A Big Pond

I’ve mentioned before that on my first-ever visit to UB, I was actually scared a little bit by how large the campus is. I’m definitely a little fish in a big pond here, but I’ve gotten used to it and I can’t say that I mind at all. You know the story—I somehow convinced myself to come back during my senior year and give UB a second look—and I fell in love with it (and I have been ever since). But, no matter how much I love it, the size of this campus plays an important role in my daily life still today.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, my first class is in the Math Building, and I start Tuesdays and Thursdays in the NSC (Natural Science Complex). These structures sit side-by-side… a mile from my dorm room. You could say I get my miles in every day!

Here's the view of the Math Building from my bed! Hopefully this gives you just a bit of an idea of the distance.

Here’s the view of the Math Building from my bed! Hopefully this gives you just a bit of an idea of the distance.

I usually wake myself up an hour and a half before my first class is due to start, and leave the room 30 minutes before class in order to give myself time to grab a bagel and coffee from the café on the first floor of my dorm hall, and hopefully get to class with a minute or two to spare so I can snag a good seat.

On the bright side, living in the Hadley Village on-campus apartments will put me less than five minutes from the very same Math Building, so living there next year will probably mean sleeping in just a smidge later than I would if I had to make the longer trek from here at Greiner Hall.

Some other upsides to the huge campus: being able to mix up the route whenever I go for a run, way more dining options than a smaller college, and being able to go explore the campus and still find new places even after living here for two years.

So, living in a big pond can have its disadvantages, but I don’t think I would change a thing. A big school means big opportunities, and I love it all.

I’m sending lots of love,



About Maggie

UB Student. Liverpudlian. Book reader. Food lover. Christian. Writer. Office supply fanatic. Big sister. Math geek. Coffee addict. Listener.
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