Carson McCarver, sophomore mechanical engineering major, chose Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science because he was looking to be a part of the Christian community that he saw when he visited the campus.
McCarver shares his experience living out his freshman and sophomore years in Teal Residential College, and shares some advice for consideration.
Q: Why did you choose Teal out of all the residence halls on campus?
A: Teal, apart from being one of the nicest (and newest!) residence halls on campus, is a great place for ECS students to live because of the proximity to peers. For me, that means mutual academic experiences, availability to help, and a closer connection to the people I met in class. It’s a great way to make friends.
Q: What are some of your favorite activities at Teal?
A: Teal has several key events throughout the year, including some themed around holidays or campus-wide events. My favorite was Teal’s Coffee House, where several residents performed acoustic songs (or, in one case, danced). The entire lobby was filled with couches, and there was a plentiful supply of hot apple cider, coffee, and desserts. It was a really nice break from schoolwork.
A: Try to picture yourself living there. Teal, like other residence halls, has a two-year contract; to me, that should be a pro, not a con. In my opinion, it’s one of the best places for an engineering or computer science student to live.
Q: How can students get involved at Teal?
A: If you want to get the most out of the opportunities given to you, I encourage you to try to attend each type of event at least once. There is almost always something going on, whether put on by your Community Leader, Teal’s staff (such as our chaplain, Elijah Tanner, or our faculty steward, Professor Thomas), or College Council. These are some great ways to get connected to both the people running the Hall and those who live in it.Professor Thomas Online Profile