Senior Year: A Look at Life on Campus – Part 1 Blog

Danielle Hale September 5, 2013 1

Follow Danielle as she finishes her last year of college.

Senior year…

It is an exciting time but it is also a reminder that things will be changing very soon. In a few short months, this chapter in my life will come to a close.

College GreenAthens, Ohio has become my home over the last three years. I love everything about this place including Ohio University. I love the atmosphere of all of the students on campus. OU is a beautiful campus with many brick buildings and roads. Campus, which was founded in 1804, has an old feel to it that I actually love.

OU has given me so many memories over the years, and the fact that in only eight months all of that will be over makes me very sad.

I am not looking forward to this year being all about my last time doing things. I have my last first day of school, my last football game, my last basketball game, and my last Halloween block party. You get the idea.

This year also means I only have one more year with some of my best friends and an amazing community that has become like a family to me. I am involved in a Christian organization on campus called Cru. In Cru, you will find a group of people who are passionate about Jesus and making him known to the world. Cru has given me a community I never thought I would have in college. My best friends have developed because of this organization, and I have grown a lot in my relationship with God. I don’t think my college experience would have been as enjoyable without being involved in Cru. Cru helped me not fall into the “party scene” and gave me the reassurance to get through college with the right priorities.

Court StreetEven though it may sound like I am not looking forward to this year at all, the opposite is actually true. I am back in a place I love with people I love. Don’t get me wrong, I have the best family, and I love my hometown of Akron, Ohio; but there is something about Athens. Almost everyone in this town is happy to be here which affects the atmosphere. It is a college town that takes a lot of pride in OU athletics just like many of the students. It is hard to explain why there is no place like Athens other than to tell you that it is something that you have to experience and can’t be put into words easily.

I am also looking forward to seeing what God is going to do in and through me during my last year of college and with my involvement with Cru. I am excited for the fun times I know I will have with my new roommates and neighbors. I can’t wait to share them with you and my eagerness with all of the classes I am taking this final year.

It is going to be a very fun and exciting year, and I hope you continue to read my blog and enjoy the ride with me.