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OMG: I never went to o-week because I have too much social anxiety... probably will regret it forever.

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  1. Don't worry, o-week events are bullshit. I went to all of them, and I regret THAT. What a waste of time when I could be chillin with the cool kids that skipped it.

    You're 17/18/19 years old, who the fuck wants to do those stupid fucking dances and team building exercises?

    There are a million different ways to make friends in uni, I don't even remember anyone I met during o-week that wasn't in my residence.

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    1. Also, fuck your anxiety. Nobody knows who you are here, you can be literally anyone you want. Most people re-invent themselves in first year, redefine yourself as someone without anxiety.

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    2. Hey 1, speak for yourself, I loved my o-week. I've never been much of a partier, and I'm uncomfortable in a lot of social situations, but o-week went a long way towards bringing me out of my shell and helping me feel relaxed around campus. I probably wouldn't have the friends I've made since if it wasn't for o-week.

      And I'm just one particular type of person. There's lots of people who *like* an excuse to do silly, random stuff for a week. Taking ourselves too seriously isn't good, y'know?

      OP - don't be upset you missed yours. It happens. If you like, maybe consider being an Orientation Leader next year? There's always a few leaders who didn't attend their own week, and being a leader has some great experiences of its own to offer.
      As for your anxiety... well, I'm not going to tell you to do what 1a said. You are who you are, you can't just "re-invent" that one day. But do what you have to do to accept your anxiety. Learn to understand it, and that will help you to overcome it. Connecting with other people is hard and painful! But I promise it's always worth it. :)

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    3. Ah yes, the grown-up/mature/well-defined teenager. Too cool to do silly things, too hard to care about anything. Nothing but sneering faces lit by the glow of smartphones.

      (btw, I'm with 1b. Stop taking yourself so seriously and get out there. You have 4-5 years to grow a hard outer shell and spend you nights drinking with the same 10 people. Why not spend a week doing something else just once?)

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  2. I never went to mine, got my $100 back. Don't regret it one bit. I'm in 4B now.

    Now I just like the part of getting free food, and swag without having to do any of the mundane activities or signing up for bs things, what most of the first yeras do anyway.

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  3. o-week is shit m8, u meet real friends in clubs.

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  4. If you are a guy, I have bad news for you. O week was your last chance to find a girlfriend. Sorry dude.

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    1. Wtf lol are you seriously that retarded

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  5. Regret it forever? Hahahahaa. I graduated 13 years ago and do you know what I remember about my orientation week? There were a lot of people there and I got a frisbee. That's it. Seriously if this is high on your priority list of things to remember, you've had one lame-o life.

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  6. To be fair, it sounds like you had a lame-o o-week...I could resist.

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  7. I didn't go to O-week for the same reason. Don't worry, you'll get over it.

    If you go to grad school, you'll probably get a more practical and meaningful orientation anyways. So you can look forward to that.

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  8. maybe talkign would help

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  9. Don't regret it. Think, if your anxiety is that bad, pushing yourself to go would have just made you miserable in the end. That's why I feel okay about having skipped out on half of my orientation week.

    As for the future, if this bothers you, you should try to push yourself a little at a time and work on your anxiety problems in healthy, long-term ways.

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  10. I graduated last year. I actually regret going to O-Week tbh. It's a waste of time and you don't even talk to the vast majority of ppl you meet after a week or so. You're starting off right if anything...

    I need to get off this fucking site already...

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  11. I hated O-Week. Waterloo does a really bad job of it. I cried during my O-Week because I had such high expectations and compared it to my other friends who went to Western and Guelph and they had amazing DJs and crazy parties. Meanwhile Waterloo had corney stupid events that immediately made me regret my decision to come to this school. People were so lame, not sipping a drop of alcohol and staying indoors for bracelet making parties. Are we like 12 years old?

    I really hope they do a better job in upcoming years.

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    1. You cried because of the quality of your orientation week?
      HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
      did you also cry when the line for the bookstore got too long?
      Jesus chirst what the fuck

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