Hometown And Cobber Friends!

Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013 by

One of the many reasons I love Concordia is that it’s close to home. While it still is a three hour drive back to Litchfield, it’s a more reasonable drive than some of my other Cobber friends have. And because it is three hours away, I don’t feel the need to constantly go back home all the time.

Because Concordia is so close to Litchfield, quite a few people decide to come to Concordia, and it’s no surprise! Concordia offers so many different majors, along with an awesome study abroad program and such an active student life that everyone can find where they belong.

Me, Serena, Beth, Patrick, Cody, Anne, and Karissa at Cornstock this year! Patrick came to visit us :)

Me, Serena, Beth, Patrick, Cody, Anne, and Karissa at Cornstock this year! Patrick came to visit us 🙂

Coming to college, I was nervous about literally everything: if I would like my roommate, would I like my classes, would I even be able to make friends? I was always reassured that these feelings were normal and that I was freaking out for nothing–I’d make friends, my classes would be great, and I’d definitely find some activity that I loved to participate in. But, being the pessimist that I tend to be, I was still worried.

Something that reassured me was that my friend Rachael would be coming to Concordia with me. Don’t get me wrong, we each have our separate friends groups and we have our activities, but she’s always been someone that I feel like I can lean on, no matter what.

Next year, I have two more friends joining me at Concordia! My friend Patrick has decided to transfer to Concordia, and my friend Phil will be an incoming freshman! Needless to say, I’m excited 🙂 It was great to have Rachael with me to experience freshman year, and I’m ecstatic to have Phil and Patrick join us at Concordia as well!

Connections at Concordia are extremely important, and so easy to make. Everyone on campus is so friendly and so willing to help you with whatever you need. Relationships here at Concordia are beyond easy to form–everyone genuinely cares about who you are as a person and help you make the best out of the time we have here. Because of this, I feel like I

Rachael and I were zombies for Livedalen's Haunted House!

Rachael and I were zombies for Livedalen’s Haunted House!

know the friends I made during my freshman year just as well as I know Rachael, Phil, or Patrick.

So, if you’re worried about making friends at Concordia, don’t be. And if you’re nervous about talking to people–come find me when you get to campus! I’ll be happy to show you around and share with you all the things I love about this place I happen to call home.

And to Phil and Patrick: Congratulations on being all signed up for next year! I can’t wait to see you in the fall 🙂


  1. Sac Lancel says:

    e suis blazée car nous avons pas de grands moyens et mon mari m’a vu tellement heureuse de voir le sac qui me fait rêver depuis 3 ans à un prix “plus abordable” qu’il me l’a acheté pour noël. Mais là j’ai plus envie de pleurer qu’autre chose. J’attends la livraison (si la douane ne le détruit pas car à prioris c’est de la contrefaçon) et je vais voir avec ma banque si on peut faire une opposition ou quelque chose

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Hello! My name’s Jasmine Lara, but most people call me Jazzy.

If I miraculously stick on my current career path, when I graduate from Concordia I will have a major in Social Work and Spanish, along with a minor in Psychology. Before I came to Concordia, I called Litchfield, Minnesota my home.

I’m a first generation Cobber, and the first to go to college in my family in general! Needless to say, I’m pretty proud of myself ☺. Because of this, I’m not taking my time here at Concordia for granted. Currently I’m involved in Hall Council, Homecoming Committee, and Echo Band, along with working for Dining Services and Maurices in West Fargo.

In my spare time, I like to lounge around with my friends and explore the wonderful place we call Fargo-Moorhead. On weekends you’ll often find me with my friends, whether it’s hanging out in one of their rooms, or at Kroll’s diner chowing down on one of their awesome milkshakes.

Concordia has brought me many new opportunities, some that I have yet to even figure out. Until I figure them out though, I’m just going to enjoy my time here—in my opinion, there’s nothing better than being a Cobber!