Every year, Troy University and its many organizations look forward to the month of October for one reason: Homecoming week!
It’s the most exciting week of fall semester and it brings everyone together because we, students and faculty, all have at least one thing in common, and that’s our love for TROY. This year the theme is “Falling for Troy.” As a senior, I have spent many days around campus and the Troy community. Here are some of my favorite things that contributed to me falling for Troy.
1. The Quad
The quad really captures a lot of student’s admiration, and it’s obvious why. It’s beautiful, peaceful, functional, and open. Students can play a game of Frisbee or study, organizations can set up tents, and concerts can even be held. Bibb Graves creates a good focal point and brings it all together along with McCartha Hall, Adams Administration, and the Math and Science Complex.
2. Walking through campus
When the weather is right and maybe you catch it a little before sunset, it’s gorgeous from all angles. Sorrell Chapel, Janice Hawkins Park, and looking down University Avenue are some of my favorite places and views around campus.
3. Sorrell College of Business
Being a business major, I spend most of my time in Bibb Graves whether I’m in class, studying, or meeting with my professors. I am very grateful for my business program and the professors that really go out of their way to help me succeed in and out of the classroom. I have been able to develop strong relationships with professors who care about their students. The business college has helped shape me and put me on the right path for post-grad life.
4. Game days
There is truly nothing like a southern college campus on game day. People and alumni from all over travel and tailgate at Troy’s home games and all you see is cardinal, silver, and black. Seeing fans sport t-shirts that read “Go Troy, Beat Everyone” and “Go Troy or Go Home” and tailgates across campus make me fall for Troy over and over because I have pride in my university and it makes me happy that others do, too.
Troy has many, many other things that have led to me and many others falling for the community and the university, but these are the few that stick out in my mind when asked what has made me fall for Troy. Troy has the hometown, “Welcome Back” feel that I hope I find in my next city after I graduate.
What has made you fall for Troy?