Manhattan College Campus Life - What it was like in 1993 - Riverdale New York

Chrysostom Hall

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First day Out On Campus


College campuses are something of a fantasy for most young people, and it was a dream for me to finally get onto it to meet others like me. Knowing that college presents great academic challenges for us all, I was to make the best of my very first day out on campus at Manhattan College, located in New York City, in a rich area of the Bronx borough known as Riverdale.

After leaving my college dorm called Chrysostom Hall, I decided to venture off into the main campus area, where I was to meet a large number of other students filtering through the stair cases & walking in various directions.

It was so exciting to finally meet the many new faces, & college personalities on campus especially the veteran students that have had knowledge of the physical things to do there at Manhattan College & all the cool places to become more actively involved with.


Orientation day was about 2 days away, I actually decided to check into my dorm room 2 days ahead of scheduled classroom openings, so I could get situated & tour the campus. Luckily I decided to do so, because things could have got out of order, if I didn't do things ahead of time.

I was happy to see everything unfolding in a manner that I expected, and definitely in the beginning of college. It was just how I thought it should actually have started out for me, years back as a young kid my imagination would always run wild, trying to explore uncharted regions.

Not everyone was as lucky as me, I noticed many other new students appeared to be somewhat lost or confused as to where they should go next. I on the other hand had a good idea as to where I should go, because I first visited the campus information office to get a map of all the campus locations.

Next I decided to ask other students questions about what was the school really like, how were some of the classes, & most of all did they know where everyone went to enjoy the night life.

Manhattan College Campus

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Loving the Campus Atmosphere


Campus life became a breath of fresh air for me, compared to all my previous school experiences I've had as well as many other places I've been to previously. I particularly enjoyed the trees, and landscape scenery of the lawn in the middle of it's beautiful campus, and the buildings that formed a sorta square shaped complex around this awesome greenery.

Many of the students use this area as a place to meet up, and socialize with one another. On my first voyage out I noticed that all the activity there was pretty chaotic because everyone was so excited to see one another, so many people in one place at one time, at times it was somewhat over whelming, but it was so awesome to experience people interacting on such a high level of social communications, everyone was friendly.

Each person you came in contact with seemed to stem into a new found relation, each person I met had a differing experience to offer, & we all seemed to have a connection with one another. My guess was, this is how college must be like all the time, and I was loving the new experience of engaging with newer people on differing levels of communication.

Another angle of the beautiful Campus

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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

What a beautiful campus. I really appreciate your Hubs about your educational process and history. Looking forward to reading more. :) SHARING


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @phdast7, I never got the memo that I received a message here, but anyhow I appreciate that you took the time to read about my first day on a college campus.

I figured it could help other students out here get an idea of what it was like back in the nineties for us college minded book smart individuals, and so this hub popped out when I had first joined hubpages.

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