We asked a current student to answer your questions about coming to college. So before she graduated this past May, Anna Grace Jaquish (OH) took the time to share some thoughts on her college experience. (Check out the links, too—they’ll take you to the Campus Post student blog for some more student perspectives on college success. If you’ve already applied for college, don’t forget to visit the Applicant Portal for more helpful resources.)
What should I pack to come? —Miriam, Mexico
Packing can be exciting, but also nerve wracking! You know, I showed up to PCC with little more than a pillow, a toothbrush, and a duffle bag. I wasn’t sure what to pack either, but I had great RAs and friends who helped me figure it out pretty quickly! Check out our student blog for tips, and ask your admissions counselor as you’re starting to fill your suitcase. They’d be happy to help with any of your specific questions.
Do you get along with all your roommates? —Carl, TX
Sure do. Look, I’ll even make them famous. Here’s a shout out to you—Sarah, Amy, Heather! You are fabulous! But anyway, roommates have definitely made up some of my richest memories on campus. Four years of study sessions, communal Dorito bags, laughing-till-we’re-on-the-floor kind of Monday nights, and sometimes a few shared tears—I wouldn’t take back any of it for the world!
What’s unique about the Pensacola area? —
Well, most people would say the beach. And, don’t get me wrong, the beach is fantastic. But I’ve fallen in love with all the nooks and crannies of the Pensacola culture over these past few years. A drive through town will show you Pensacola locals fishing on the pier; rows of hole-in-the-wall cafés and shops; flocks of geese crossing the streets in great, squawking waves; and much more. Love it.
Where’s your favorite place to do your homework? —Sean, IL
Well, you know what they say: “homework is where the coffee is.” Just kidding, I made that up. But I’ve made great use of our coffee places on campus for my studying! Common Grounds Café, the Palms, and the coffee station in our Campus Store—I’ve probably bought enough coffee to supply a small coffee-drinking army.
How do I not get stressed during the semester? —Scott, CA
One. Day. At. A. Time. (Emphasis on one.) Get in the habit of waking up in the morning and giving your day to the Lord—right at the start. If you’re going through your day knowing it belongs to God, every daily moment is exciting! Press on toward that college degree, but don’t forget to slow down sometimes and enjoy the journey.