The end of Spring Quarter will be the end of an era. The end of quarters and the start on semesters, Ohio State has had quarters ever since the college started back in 1870…back when Ohio State was strictly an agriculture and mechanical college. Initially, when I found out semesters were coming, I was not very happy. Going from 10 week classes to 14 did not seem all that exciting. What if I don’t like a class? I’m going to have to sit through it even longer. But, the WPMBA program has made many of classes half term which will be seven weeks. This will give us more opportunities to take elective classes that fit our interests.
Another change that will happen with the semester switch is only taking one class per night. I’m really excited about this. Many times, over the past year, I have neglected reading in one class for doing homework in another. Or, like this quarter, having two midterms on one night….that made for a long four hours! So only one class that will last from 6:00 – 9:15 will be a welcomed change.
So as we move to semesters, there will be plenty of uncertainties, confusion, and trying times. But we should all embrace semesters with some patience because everyone in the university will be new to this system. Good bye Quarters. Hello Semesters!