It has been quite the week this week! It weird to think that just 6 days ago everyone was moving in, wide eyed and curious. About 145 hours later, it’s like we have known each other for years. As a quick recap, RMP student listen to pitches and have been assigned their mentor, Early Start Program students have finalized their courses, received their syllabi, and started turning in assignments. The students with one enrichment course have successfully completed their Preparing for College Success Workshop. We have explored Isla Vista and State Street. We have been to Target (a lot). We got out first taste of In-N-Out. We hit the water kayaking and paddle boarding. We bowled and skated. We have eaten cookies and ice cream, and have tried two excellent UCSB dining facilities. And within all of that time, we have explored on our own, played pick-up basketball, and relaxed on the beach. And we had bonding activities just with our Resident Counselor groups. My head is spinning with all of the memories made and fun had in such a short period of time.
To some degree, we get to start again. Tomorrow (Sunday, June 30) will see a whole new group of Summer Discovery at UCSB students arrive. Our 4-week students, comprising of the Science and Engineering Research Academy (SERA) and Enrichment Students, will join our fold. We are excited for all of the new potential that this brings.
Starting off next week, we will see who can really ball with a 3v3 basketball tournament. If you feel like you're getting too competitive, don't worry; the easiest way to cool off is by joining us for our Monday Movie Marathon: Disney Themed.
Did you miss the first In-N-Out trip? Fear not. We will be going again this week. Or you can get back out on the water for some Ocean Sports in Santa Barbara. We will end the night with a Night Out at the Movies to see a certain new release; do we have a whole theater to ourselves? No. Almost, though. Almost.
We will wrap up the end of the week with one of several Karaoke nights! You sing, you get pizza. Did you know that Purple Rain by Prince is the most karaoke song according to TimeOut? I am partial to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, myself. Let's see what your favorite is this week! No class on Thursday! But we have the illustrious Gaucho Games all day on the 4th of July. All culminating into entertainment and live music in the evening at Girsh Park. And of course, fireworks. The fun doesn't stop there, on Friday, get ready for the Festival Under the Stars and the chance to knock our fearless director into the dunk tank!
You won't want to miss this!