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Girls Just Want to Have Fun

October 8, 2017

“When the working day is done”

Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper

Although prospective students know that there will be plenty of academic work in college, I don’t really get a lot of questions about how much and what kind of homework I do here at UR.

Instead, I tend to get asked more about the social side of my life as a Spider.

Specifically, what I do for fun on the weekends.

Of course, no two weekends look the same at UR.

Students tend to flock to the things that personally interest them & even my own weekends can have quite the spectrum of activities depending on how I feel, what’s happening both on and off campus, and whether I’m in the middle of binge-watching my latest Netflix find.

(Yes I’m looking at you Riverdale)

That being said, I obviously want to answer the question of what I do over the weekend the best I can, so here’s a little look at what I’ve done these last two weekends here at UR.

On campus: Took the day off and watched Netflix in bed, grabbed a delicious brunch at the on-campus dining hall, and very excitedly bought a ticket to see the All American Rejects play at the university’s homecoming concert in just a few weeks

Off campus: Went to the Virginia State Fair with some friends, went on a field trip with one of my classes to see a live opera broadcast in a local movie theater, saw an actual movie in a movie theater with my roommate, and personally investigated Chipotle’s new chips and queso menu option.    

So yeah, I’ve been busy.

But in a fun, enjoyable kind of way.

The point is, there is ALWAYS something happening either on campus or off here at UR, and I promise you that the only social issue you’re going to have is figuring out how to make time to do all the things you want to do.

After all, you can’t spell “you’re having fun” without UR.

Hi my name is Maren and I'm a freshman at the University of Richmond. I was born and raised right outside of Dallas, Texas and have consequently heard every Texas stereotype you can think of. I'll go ahead and put on record that I don't wear cowboy boots nor have I ever ridden a horse to school. I love to travel and have to date been to over twelve different countries, including Israel, Peru, and Hungary. I'm a huge history buff and collect random history trivia like old ladies collect cats. I also enjoy reading and watching movies/tv equally, although the subject matter and depth of each fluctuates often. Toss in the fact that I'm a Sagittarius and fluent in three different types of sarcasm and you'll have more than enough information to navigate my diary entries for the rest of the year.

Why UR?

Why UR? It was the summer of 2011 and I was just wrapping up an internship in DC. When I mentioned how much I loved the area, my boss recommended that I look at the University of Richmond for college. Fast forward about two years and you have me on my first tour of the campus thinking, "If inanimate objects had souls, the University of Richmond would be my soulmate." While visiting UR I became smitten with its red brick architecture, awed by its dedicated faculty, and enticed by its massive dessert bar in the main dining hall. Richmond's location in a metropolitan area with world-class museums, theaters, and other cultural necessities (like Target) all while having a true separate campus community was a dream come true. All this and more is why I applied Early Decision, and I haven't looked back since.