Hey, guys. My name is Katie Whitlock. I'm from Dayton, Ohio. I am a freshman here at Wash U. I just started. Second semester classes start tomorrow. Actually, um, I'm majoring in biology with a minor in to be determined. I don't know yet. Um, and I'm excited to show you guys around campus. We're going to talk about housing We're going to talk about so my favorite buildings on campus somehow to get involved in research on basic, just overall student life here Okay, So to start off, I'm going to show you my dorm. I live in a modern double, which means that here I'll wash. You have a choice between modern and traditional housing and modern means that you share a bathroom with one other room and then traditional means that there's a communal bathroom for the whole floor. Um, and modern double the double means that I share a I have one room and we share a bathroom with one other, uh, room. So there's two rooms with two means each. So this is our bathroom. Um, you there's a staller on the toilet, which is nice. You have two sinks, and then we have our shower over here. Um, and then on the other side of that door, there is the other room. So that's our suitemates, who we share our bathroom with. And then here is the dorm. Uh, this is my side of the dorm. Uh, we have You can rent a fridge from wash you. They let you rent fridges and Michael ways, which is really nice. They give you some, George, but your clothes and they give you a desk. They give you the best frame and everything. Um, so you have a law storage space, and then each roommate gets their own closet. So it's like, pretty roomy, too. As long as you don't have like a massive amount of clothes. I have enough room to hang all this up. And then I have enough room for one of these, like hanging shoo things and then some extra hangers. So as long as you're not bringing like your entire high school like war drove to college, you will be fine. You won't really need to buy anything else toe store, any of your clothes in or anything. So I'm majoring in economics, and I'm Mina ring in computer science, and I definitely did not know what I want to study before I came to college. So I applied to be in the Arts and Sciences School. And so that really allowed me to take a wide variety of classes and kind of try a bunch of different things out. And also another great thing was that I could take classes in other school. So I took a lot of business classes. I took some engineering classes, and I took a few classes in the art school, so those were really able to do a little bit of everything. Kind of just figure out what I wanted to study, the coolest cause it taken in my major. I would say I haven't really taken any of the cool e con economics electives yet, but I'm supposed to take game theory next year, which is supposed be really cool for my minor. I think the coolest cause have taken Wass Web development, which wass just like learning how to build websites like the code behind it. So I'm just going to talk a little bit about the difference between stem and humanity is here at Wash U. If you're in stem, uh, science, technology, engineering, math, um, you're gonna have a lot of tests, and you're gonna have a lot of quizzes. But you we'll have to write a lot. Or really at all. I had, like, one research paper do the whole semester. Um, and But if you're in humanities, you will rarely have a test. You might have, like a midterm in some finals, but you're gonna have to read a lot, and you're gonna have to write a lot. Um, so if you're stuck between deciding which one you want to dio think about that. And like, I hate writing. So I knew the humanities wasn't for me, So just There are a ton of good restaurants near campus. Also, there's a street nearby. It's about a twenty minute walk away or a fifteen minute walk, and it's called Balloon. It's kind of like our college down, and they have a lot of good like or casual restaurants. They have to put Les. They have some good pizza places. Oh, so we go there a lot. They have Mexican places, and my favorite restaurant is pasta area. It's not on the loop, but it's about like a five minute drive away and they have Italian food. It's so good. Whenever I go, I run into like, ten other washing people. No, yeah, everyone loves it. So I'm going to describe a little bit about town. We're lost. She was located. So see, the schools called wash you in St Louis, but we're right on the outskirts of St Louis is very close to Clayton is one of the nicest same move. Suburbs. It's such a nice area. Yeah, a little bit outside canvas on some sizes, just these amazing, like massive houses. And also it's really pretty area. And and so they're surrounding town is very nice, bizarre or, you know, it's a great place out. And hello, What is this? I said to get you over there and restaurants. Bars in all in area? Wouldn't say it is cool. There's just a lot of things that you're on campus there's Forest Park is the largest, I think City based the country. It's right outside walking distance of so called No, I would say it depends on who you are, but the town can be an important part of you watching experience. But some people just designed not to get Afghanis at all. And that's really up to. I think there is so much to do on campus that you know you're really losing out getting off campus. But at the same time, I'm someone who likes to go explore the place. And they are just so many fun things to do that it's cool to not have So I am walking out of the South forty right now? Yeah, obviously it's a walk off south for you gets into your classes on DH as you are. I think these girls it's a big day. I think they just got in a shorty. Um, so anyway, atyou walkout of South forty. They're all these shops, and they're all student own, which is really nice. This is my favorite right here. It's the candy shop. I always go after my exams to get candy because you either need Teo. Forward yourself for all your hard work and studying and the fact that you crushed your exam or you need to eat away your sorrows, which is? It's usually the ladder. But, you know, whatever, there is laundry. There's a laundry shop. If you're too lazy to do your own laundry, you can get someone You could get them to do your laundry for you. They, like Pick it up, do it and drop it off for like a fi. How did how much it is? There's cornerstone, which is like a tutoring place. If you need help with a class, you could go there. Um, it's really nice. All of these, all these No, so damn it's at Wash U. I am a finance and economics and shot the mayor with it. It's minor at moment. I just finished a Russian here, so we'll see, please. But general academic climate, I would say, is pretty. It's very which is really not do we have and amazingly, just a really, really great business. We'll definitely expected to be a more competitive by. I guess you'd say, like some other business schools are. And one of the nicest things about ours is, you know, we're consistently a top ten. Last year, poaching clients were ranked number, the number one business school and underground business school in the country. We have such a collaborative atmosphere. I did know I wanted to study finance primarily before coming to college because I watch you walk through a high school for business and finance. Not everyone does, and a lot of people just jump into it on DSO. Things about business school is, you know, people. I think a lot of premed kids especially like to poke fun at the business school and say it's typically easier. I don't think the classes are too sleazy, but I would say there is what's called the business school her, which is really nice for students where essentially business school classes curved to B Plus. So long as you're about the average you tape, we can do pretty well. Nice. Three cool spots I've taken in my major was most likely. First spot's called Neck to ninety Presser is this incredible? Unfortunate? You like school this year? He was here for a while. Yeah, really did a great job with just, you know, bringing up his incredible examples from everything from anything from your TV subscriptions to buying a taxpayer get tight. And this really in death economic theory, which I thought was right. And so my classes, primarily this school, they weren't crazy. Homework Intensity. What? You still got time? Most of them were test based on that papers here Okay, so I don't leave campus that often cause a lot time you have to study. You're you're like, doing fun stuff on campus. But if you do want to leave, I have three or four suggestions. Forget the number had the West End. Central West End is on the west side of campus. Um, it's like a nice place. There's some restaurants is not shopping, but there's some really nice restaurants. They have Pie Pizzeria Um, and then the other thing is Forest Park, which is on the east side of campus, which is like you step off the campus and you're stepping on to Forest Park. It's this giant park and pretty sure was designed by the same dude. But it's Central Park again, New York So it's pretty. It's pretty special. And then we have, um, the botanical garden, which is kind of nerdy. But I love it. It's you have to drive there. It's like it's a pain uber to get there. But it is so beautiful. Is my favorite part of Missouri so far. And then during Christmastime they have garden glow, which is which means that they basically put up lights everywhere around the garden, and it is so beautiful. Um, and then the last part is the loop, which Okay, So now I'm gonna show you where you can eat on the forty on DH, there's two places. One is called Bear's den. And that's where you can, like, put in orders and get like fresh food. And then pause and go is a place where you can get food that's already been pre made or like If you want some snacks, that's where you get your snacks to bring back to your dorm Um and everything like that. So I will show you this. It's in south forty. I just showed you You walk in on, there's a bunch of different stations. This is a stir fry place. There's kosher. If you'ii coaster, there's make your own pasta, pizza, hamburgers over there. There's a world fusion right there, which is really good. They have like, Indian. They have a lot of food from, like, different cultures. So basically, what happens is you go out, you fill out your order, you get what you want. And then you go over here just like your car. You pay, and then you know it's So this is pausing. Go. They have. Like I said, they have stuff. Snacks, ice cream, popcorn machine. There's always sandwiches here that you could get their pre made. My favorite thing here is to make your own salads far. So if I ever wants out, you could just come in here and make your own. And it's really nice. They're pretty cheap. So over here, there's more snacks. Teo, go stuff. It's a lot of drinks, chips, really, Whatever you want, have Rahman here. There's a custard machine and their soups, and so you can get up. It's really nice. And smoothies. This is everybody's favorite part. You can make your own snitch just to further record. If you're worried about being able to eat healthy when you're at college, don't worry. Wash U is rated. I'm pretty sure we're rated number three for food of all colleges across the nation. Um, so the food, first of all, is really good. And if you're worried about like if you track your calories or few track your Mac rose or whatever you d'oh, there's a website that wash U has. If you just search washing nutrition, it'll come up and they have the nutrition info for every single piece of food being served on campus that day, so no matter what you can eat, you can even, like, put together things and like make your own salad and it will show you what the nutrition info is for, like whatever you make. So if you're worried about that, don't worry about it Is super easy Tio healthy here and and they make it.