This Weather!

I can’t believe the weather! Last week it was snowing–so cold no one would dare to not wear gloves. Today is beautiful, 45 degrees! I was thinking about getting out my bike and going bike riding! But then I though, maybe that’s a little too much. Don’t get too excited though, whenever it is nice, it turns around and snows!

This week, my roommates and I decided to do a “random act of kindness.” On Sunday, it was bitter cold outside, but I had no food left! So, two of my roommates decided to make a trip to Wegmans supermarket. On the way there, we stopped at a bagel place and bought two hot chocolates– for the two people that stand outside on Jefferson Road holding signs for stores. It was so cold outside, I don’t know how they did it. They were bundled up as best they could be, but they still looked so cold. When we gave them the hot chocolate, they were so grateful. It was definitely the highlight of my day. We all look forward to getting, but it is really nice to give as well.

My classes are going good, not easy though! But college isn’t easy, you have to work for what you want! When I put in the time and effort, I am really happy with the results. Part of that is having good time management skills, which I’ve gotten better at since I’ve been here. You don’t have your parents or guardian around to tell you when to do your homework. You have to take it upon yourself to get it done! All the while spending time with friends, and sleeping! It is something that takes practice, for sure!

I know that it is the time of year–many of you will be receiving your decision letters in the mail. Maybe you aren’t sure RIT/NTID is right for you, or maybe you absolutely know…either way, come visit us! We would love to show you around our campus and show you the great things RIT/NTID have to offer! Just check out this page, and choose what it right for you. We look forward to meeting you!

Enjoy your weekend!

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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