Last night I found it too cold in my room, very odd. And had to get up and close my window. We had to walk across the entire campus this morning for another program meeting in the all girls residence, Macdonald Hall which is beautiful. And by across campus I mean a 10 minute walk, yes!
After I attended the President's Welcome ceremonies with three new friends. Somewhat formal, not that the students dressed up and inspirational (?) I guess. We then had lunch on a soccer field and took a look around some resource booths. I learnt about some more volunteering options and about international schooling!! I've narrowed it down to Ireland or Scotland!
Then I had to go take out money to buy my chemistry lab manuel, notes, lab coat and goggles. My very own lab coat and goggles! That stuff was supplied in high school! What am I, a doctor already?! I have decided I am going to design the lab coat with various iron on patches of the such.
I headed back to my room to then leave again to a "Volunteer and Involvement Opportunities Fair". Got some information on a lot of different organizations at and around the school. To a lot of peoples dismay, I joined the Young Liberals of Canada! It feels very liberating, I must say. I already get to go see Michael Ignatieff next Friday. I also signed up for painting a local home for teens in need and to volunteer at an elementary school. It's been a whirlwind today. As I was walking by the Pro Life booth some crazy argument was going on about war, religion and atheism. So that was somewhat awkward and didn't want to stick around there for too long.
I've been now trying to settle myself, get organized and ready for tomorrow, the first day of classes. I only have one but its chemistry, which is going to be a toughy.