As a new class of UNC students prepares to step onto campus for the first time, some rising juniors and seniors offered their advice to the incoming Tar Heels.
Rising senior Cameron Bailey said that although the first couple of weeks of college can be tough, it is important to push through and take in as much of the college experience as possible.
Bailey added that it's easy to forget how quickly the four years can pass by.
“It all just becomes magical,” she said.
Yasmine Hernandez, a rising junior who is majoring in clinical lab science, shared a similar sentiment.
“Enjoy it," Hernandez said. "It can be scary at first but once you are here and you get into it, it’s going to go by super fast and that’s kind of crazy.”
She is a member of Cadence, an a cappella group on campus that was founded in 2003.
After COVID-19 limited her ability to socialize during her first year at UNC, Hernandez sought out clubs as a way to branch out and meet new people. She decided to audition for different a cappella groups, and since then has been a member of Cadence.
“When you join a club or an organization you automatically have, at least Cadence-wise, a group of a bunch of girls that are just there for you wholeheartedly,” Hernandez said. “You know that they are going to have your back when something happens, and you know they are going to love you and accept you.”