AnnalieMajor: Journalism, Applied Economics and History
Hometown: Portland, OR
- What is the best part of living on campus?
- The best part about living on campus is the convenience. I can grab a coffee on my way to class at DUX, and I can listen to track meets at Hayward from my window. Being a member of student staff for Housing at the service desk means you work some wacky hours, but when I get off an overnight shift at 7:00 a.m. it takes me five minutes to walk home. Cheesy grillers and the granola at DUX are a big plus too.
- What would you tell a first-year student about your housing experience?
- Everybody’s in the same boat. Most of us are leaving home for the first time, and it’s okay to be nervous. Keep your door open. It’s the best way to meet people on your floor. Start random conversations. My first year I had a whiteboard on my door and would doodle and poll people with random questions like "how many days till the sun comes out?" or "how many likes will my roommate get on her Instagram picture?" Plus I was always playing Creedence Clearwater Revival, so that interested people.
- What are you involved in on campus?
- Last year, I was President of LLC’s Hall Government and we planned events like the Super Bowl watch party and the LLC Block Party. Both turned out to be huge successes. This year, I am a member of Alpha Chi Omega, and I’m trying to get more involved with the Young Americans for Liberty group on campus.
- What is your favorite meal on campus?
- My favorite meal on campus would be a rice bowl from Fresh Marketcafé. White rice with avocado, corn, cheese, and no sauce. Throw some watermelon in there, and you’re set.
- What was move-in day like?
- Move-in day my first year was hectic. My car broke down that day, so I spent most of it at Kendall Ford, but once I got to campus everything felt right. My parents helped me move my stuff in, and I started putting things in drawers, and all of a sudden it hit me. I was starting college, my parents weren’t going to be there, and I wasn’t going to have to worry about my great dane eating my shoes. I was happy and sad, and saying goodbye to my parents was harder than I thought it would be, but all the memories I have made have been so worth it.
- What does it mean to be a Duck?
- Being a Duck means you live life to the absolute fullest and create your own incredibly unique story in the process. You wake up each day wiling to challenge yourself. Being a Duck means you have a passion for your community, the environment, and you are willing to go above and beyond to make a difference. On campus you are surrounded by thousands of students who have different opinions and ideas but all share a love for this school. Whether it’s watching On The Rocks perform in the amphitheater, walking to Autzen on a rainy Saturday, or joining in a game of Quidditch outside the Knight Library, the University of Oregon has so many opportunities for us Ducks to write our own stories. So quack on, ladies and gents!