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Am I the only one?? Posted on 12-18-2010

I have been accepted to Howard and I would love to attend, but I have recently been discouraged. I am not really into partying and I feel like Howard is party party party especially Freshman week. I also am kind of  shy with people I don't know. A student told me that I will be miserable at Howard my entire time. How true is this? 0

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Ms.Bri-College Bound replied on 12-18-2010 12:30PM [Reply]

Well remember that Howard is in D.C. so you would be in the middle of the political scene and they have party life where ever you turn. If you are shy could I possibly suggest a smaller hbcu such as Spelman or Fisk.

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WarriorGurl23 replied on 12-18-2010 01:16PM [Reply]

Well I imagined that since it is larger I  had a better chance at meeting like-minded people. I wanted to join different organizations and get involved and meet people that way.

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Ms.Bri-College Bound replied on 12-18-2010 08:35PM [Reply]

well then I would go for it because everyone doesn't enjoy the party scene so i am sure you can find someone else that is like you.

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WhateverHU 24 replied on 12-22-2010 07:29PM [Reply]
Freshmen Orientation week at Howard is set up for freshmen to get to know the campus, the city, speak with advisors/professors and upperclassmen as well as get to know other freshmen. There are parties and mixers involved but its all OPTIONAL.

Your main focus in college should be your academics. You wont be forced to do anything. If your shy and uncomfortable, thats normal...there will be plenty of others to talk to and get to know who can help you adjust to college life.
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Shakeema S from Washington, DC replied on 12-23-2010 02:19PM [Reply]

Partying is a choice, like any other. There are LOTS of fun and interesting things to do, even on campus, because you'll be living in DC. DC is so vibrant. I love it. You'll be near U Street and, even struggle through gentrification efforts, is still vibrant. The other responses are correct. You won't have as much time as you think. Free time is very limited because Howard has rigorous programs. You will meet many like-minded people. It's a great place to fellowship with other scholars and you'll meet some lifelong friends there. Most of us gain close-knit relationships during our time there, because no one can brave Howard alone
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Shakeema S from Washington, DC replied on 12-23-2010 02:20PM [Reply]

And even if you're shy, you're fine. Howard is, by far, one the greatest experiences you will have, mostly because you get to live in DC, lol.
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phd1974 from Lebanon, PA replied on 04-15-2011 03:21PM [Reply]

I agree. Partying is a choice. Many people take advantage of it when they feel the need. I went to school in Atlanta and personally only been to a handful of parties during my entire time there ... went to few clubs, etc. I just knew what i needed to do to succeed. In some cases, mingling at some of the parties (and I do mean just mingling and not fully partaking in all the activities at these parties) could reap great networking connections for yourself.
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phd1974 from Lebanon, PA replied on 04-15-2011 03:23PM [Reply]

.. and by networking connections, I mean present and future connections. Person A that you meet at a party may not necessarily seem like a good or great networking option, but when the years go by and careers are launched, that connect may become one of your strongest.
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vccotten from biloxi, MS replied on 04-16-2011 12:36PM [Reply]

I agree to most of the responses already so I am not going to repeat anything. I will just say focus on what you want to go to Howard for and go after it. No one can make you do anything but you. If you are not the partying type then do not party.  
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