TheÂ spring semesterÂ isÂ now underwayÂ – and you know what that means: major confusion! Where areÂ my classes? What books do I need? Is this course theÂ correct prerequisite for my coursework? Where will I be going during spring break? So, what’s a typical day like at CCM during this very hectic time?
In the morning, after you fight traffic on Route 10 and find a parking spot (in Lot #6 by the Student Center, if you’re really lucky; Lot #1 if you’re not – and then you have to climb ‘Cardiac Hill’ in blustery, cold wind) you start your dayÂ with a steaming hot cup ofÂ coffee withÂ yourÂ classmates at the SCC Cafe. After enjoying your beverage whileÂ discussing your plans for the upcoming semester, you head out the door of the Student Center, making your way across campus, past the library toÂ the lower level ofÂ Sheffield Hall,Â to yourÂ Chemistry class.
AfterÂ theÂ intenseÂ chem lab, you stop by the Cohen Cafe’ for a quick pick-me-up snack (and anotherÂ cup of coffeeÂ too, while you’re at it). Then, it’s on toÂ yourÂ nextÂ task –Â Sociology class –Â inÂ DeMare Hall.
YourÂ first twoÂ classesÂ being over, youÂ take a break in the Student Center’sÂ popular TV Lounge,Â playing a game of Madden 16, in preparation for theÂ upcoming videoÂ tournament. Then itâ€™s off to your next two classes:Â JournalismÂ and Criminal Justice, after which you have an appointment with yourÂ Music professor (in the just opened Musical Technology Center, CCMâ€™s newest building and it is awesome!)Â during her office hour to discussÂ your somewhat unexpected grade on last semester’s final project.
You’re almostÂ finished for the day, but not before you have aÂ rehearsalÂ for the upcomingÂ CCMÂ performing arts musical comedy “The Pajama Game”Â with your fellowÂ performersÂ in the Dragonetti Auditorium.Â After the rehearsal, you head off – once again – to theÂ library. There youÂ settle down for some serious studying, as you want to maintain your 3.5 GPA so that you can get inducted this semester into Phi Theta Kappa, CCM’s honor society.
That’s a pretty full day by all accounts, but you see, at CCM we encourage you toÂ maximize your college experience. Life atÂ the County College of MorrisÂ can be exhilarating. You’ll hear a lot of laughter and great conversation, all across campus. CCM students enjoy belonging to one (or more) of our student clubs, or going to concerts and CCM Titan athletic contests, or playingÂ intramurals with friends, or justÂ hanging out withÂ classmatesÂ in the Student Center.
Going to class is just part (albeit the most important part) of what going to college is all about. College is the time for you to meet new people andÂ make new friends, to explore your interests, and to have a lot of different experiences. At CCM you have endless opportunities to do what interests you. So, get involved – get the most out your college experience. Like most other CCM students, you’ll be glad you did.