Survey Says... :) Part 7!

Well friends, this is it!! The freshmen will be moving in tomorrow and the craziness of Week of Welcome begins. :) It is going to be a busy next few days as you hop on the WOW train and get to participate in all the awesome activities that go with it! One last blog in honor of school beginning...here's just a couple things to expect for this coming weekend and throughout your first year of college here at Dordt. :)

15. What is the best way to meet people when you first arrive at college?

  • Go to all the events you can and be involved as quickly as possible. Everyone is in the same boat you are. Be willing to go out of your way to talk to someone else.

  • Going to all the worship services and campus events like block parties, ice cream socials, and being out-going in classes when you sit next to strangers.

  • Go to every event that you can go to. Force yourself to be awkward and introduce yourself. Stay up late and find stuff to do with people. Sleep is for the dead.

  • Covenant Basement is lit the first month

  • Go to as many wing and campus wide events as you can! Also, don't be afraid to sit in new spots or with new people in the commons/ grille. Be open to all types of people too because friend groups can change alot in college! :)

  • Covey Basement, hands down

  • Keep your dorm door open! also go to all social events at the beginning of the year (and more!) i met my best friend at the ice cream social who then introduced me to my group of friends i am extremely close with now.

  • talk to them at the ice cream social and the first couple of meals!

  • Just go out there and meet the ones on your wing. CORE 100 really helped. So did the beginning of the year activities

  • Talk to everyone. Talk to people in your Wow group. Sit with new people for the first 2 weeks. Get to know everyone on your wing.

  • Just get out of your comfort zone! Don't be afraid to smile and say hi! And don't worry if you can't remember people's names... don't even try to fake it. Just be honest and tell them you forgot! You'll remember it the next time you see them if you just ask them again!

  • The best way to meet people is to just say hi, ask them how they are doing, and just talk with them for a couple of minutes. It's a bit overwhelming at first because of all the names you have to remember, but they are always forgiving when you ask them their name again :).

  • Go to wing/building events

4. On average, how many hours do you spend doing homework each day?

  • Depending on the time of the semester, anywhere from 3-6 hours a day.

  • Ummm.... depends on the week! Maybe like at the most 2?

  • 5

  • 3

  • 1-2

  • 3-5 hours

  • I spend about two to three hours on homework on average, from rewriting my notes every day to completing assignments that are due. Studying for tests, however, can last a lot longer. I tend to begin studying for a test about a week before the test date.

  • 4-6

  • Each day I probably spend at least two hours doing homework. Varies from day to day. Some days no time on homework and other days a lot more time on homework.

  • Probably around 6-8 hours a day, but that is with many breaks and talking with friends in between.

  • depends on the night. sometimes I don't have anything, other nights I spend a good 6 hours and have to stay up way late.

  • I would say maybe 4 hours

  • On average, about 1-2, but if I have a paper coming up, closer to 3.

  • Oofta, for sure a couple every day.

  • On days I have a lot of homework, probably 4-6. On days I don't have a lot probably 1.

  • 3 hrs.

  • 2-3 hours

  • 4

  • All afternoon with breaks for Netflix of social media

  • Probably 2-3

  • I spend between an hour and 5 hours doing homework each day.

  • 3

  • 5

  • Probably 3 or 4.

  • 4-5

  • On average I would say 2-3 hours. Some days it can be like 5 while other days I will only have a quick assignment.

  • 4-5 hrs

  • 3-4

  • Depends on the day... and how focused I am... haha. Anywhere from 1-3 hours. Some days I don't do any, and some days I do like 12 hours. Don't procrastinate, kids.

  • One to two hours a day on average (unless you are in KSP-151, then you should plan for 2-4 hours specifically for that class)

  • I am an education major with an art endorsement. I probably spend around 1 hr and a half.

  • 2

  • Maybe 2 but not every day. Just depends on how much I have

  • I spend anywhere from 2-6 hours on homework everyday.

  • 2 hours depending on the workload.

  • 5

  • 1.5-2 hours depending

  • 3-4

  • 5 hours.

  • At least 6 hours more or less.

  • I tend to overload and am a perfectionist so about 4-5 hours.

  • Usually 4-5 but when there's tests, more than that.

  • 1/2

  • 1-3. It varies!

  • 2 hours

  • Probably around 2-3 hours

  • 2

  • too much, or 4 hrs

  • About 5

  • 2

  • Usually one or less, sometimes 2-3 when I have big papers or projects due

  • 4

  • 4

5. On average, how many hours of sleep do you get a night?☺

  • Depending on the night, I usually get around 7-9 hours of sleep.

  • 7 because sleep is important to me, just ask my roommate ;)

  • 5

  • 8

  • 6-7

  • 6-7 hours

  • I get anywhere from 3 to 8 hours of sleep, depending on work, homework, studying, and scheduling of classes per day.

  • 6-9

  • I usually get about 6 or 7 hours of sleep during the week and sometimes more and sometimes less on the weekend.

  • Around 4-6. :(

  • 7 maybe

  • Seven hours

  • 7-8

  • 8 ish!! I make sure of it!! Sleep is IMPORTANT:)

  • Totally depends on the night, but probably around 5.

  • 6

  • 7 hours.

  • 6-7

  • A good night means going to bed between 12-1 and waking up at 9 every morning....

  • I try to get 8.

  • Usually between 5 and 7 on a good night. On a busy night, probably 4. But then naps come in clutch the next day.

  • 7

  • 7

  • 5 or 6

  • 6-7

  • I wish I could say around 8, but the truth is about 6 and a half hours. It is my own fault, however, because I love to socialize and save my homework for late at night.

  • 5-7

  • 7

  • Not a lot. Probably an average of 5-7 hours. I always have the best intentions to go to bed early or get up early, but they never quite work out how I intend them to.

  • Eight to nine hours :) I sometimes miss out on social gatherings, but more sleep is definitely worth it!

  • That has dwindled down alot. I used to get 8-9 now I get 5-6.

  • 6 to 8

  • 7 to 8

  • On average, I get about 6-7 hours of sleep at night. I consider it a great night when I get more than 8 :).

  • 6 hours

  • 6-7

  • 6-7 hours

  • 5

  • 5 and 1/2 to 6 usually.

  • I shoot for 7 but I don't always get that or I get lucky and get to sleep for more than that!

  • At first I usually averaged five hours of sleep, but by second semester, I am better at time management and shoot for six-seven.

  • 5-6 sometimes 8 on the weekend.

  • do naps count?😉 if naps count then 9/10 if naps don't count then 7/8

  • 8!! I know that I need my sleep, especially during the week. I also love naps :-)

  • 8-9 hours

  • Typically 5-7 hours

  • 7

  • 6 or 8

  • About 7

  • 6

  • 6-8

  • 8

  Here's a fun, mostly irrelevant picture of my dance team and I from our high school camp this summer. We have been on campus now for three days currently eight practices into fall camp and are entirely stoked for this season!! :)

Here's a fun, mostly irrelevant picture of my dance team and I from our high school camp this summer. We have been on campus now for three days currently eight practices into fall camp and are entirely stoked for this season!! :)

Some nights may seem like a lot more homework than sleep, but it will be okay. :) You will survive! And remember the earlier blog question about balancing your schedule? That is a huge part of it! It will all work out. :) I am stoked to be able to hopefully meet a bunch of you in the coming weeks and months! May you have safe travels to campus and a crazy, amazing first weekend here at Dordt!!

Much love,

Hayley