Your Cheat Sheet for Concordia’s Campus
There are a couple things I wish I had known when I moved to Concordia and the FM area. I’m the kind of person that likes to know what to expect when I go somewhere, so just in case you’re the same way, I’m going to let you in on a couple little secrets about Concordia and the FM area.
1. Anderson Commons seems to come with its own rule book. To avoid being embarrassed, avoid going through the side doors of DS–it’ll set off an alarm and people will find it a little funny. Also, it’s not a good idea to put cold milk in a warm glass. It’ll shatter, making a big mess, also leaving you embarrassed (trust me, I know from experience). The DS cooks and workers are also nice enough to provide waffle batter so you can make your own waffles! But don’t forget to spray the waffle maker with cooking spray. If you don’t spray it enough, the waffle will get stuck to the waffle maker, and some poor DS employee will have to clean it out.
Chicken Nugget days will be chaos. Every man/woman for him/herself. If you don’t get there early, you won’t be getting any chicken nuggets. Just a heads up.
Also, Sue (the woman who scans your ID to let you into Anderson Commons) is probably one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Don’t be afraid to stop and chat with her 🙂
2. There are some really awesome deals for college students in the FM area. On Sundays, Buffalo Wild Wings has half off college night–you’ll get your bill half off if you show your ID! It’s pretty awesome :).
3. I’ve found that studying in my room is a REALLY bad idea. My room was really distracting because I had a TV, and not to mention my bed (it was really hard to turn away a nap at 2:00 in the afternoon when I should’ve been studying), so I went elsewhere to study. Surprisingly enough, the Maize is actually a really good place to study!
4. Utilize what Concordia has to offer! The writing center is always an option if you want feedback on a paper. Also, don’t be afraid to get a tutor! I got a tutor
for Spanish second semester, and let me tell you, Vanessa helped me so much!
5. The last thing I can tell you is don’t be afraid to get involved! It might seem scary to try something new at first, but you never know who you’re going to meet or what you’ll learn just from stepping out of your comfort zone for half an hour!