I’m writing this from the fourth hotel I’ve stayed at – in four days. It’s that season – the vibes of college visits are in the air. Way too…

I’m writing this from the fourth hotel I’ve stayed at – in four days. It’s that season – the vibes of college visits are in the air. Way too many informational pamphlets, interminable tours, countless cafeterias, endless orientations, and superfluous statistics are all part of this mating-like ritual. In the last few days, I’ve seen four colleges, all of which have now blended in my mind into one messy, indecipherable list of bullet points. Which one was it with that nice gym? Which had Sloppy Joes? Which offered Lego building as a major? Alas, I have forgotten these key decision points in the blur of information that was the campus visit. Advice for future tour-takers: don’t overload the schedule. If you look at a single college at a time, it’s easier to digest whether you like it. Also, take some tours without your parents. Not only will you avoid being there when they ask an inane question, you’ll be able to more personally experience the college.

– Will