Last First Day of Classes

For all of us at JMU, today and yesterday was the first day of classes for the semester.  However, for some of us at UPB (myself included), it was the last day of the first day of classes…EVER!  Being a senior has finally sunk in with the realization that this is my last semester, and last set of classes.   You might think, “Lucky you!”  No more new books.  No more bad professors.  No more getting lost trying to find a new classroom.  But honestly, I’m scared for the real world!

Ever since I was a little kid, I looked forward to this first day: the feeling of building anticipation, the shopping trip to buy school supplies, getting new clothes, a new schedule, a new routine, and new friends to meet.  Now, come August, I won’t know what to do.  Everyone will be getting back to JMU and getting ready for a new semester and another “First Day”.  But I will be off working somewhere, wishing I could be back at JMU.

Regardless, I can’t turn back the clock and now will never have another “first day” again.  But knowing this semester is my last, I plan on making it the best!  Spending time with my best friends, going to all the UPB events I can, laying out on the Quad in the spring, and yeah even going to classes, I will make sure to make the most of my last semester at Madison!

~Mitch Ramey, Director of Public Relations