Your Cheat Sheet for Concordia’s Campus

Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 by

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.

I asked some friends on facebook what they wished they knew their Freshman year, and here are some of their responses!

I asked some friends on facebook what they wished they knew their Freshman year, and here are some of their responses!

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

Some friends and I at Bdubs on half off college night! This was only half of our table--we had like 20 people join us that night! :)

Some friends and I at Bdubs on half off college night! This was only half of our table–we had like 20 people join us that night! 🙂

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!

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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!