"You are supposed to be here." - Bridget M.
Dear transfer Hoya,
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Whether you come from a tiny private college in New England, or the biggest public schools of the midwest, or NOVA down the street, you are supposed to be here. Whether you hadn't heard of Georgetown until last year, or got rejected the first time you applied, you are supposed to be here. Whether you are 19 or 49, confident or terrified, preppy or not, you are supposed to be here.
I walked out of my first class on the Hilltop and called my dad in tears because the other kids were smarter, more prepared, and more polished. Even then, I belonged here. What I didn't realize then, but I did before I walked the stage on graduation day, is that transferring was the hardest, and yet the best, thing I'd ever done. Your experience makes you a stronger Hoya, your hardship a more empathetic Hoya, your transition a kinder Hoya. And all of it will make you exceedingly, completely grateful to be a Hoya, because you've known a world in which you weren't.
Welcome home, Hoya. We're so glad you're here.
Bridget M. (TFrat’16)