Chances are, most students have their plans all set for the many events of Inauguration Day. Equally likely is the chance that most students haven’t thought out how they will deal with the extra masses that will be making themselves at home, in our city and on our campus.
We have to remember that all of us, as students, will be acting as ambassadors of the University throughout the inaugural chaos. While we’re not encouraging anyone to illegally house strangers you encounter, just remember that most of these people have never been to D.C. Crowds are never fun, but just be courteous when someone asks you for seemingly obvious directions. Enough said.
Speaking of crowds, don’t be intimidated. Sure, it’s a lot of people, but there is a reason that they are all here. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity – don’t give in to the temptation to hide out in your room. While popcorn and a comfy couch are quite an incentive, actually being there will inevitably be an unforgettable experience.
Let’s make the most of it, GW.