He lounges comfortably against the pillows of his made-up bed, enjoying what he calls his mother’s “master organization skills.” The quip is delivered with style unsurprising from a Creative Writing major hopeful who imagines one day writing comics and sci-fi novels. He’s only been up for an hour and is visibly relaxed, but insists he was nervous yesterday.
“Yesterday was the big nervous day, but this morning I woke up and thought, all right, let’s do this.”
Meanwhile, Brandon folds clothes on his mattress. He’s about half unpacked, and his parents, Keith and Natalie, are outside in the hall with Liam’s. “I woke up about 7:30 a.m. or 8 a.m, so not too early. I’m ready to meet new people and get to know the baseball team a little more.”
Brandon is a student athlete and was attracted to Guilford for the combination of athletic and academic opportunities. “Everyone was really friendly during my visits, especially the baseball coach. And I’m excited to start classes. I think I’d like to major in Health Science and one day pursue a career in medicine.”
Liam also has an interest in health, saying he’d like to complement his Creative Writing studies with coursework that will allow him to explore personal training. Liam and Brandon are as complementary as Savannah and Charlotte are similar. Unlike Charlotte and Savannah, Liam and Brandon were assigned to each other and, aside from texting, are really getting to know each other for the first time today.
“He seems awesome,” Liam says as Brandon laughs. “Yeah, he definitely seems fine,” Brandon jokes, “So I can check that off my list.”