- Business Management
- Frisco, TX
Hey there! My name is Lauren Appenroth & I'm from Frisco, TX which is about 20 minutes north of Dallas. I enjoy sleeping, eating, & watching movies with my roommates. Bring me chips & queso or a caramel macchiato from Starbucks & we can be best friends! Can't wait to meet all the new incoming Red Raiders this summer. WRECK 'EM!
My first day on campus was when I moved into my dorm a week before starting the first week of classes freshman year. I remember being excited, but scared to finally be on my own without my parents living right downstairs from me. The moment I stepped on campus I just knew it felt like home to me & a place I could see myself spending my next 4 years building long lasting friendships with people that share the same goals & aspirations as me.
What advice would you give an incoming student?
GO TO ALL YOUR CLASSES!! A lot of professors require attendance as part of your overall
grade for classes, but you will always have those classes where attendance doesn't
count & it makes it that much harder to go to those classes especially if you get
stuck with an 8am. You're paying to go to Texas Tech & if you skip class it is basically
like throwing your money away. It also helps to make at least one friend in each class
& exchange numbers the first week of classes in order to help keep you motivated &
they can also work as a study buddy when time for exams rolls around.
My biggest fear about coming to college was being a 5 hour drive away from home & coming here without knowing anyone. I chose Texas Tech because it felt like home to me, not because I had other friends coming here. I basically came to college knowing a handful of people but not actually having any close friends by my side. Welcome week (the week before classes) was honestly a big help in me meeting new friends & it's a plus that you get a million opportunities to get free stuff.