|The view from our dorm room.|
After saying our goodbyes, we returned to our rooms. Julia and I are still living in the same room together, along with another Social Justice Research Academy Student, Mayaan Rose. Initially, we had a lot of trouble setting up our WiFi. However, we eventually prevailed. Fortunately, we had a lot of unstructured free time today for everyone to get situated in their new accommodations, so it didn't matter that it took an hour to get our computers connected to the WiFi. We also had time to briefly wander the campus and look for the building where class will be held tomorrow.
|My room, and awesome roommates|
After we finished moving in, it was time for dinner. Dinner was held in the Findlay Dining Commons, which is huge, but still not large enough to accommodate the entire population of the Penn Summer Discoveries Program. Julia, Gwennie, Mayaan, and I had to eat the majority of our dinner while sitting on a windowsill because there were not enough tables for everyone. (We eventually got a table.) After walking back from the dining commons there were several icebreakers, where I got to know a lot of the other students in the program. After the icebreakers, I was feeling tired so I went back to my room, where I hung out with Julia, Gwennie and Mayaan.
I am very excited for tomorrow, when our class begins. I have been waiting for this course to start for more than 6 months and I can hardly believe it is finally happening.