Your name: Jadidsa Perez
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Transfer story: I originally attended a much larger college than Ursinus, believing that I was more drawn to a larger community. There, I joined different organizations on campus and was close to doing much more. However, I began feeling as though the classes were not intellectually stimulating, I didn’t have many opportunities to know my professors, and the engagement overall felt low. I was also not given housing for the next semester. Despite the fact that I loved the campus, the atmosphere, and the people, I couldn’t come back even if I had wanted to.
Why Ursinus?: When applying to colleges as a senior in high school, Ursinus was one of the few that caught my eye. After my plan at my previous college did not work out, I decided to give Ursinus a chance. I met with admission, who assured me that housing was guaranteed and that they were still interested in me. From then on, I had the honor of getting to know not only Ursinus, but the community around it.
Favorite activity/experience at Ursinus: My favorite activity at Ursinus is studying in the basement of Myrin. The UCARE and Tech Support offices are nearby, and it’s a nice and quite place where I can focus.