauguration ball took place at the St. Louis Science Center and it was lots of fun.
I’m a first year freshman here at Fontbonne. I grew up in the county, but close enough that when out-of-state people or websites ask me where I’m from, I’ll answer “St. Louis.” Last semester, I decided to explore the city I claimed ownership of. I, mostly, avoided touristy destinations (City Museum, The Arch, etc.), having been there for many field trips and day trips. I indulged in my own interests, performing stand-up, improv, sketch, and other comedy shows across the city. I also ate a lot and found some amazing restaurants that I still frequent. I’ll go more into those in another post, since food is very important.
For my second semester, I’ve decided to try out some new on-campus activities. The most I did last year was participate in Sibz Weekend, but forgetting my younger brother was 15 (now 16; happy very late birthday) and outgrew some of the activities. We both enjoyed Justin Willman and the cupcake bar, but who really doesn’t like those things? For what’s coming up, I’m really excited about Big Pink Volleyball this semester. I was invited onto a team by my RA the other day, and it sounds like good, silly fun! Since it’s people on my floor invited, that means I’ll see some of my friends play with me, too. It’s on the 24th, and I hope to see some other people there.
Have a lovely day
During my time at Fontbonne I have gotten involved in so many different extracurricular activities. As a commuter, it is important for me to join different organizations in order to stay in contact with friends. One organization I am most involved with is Fontbonne Activities Board. I really like getting to plan the exciting events that take place around the year. I help with movie nights, commuter breakfasts and lunch, the spring and winter celebrations and much more. I also enjoyed planning the inaugural ball this year. Attending this once-in-a-lifetime event was very exciting especially since I got to wear my prom dress, which I didn’t think I would get to wear again. I am really looking forward to the next event that we have planned, which is a movie night on February 13. The movie is called “The Proposal.” I have never seen this movie so it will be interesting.
Besides being on the Fontbonne Activities Board, I recently went on the pro-life trip last weekend. I’m glad I was able to march through Washington D.C and protest against abortion. On top of that, I got to explore the city. I went to museums and got to visit the national cemetery. Next year I plan to get tickets to go inside the White House!
I was also glad I went on this trip because I got to spend time with friends and even got to meet new people!
So the important message here is GET INVOLVED!!!!! you never know who you will meet or what experiences you will have