Hope everyone’s had a great first month back at school! As I mentioned in my last post, things here have settled down into a routine after a few weeks of “welcome-backs,” orientations, and arguably one too many name games. And, with the temperatures dipping a bit lower each week and the sun going down sooner, the outside campus seems to be quieting down too; students are retreating indoors sooner, some to do work in the library, or hang out with friends in the dorm.
Of course, that’s not to say that life at Exeter is boring or uneventful! In fact, Fall is my favorite season at Exeter; the red and yellow leaves and clear New England skies frame the campus in the most beautiful way.
And, there’s never a shortage of things to do on the weekend here. As Zach mentioned in his last post, two weekends ago was Academy Life Day. My dorm, Amen, took a bus to Portsmouth (a cute historic town, about 20 minutes away) for a scavenger hunt and lunch.
The same weekend was Fishfest, an 80s themed dance. It’s always fun to see the crazy outfits people put together: leg warmers, leotards, and head bands, all in bright neon colors.
I guess that’s about it for now… Next weekend is Family Weekend, where parents or other relatives can come sit in on classes, and there are no classes on the following Monday. A lot of students get permission to go out of town; the majority either go home or to visit Boston. I’ll be sure to tell you all about it!