First Night Footnote
Written by Bwog Staff
For some, the first night of college can get a little too cray. Don’t hesitate to call CAVA, Columbia’s trusty EMS service, if your new friend falls ill. There’s a Good Samaritan policy, so no one will get in trouble. Your health is first priority. 212-854-5555. Program it in your phone. Better yet, memorize the thing.
Another pro-tip: while lots of upperclassman may joke about that awkward NSOP hook-up, others genuinely regret their one night stands. It’s easy to tell yourself you’ll be cautious when you’re chuckling at a “consent is sexy” lecture, but things get more slippery with alcohol. You may have just met that girl (or dude!) down the hall. Still, it’s better to risk coming off as unnecessarily paranoid and check with her before she heads off with some rando, than leave her alone.
Also, it’s completely acceptable to just chill with your floormate in your new digs. One bwogger fondly remembers spending the whole first night of college talking to a girl down the hall. Some other people wandered in and out, and invited them to nearby parties, but the pair declined their offers. They became fast friends and roomed together for the next 3 years.
That said, the night is young and you live in New York City. Bwog wishes y’all a splendiferous evening! L’Chaim!