Relief!

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Relief!
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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 9:55am

We took our freshman DD to college just about 2 weeks ago. After a long college search visiting many colleges (some of them twice), we thought we had a perfect fit with the one she chose. But you never know til they get there, right?

Well. . . it does seem to be a perfect fit! Every night DD emails her 15yo sister to tell her about her day, and she is ridiculously happy. She emails me or texts me to ask me something (or ask FOR something), and occasionally she calls her dad and 10yo brother. In all of these conversations, she sounds sooooooo happy - with her classes, her roommate, her friends, her dorm room, her activities, the town she's in - everything about her life.

After all that work, what a relief to know that it is paying off! I wake up every morning so grateful that it has turned out well for her.

Hopefully I didn't make anyone ill with all that joy, but I just had to share. People on this board were so helpful in getting us through the journey *to* college, that I just wanted to say that the arrival has been as good as we could possibly have hoped.

Kelly

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In reply to: mahopac
Tue, 09-14-2010 - 10:08am

Hopefully I didn't make anyone ill with all that joy, but I just had to share.



Oh my gosh, no, that's WONDERFUL to hear! What is she studying? How far away is she? Did she have a predetermined roommate or luck of the draw?



Theresa

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 11:38am

The college had them fill out housing questionnaires, and DD ended up in housing she had specifically asked *not* to have, so she got on the phone and called the head of residential life to get herself put into "gender neutral" housing (the college has a number of spaces set aside for LGBT students who don't identify with traditional male/female designations). I don't know how they actually put her and her roommate together based on that, but it's working out well. They even agreed that their room is "rated PG" meaning no alcohol, drugs, or R-rated behavior, LOL!

Kelly

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 12:11pm
That's great that your DD is enjoying college. I also think it makes a big difference to get a roomie who's on the same page--it's horrible when one wants to drink & party & the other one doesn't. When I was looking over my DD's college info, I also notice they have that kind of "gender neutral" housing--I guess when you have a big university, they can accomodate everyone, which is good if you are in that kind of situation--then the students aren't uncomfortable. They had all kinds of dorms, some of which were arranged by people's majors and some by other interests.
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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 2:20pm

Actually DD goes to a small liberal arts college, so it was a pleasant surprise to find out that they had gender neutral housing. I didn't even know colleges offered such things, but I'm glad they do.

Kelly

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Tue, 09-14-2010 - 5:46pm
So glad she has found the perfect fit for her! It sure makes it easier on us Moms when we get happy phone calls, emails and texts!
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