Spring (?) Break!

This week, many of the students on campus are stressed to the max. It is midterm week, and I think everyone is in a weird stage between trying to figure out the weather, studying for mid-terms, planning transportation for getting home or away for spring break, and um…sleeping.

As I’m sitting in the library, all the tables are filled around me. Students are working on finishing up group projects before break, and talking about how much work is still going to have to be done over break (which stinks–it is called break for a reason!) Teachers think they are sneaky…thinking they are the only ones assigning work, but THEY’RE NOT! I think I have something due for each class, ugh!

Luckily, RIT provides awesome tutoring services available to all students. They have different locations on campus, so it is convenient. They also have tutors available that are fluent in ASL, if not deaf themselves. I think it is great that RIT offers all of these services to students, that really makes my life as a student more successful.

For spring break, there is also a free bus to the train station, the airport and the bus station. There are different times for the busses as well, which makes traveling a lot easier (and less expensive!) I will be taking advantage of that tomorrow. Hopefully my plane isn’t delayed, I think Long Island (woot woot) is gong to get hit with some more snow starting tomorrow, 2-5 inches. Yikes! I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed! Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 11.26.54 AM

About Caroline

Major: American Sign Language—English Interpretation

Hometown: East Hampton, N.Y.

Why I Chose RIT: I chose RIT because the ASL—English Interpretation program is incredible and I loved the idea of continuously improving my ASL skills because there are more than 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students on campus!

Clubs/Activities: School and my job in the NTID Admissions Office doesn’t leave much free time, but I am involved in the Student Interpreting Association and a student member of GVRRID (Genesee Valley Region Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf).

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy traveling around the world—I have been to 12 countries, and I hope to check some more off my list soon! I also love to bike, swim and when I am home, paddle board every day!

What I Like Best About RIT: I love the strong sense of community here at RIT. With 15,000 undergrads at RIT, along with 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, it is large enough to have a variety of backgrounds, interests and opinions, but small enough to be able to spot a few familiar faces when you’re walking down the quarter mile. I also love that there are so many deaf and hard-of-hearing people on campus, so I can continuously use ASL and hone my skills. And best of all, my professors are amazing! They are willing to help me with anything I need, and that is really important to me. RIT is a very supportive environment and I love it!

Favorite T.V. Show: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

Fun Fact About Me: This summer I went to Italy for a study abroad program. It was one of the most amazing experiences and I can’t wait to go back!

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