Three things I will miss about Northwestern when I graduate

In a few weeks I will finish my junior year at Northwestern and I will only have one semester left on campus. As the semester has been coming to a close, I have been reflecting on my time here and all I have loved about it. I want to make sure I invest in the time I have left here and spend as much time as I can appreciating the things that I love about this place. So, here are the top three things I will miss about Northwestern when I graduate:

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Community. This word gets used quite a bit at Northwestern, but it really is true of this campus. The people in my major have become more than just my classmates. They have become my dear friends. There is a true sense of community within the courses and we have so much fun together in class. The same is true in the dorms. I can’t imagine leaving college and not having a constant sense of community among the people I am around every day, and I can’t imagine what it will be like not having my friends across the hall or across campus. I am very thankful for Northwestern’s sense of community and will miss it greatly.

Professors. I’m grateful for each and every one of my professors. They are all so kind, quirky, fun, wise, intelligent, and gracious. And they love what they do. It is such a privilege to be able to spend each day learning from such amazing people. I have learned so much, and my love for literature and writing has grown extensively in my time here at Northwestern because my professors have helped feed my passion. I will really miss my professors when I graduate.

Classes. Yes, classes. Maybe it’s because I love learning, or maybe it’s because Northwestern has such wonderful academic programs, but I love going to class. Each day is a new adventure, packed full of learning new things. In each class I get to have really awesome conversations about books and writing that I love–with other people who love books and writing. Even though it is a lot of work and homework can be stressful, class can be so fun. I will miss being in an environment where I truly do learn something new every day.

I could go on for a long time talking about all the things that I will miss when I graduate, but these are the top three. Northwestern really is a wonderful school and I am so grateful for the time that I have had here and I’m looking forward to one last semester.