Go to Orientation!
- Behaviour Pattern of Orientation Participants
Seniors: Most of them know their position, and are reluctant to participate in an orientation for freshmen. There are lots of things that they have to take care of including getting a job. However, some seniors participate and enjoy themselves notwithstanding the hostile glares of sophomores. Shouting "Carpe Diem!" seniors offer glasses of liquor to freshmen during a drinking party after completing a day's schedule. Re-enrolled seniors fresh from finishing their mandatory military service were expecially active at this.
Juniors: They are similar to seniors in that they also suffer the heavy burden of finding employment. But they have some more time than seniors, which motivates them to engage in participating in orientation. They give sophomores some tips on how to prepare and run the orientation. Of course, they don't forget to offer alcohol to freshmen at a drinking party.
Sophomores: They are in charge of the orientation, and play key roles in all aspects of the orientation. When seeing freshmen, they realize afresh that one year has passed away in their own campus life. They remember correctly how it was when they were freshmen. Thus it is quite simple for them to give some advice about campus life.
Freshmen: They look perplexed, and feel uncomfortable with unfamiliar scenes. But soon they get used to everything after the first day of orientation. Needless to say, they have some illusions and hopes about campus life.
Freshmen would be filled with hopes while upper-classmen might have dim memories about their early campus life. For freshmen the orientation offers grit to pursue their hopes, for upper-classmen a chance to go back to the past when they were new to campus life. Is it a gross exaggeration to say the orientation stages are the bloom of campus youth?
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