So you want to be an owl? What makes you feel like Southern Connecticut State University is your home? What makes you bleed blue and white? Let’s hear from a student at SCSU who wants to share her experience!
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Holly Mattimore, 19, a sophomore at SCSU wanted to share her reasons for wanting to become an owl.
Q: Why did you choose SCSU?
A: “I chose Southern because I am an early childhood education major, and the last school I attended didn’t have that. I transferred this semester from Western Connecticut State University, and am loving the experience. After visiting this campus, I knew I could call it home.”
Q: What can you tell us about your first semester at Southern?
A: “I live in Farnham Hall with my roommate that I met the day we moved in. She’s great and we are really good living together which was a relief. I joined the Southern’s Future Teacher’s Organization on campus and am very involved in all of the events. I go to many of the events and programs that Southern holds for the students throughout the semester; such as carnivals, shows, events in the Farnham Programming Space and more. It’s very easy to get involved here.”
Q: Is there anything you would change about your experience so far?
A: I probably would have looked up certain professors on ratemyprofessor.com before signing up for their classes. I didn’t do my research beforehand to see which teacher would have the best learning style for me.
Q: Last thoughts on SCSU?
A: I truly love Southern and New Haven – I rarely want to go home! You will love it here, everyone is so friendly and there is always so much to do!