Meet Tony Hatfield…
Program: Science, Bachelor of Science (Computer Science, Concentrating in Software Engineering)
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Best piece of advice for incoming students:
Get involved on campus! There are tons of ways to get involved whether doing research, running for SU or joining a club. I myself joined the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (YES fraternities are REAL in Calgary) in my first semester of my first year, and it is a decision I will never regret and I have made many life-long and best friends there. Getting involved helps give you a sense of pride and community for the University of Calgary, and helps connect you with campus and the people on it.
Favourite space on campus:
Mac hall would have to be my favourite space, (More specifically the Greek tables between Coffee Co. and Korean BBQ). I can often find a lot of my friends hanging out here and even other members of the fraternities and sororities on campus. It can be a great place to grab lunch and chat about anything, or put some music in and study. It’s also a great place to find some friends to you with homework or any school problems you might be having! Mac hall is the centre of campus and a great place for all your work and play needs!
Fondest UofC memory:
My fondest memory cannot be summed up into one moment, but rather one semester… my first semester! It was amazing getting involved on campus. I remember my first O-Week being scared of campus, but all you had to do was tell someone you were lost and they helped. I remember my first lectures, my first exams and yes even my first C-! A scary thought but it made me realize how reality worked. My fondest memory of my first semester was finishing up the semester and exams and most of all initiating as brother into my Fraternity. It was nice to see my pledge period come to a close and to become an active brother on campus! It made me feel more involved at the U of C and showed me a small glimpse of how amazing the next 5 years would be!
Why he loves OWEEK!
I love OWeek because it’s the best way to start off the year. You get to make new and amazing friends, and hook up with some old ones! You get to see campus again (And usually with some beautiful weather) and you get to be involved and help pass on your experience to new students. I love passing my knowledge and hopefully helping someone else make the most of their university experience! Oweek is the best way to get pumped and start off the New Year!