Tour Guide at St. John's University
Class of 2021
Hometown: Floral Park, NY
Major: Biomedical Sciences
SJU is different because of its strong sense of togetherness. In my one year that I've been here so far, I have witnessed so many different events where each attendee is eager to take part. For example, the activities fair was stormed by Johnnies, forming long lines, trying to get information on each club/organization. Long lines were also being formed at the blow up obstacle courses that were brought to campus one day as Johnnies raced each other to the end.
When I was younger I would drive past St. John's almost every day and I just knew I was going to go here when I got older. It is a short drive away from my house, so I get to sleep in later every morning which is always a plus. I took a tour after I was accepted and I was amazed at how big the campus is. St. John's has a rather small average class size, is a very diverse university, and has a plethora of majors and classes to choose from which are some vital aspects I was looking for in a college.
Since becoming a Johnny I definitely have grown into myself a lot; I have come to be quite a bit more independent and outgoing as a result of the freedom I've gained from the difference in environment between high school and university. I have also become much more focused on my school work, and driven to do my best at everything I take a part of.
My favorite memory as a Johnny is definitely the Winter Carnival. I attended with my friend to see the Christmas Tree get lit, and was treated to a performance by the choir, and afterwards to an awing ten minute display of fireworks. Following the fireworks was a buffet of free desserts/pastries, to which everyone ran. It was such a lively experience that further solidified in my mind the sense of community that I already felt here.