My trip yesterday to Red Deer with Tom went very well! He is all registered now and ready to start classes in September. My many years of registering for classes and creating timetables came in handy as Tom was one of the first to be done registering. The only thing left to do now is find a place to live!
I had never been to Red Deer College before, so I learned a lot about it. Here are some thoughts on the college:
- The college is not nearly as big as I thought it was, in terms of physical space. I can’t seem to find out how many students are registered at the college, but it can’t be that many.
- They did have wireless networks all over the place, but you need a student username and password to access it, which didn’t surprise me.
- There was apparently the largest number of students ever at the registration day for kinesiology yesterday. Most of them were female.
- In fact, I have decided I am in the wrong program. There are a few girls in computing sciences, and a few guys that look like girls, but Tom’s program has a ratio of about 4-1 girls to guys, and they are all extremely attractive.
- Speaking of computers, they do have a technology program at RDC, but it’s clearly not the focus. The computer labs and stuff were excluded from our tour, described only as “being in the basement and sort of dark.”
- They need to fix the signs for public parking, as it was quite confusing to figure out where to go!
- The campus itself is quite nice – lots of grass and trees outside. Inside there seems to be a mix of old and new.
- Parking is WAY cheaper than the UofA. The daily maximum is only $6! We ended up not paying for parking though, which was fine by me.
- Everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful.
I think Tom is excited to get started in the fall. Looks like he’ll be quite happy at RDC!