Going back to school can spark both excitement and stress, as students navigate social circles and workload. For 21-year-old college student Ben Rolnick, who suffers from severe social anxiety, meeting new people and facilitating conversation present a challenge -- but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t think they’re worth it. Rolnick offers his brief but spectacular take on seeking acceptance here:
Three minute video is courtesy of PBS Newshour,
It's Welcome Week, and this video is a great reminder that all students want to be genuinely welcomed and accepted, so put your best self out there!
While there are resources:
Student Disability Services for academic accommodations in Math/Psychology 212 and online at sds.umbc.edu
The Counseling Center is near Erickson Field and online at counseling.umbc.edu
We co-create the campus community, so take a note from this student and bring openness and acceptance to Welcome Week, and embrace the awkward of new beginnings. Happy New School Year UMBC!