It's T-2.5 months and counting, and to be even more specific, T-2.33 repeating months, T-10.3 weeks, T-72 days, T-1728 hours, T-6.22*10^6 seconds between now and when you step onto the now almost eleven year old grounds of the school I consider the greatest institution in the world. You will arrive before the upper classfolks, get to know each other, spend long days and sleeping before we arrive and hail you with calls of "Pass no Record"
See, I am willing to wager that most of you have never simply "passed" a class. You're some of the best and the brightest folks out there, and so it's safe to say that you don't merely "pass", you excell. But excell as you can, the Olin environment is quite different from High School. Heck, any college will be. But what makes Olin so different is the expectation going in is that you will not know everything. This was shocking to me. Most of you are probably the smartest person in the room on a lot of issues. You're the person that your classmates turn to for help after class, you're the one with the best notes, you're the one so well prepared for the test you don't even need to look over your notes. You have answers, and will work. Walking into week one at Olin, I will bet you five bucks you will find something you do not know... yet.