Dorm Assignments: An Unexpected Win

Author: Andrew Rabbitt

Where would I spend my next four years? Who would my friends be? Who would my roommates be? After doing my research I decided I would be content with any dorm...except for Carroll. I had heard the legends, and I didn’t want to be isolated from campus, separated by a seemingly endless lake.

Yet, much to my initial disappointment, I was assigned to Carroll Hall. Of course, leave it to my luck. I’d be content with almost any dorm, yet I get assigned to the one dorm that is practically off campus. As a second-generation Domer, my family assured me I would love Carroll. I remained hesitant, would I be able to make friends beyond Carroll? Would I be content with a longer-than-average walk to class?…

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Introducing Andrew

Author: Andrew Rabbitt

“One day, I’ll go here” I tell my mom with the utmost certainty as we sit at my uncle’s graduation.

I was only 6 years old and my parents had me indoctrinated. I wanted to go to Notre Dame despite my uncle’s unending graduation ceremony and the freezing May weather. I may have had no idea what college was, but I was mesmerized by the bookstore. Rows upon rows of Notre Dame memorabilia. What more could a six-year-old ask for? I was sold, forget the cold weather and boring graduation ceremonies. …

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