My experiences at the University of Miami started off with a bang and have only gotten better from there. I have made new friends, participated in social events, and even joined several clubs. My UMX class has been a big reason as to why I have been able to do this. UMX has showed me many aspects of the University of Miami that I was not previously aware of. This has given me a better feel for the university and, in my opinion, has made me a better student. I feel as though any question I may have can easily be answered through UMX.
The UMX handbook is filled with helpful information that I have been lucky enough to learn. The assigned readings are both informative and concise. This makes the experience both enjoyable and to the point. Reading this handbook has shed light on many lesser known but very helpful things around campus. For instance, one thing I was not aware of until reading the UMX handbook was the Psychological Services Center. The handbook provided me with a plethora of information and set me more at ease knowing that if I ever need help, I can certainly get it. Another thing that the UMX provided me with was the long list of activities and clubs that I can be a part of. From bocce ball to video tournaments, it appears that the University of Miami has something for everything. Because of this, I have decided to become a part of club tennis, which has become a great recreational activity and a way to meet new people.
Overall, being in the UMX class and reading the UMX handbook have been both extremely interesting and beneficial. They have made me more familiar with my university and provide me with a number of solutions to any problems I may have. Although being at UM so far has been great, I believe that with more and more information under my belt, my experiences can be both safer and more rewarding.