Birthdays in College

Birthdays are a time for cake, celebrating with the family, and traditions that only come around once a year. But what happens when you go to college?  Typically, freshmen year of college is the first time students don’t spend their big day at home. Although its different, birthdays in college are actually a great time. My birthday fell on Wednesday, February 5th. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I assumed it wouldn’t be anything special.  My first birthday surprise came a few days early when Greene Hall government left a card and a bag of candy outside my door. This gesture made the dorm feel like home, and I was really appreciative of their kindness.  My next surprise came to me at midnight of my birthday when my good friend, Erica, delivered a box of hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts.  All of my friends stood around and sang before we dove in to the delicious treats. The day of my birthday, I couldn’t believe how many people were aware of the day. As I walked through the halls of Greene and to my classes, everyone was so enthusiastic and kind wishing me a happy birthday. What really made the day great was the fact that it was ‘Nutella Day’ in the dining hall. I love nutella, and they had it on everything imaginable from strawberries to grilled cheese. Later, I even received a delivery from my parents. This gave me a nice reminder of the old, traditional celebrations. To conclude a great day, my friends and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at Chilis, where we could spend our Pirate Meals and Pirate Bucks. Overall, I couldn’t have asked for a better day. I was relieved that a birthday away from home could still be a great one.

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