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The First Day At College Of Mine

Updated on March 23, 2013

There are many occasions in a person’s life that become of special importance in memory. We love to remember those special moments at different times of our life. Among such moments, one is the first day at college. There is hardly any person who does not go through this kind of excitement. It is because a person enters a totally different life at the college stage. I also felt such excitement before that special day. Like most of the others, my first day at college is a memorable day in my life. I had been earnestly waiting for that day for a long time, because I heard many things about college education from my elder brother and neighbors who were college students. I started feeling that they had the advantage of moving about with an air of superiority. At last the long-sought day came and it was the 1st of August, 2004. A new pulsation began to urge me since morning to start for the place where the college stands. So, it was quite early when I reached the college. I was loitering hither and thither until I met a friend. He advised me to take down the routine which was displayed in the notice board. He showed me the notice board. I went there and took down the routine. It was the first thing that I did on my first day at college. It is because I wanted to be sure that I attend all the classes properly.

Difference from the School System:

I started to experience that the system in the college was different from what I was accustomed to in the school. With the ringing of the bell announcing the end of a period, the students changed class-rooms unlike in a school where rooms were fixed for different classes. The professors looked comparatively grave and composed and not grim and frightening like school teachers. The students behaved with chastening politeness. Even the menial staff appeared relatively refined and cultured in their dealings. I did not know before that roll-call was done in each period. All that, in fact, gave me a new kind of experience. I started to feel the difference with the previous education life at that stage.

Class Work:

On that day I had three classes, scheduled for the third, fifth and sixth periods. In the third period I had English. The Professor came, called over the rolls; told us a few words of welcome and then focused on the importance of learning English. In the fifth period we had the professor of Math. I enjoyed the class very much, while in the sixth period, the professor of Logic and Philosophy gave us an introductory talk on Deductive logic. All teachers were past masters in their respective subjects and I felt proud to have become a student of such erudite scholars. This shaped up my future as being a good human being and also a student. For the rest of my college life, I passed with the same kind of thrilling feel.

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Other Activities:

I had a big gap in the fourth period followed by recess. I was moving about in the college compound while a new class-fellow took me to the college canteen. He entertained me with a tea and snacks and we felt like being great friends. From there we went to students' Common Room where I skipped over the newspaper head-lines and he played a game of ping pong with other students. A big gathering near the Botanical Garden drew my attention and I felt curious to see what happened there. I took leave of my new friend and made for that place. Having gone near, I noticed that a student, ostensibly a leader, was addressing the crowd. I did not like the harangue and went to the nearby building. I found that it was the library building. I entered into the spacious reading room wherein many students were engrossed in study. I felt highly tempted to sit with them but I had no library card. So, I had to check my temptation. I came out the intention to procure a library card as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the bell for the fifth period rang and I moved into the college hall for the class in Math.

After my class-hours I straight came back home with a strange thrill of pride and pleasure. In fact, I started feeling that I was on the threshold of shaping up.

With that feeling of first day, I was prepared for the rest of the college life. I passed the whole college life with ease. Also I was a good student throughout the two years of the college

So for those who want to attend the college and are nervous about the very first day, I want to tell them from my personal experience that, do not panic. Just try to enjoy the whole moment as you will not get the opportunity of enjoying this moment again and again in your life. After all this great experience can be a lifetime one.


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    • annaw profile image

      annaw 6 years ago from North Texas

      Good evening!Thank you so much for following me, I am pleased. This Hub really caught my attention. You see I am a baby-boomer in my mid-50's and I returned to college in 2009, it was not so bad heading to Jr College, but in the fall just 25 days away I am headed to the University of North Texas pursuing a BA in Peace Studies and I have butterfies in my stomach, as this is definitely a new chapter in my life.I am quite excited and I can hardly wait.You will be fine and do quite well I am certain. You are young and the world awaits you my friend.So tell me what College are you attending?I will be following you closely moving forward. There is another of your Hubs that I have great interest in considering I am trying to decide what area I will concentrate on, it is a decision between Asia and The Middle East/ Africa, look for my comments and questions on that Hub and others as I get the opportunity to read them. Thanks again

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      raeyecarlos 6 years ago

      College is truly fun. There's a lot more learning going on, both inside and outside the classrooms. Explore more and try joining clubs or organizations that interest you. Enjoy this stage of your life.

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      Sajib 6 years ago from Bangladesh

      No, I don't mind. You are correcting my English. It is a very good sign. I like them who are as like you, because it is really helpful to a writer like me to improve English.

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      seanorjohn 6 years ago

      Breathing, I hope you don't mind me correcting your English. "Thanks you Seanorjohn for you nice comment", should be written, "thank you Seanorjohn for your nice comment". It is a great achievement if you can master reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. A hubber called something like "Saheen" massively improved his English by hubbing. Best of luck.

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      Sajib 6 years ago from Bangladesh

      Thanks you Seanorjohn for you nice comment.

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      seanorjohn 6 years ago

      Well done breathing. You have written a very good account of what it is like to start at college. Keep practising your English and you will achieve great things. If you get the chance listen to the radio in English and log online to the BBC.