Tomorrow (or today if you’re reading this in the morning) is the first day of classes for Winter Session 2005 at UBC. For the first time in three years, I will not be a grad student as a new fall term commences. It’s such a weird feeling. It’s almost like I’ve known nothing more than the grad student lifestyle until now.

After a peaceful summer, the campus will be buzzing with activity tomorrow and for many days to come. Even before I’m awake in the morning, there will be students at 8am lectures. When I make my way to the bus loop to go to work, I’m probably going to encounter lots of students going the other way.

I think part of the weirdness stems from the fact I’m still living on campus while all this is happening. I’m not a student anymore yet still immersed in the whole student culture, which to be honest, is fine with me right now.

So while thousands of students get back into the academic life tomorrow, it’ll be just another day at work for me. Like I mentioned before, it’ll be a bit weird. Will school actually continue on without me there?

Hey, for all of you students still living the high life at UBC, you might want to read this news release from Translink. There is now even more frequent bus service to and from UBC. Good news for commuters and on campus residents alike.

I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow, no matter what you’re doing.

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