No one knows you better than you do. This means that you should follow your "gut," or what you think is right. Visit schools and see how you feel about them. Does a place feel like home? If not, it may not be the right fit for you, and that's okay - it's just part of the process. Visit as many campuses as you can, beginning as early in the process as you can, even if you think you have no intention of applying to that school—you never know when you might be pleasantly surprised. And don't be afraid to visit by yourself! I can't stress enough the importance of connecting with professors and current students before making a final decision. After all, those are the people who will make up your community for the next few years.
I love the way that students have the chance to grow at St. Edward's—on campus and beyond. Whether getting involved in community service, engaging in social justice work, engaging in the diverse campus community, traveling abroad, and more, students have incredible opportunities at St. Edward’s to be challenged in positive and transformative ways.
I'd probably start my day out with a cortado at one of my favorite coffee shops and work on a crossword from the Austin Chronicle. Then, I’d go for a bike ride through one of the many green spaces in the city. I might head over to Book People to see what new books are in or what authors will be coming to Austin soon, then garden or play with my dog in my yard. In the evening, I'd head over to Alamo Drafthouse for a move or invite friends over to my home to watch a bad shark movie or to have a game night.
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