Coloured lights flash from the ceilings, workers lounge on circular banquettes, dance music plays from hidden speakers.
You'll never be as enthusiastic about the college experience as you are right now (nor as free of academic responsibilities), so channel some of your nervous energy into beginning a relationship that you will almost certainly look back on with fond nostalgia as being awkward, misguided, and more than a little bit forced.
Pro: The constant O-week "icebreaker" games mean that you can avoid the awkward "so what was your name again? Con: Since classes haven't begun yet, "that kid" in your midst is less obvious. It's all relative: housecest Rest assured—U of C social traditions don't conclude with the end of O-week.
As the upperclassmen return to campus and fall begins in earnest, a student's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
But when the weather turns cold, nightly treks to dorms on the other side of campus become more of a slog than a tryst.
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