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University of Baltimore
Best hidden gem near school Tapas Teatro. I passed it all the time but never knew what it was or went inside until another UB classmate referred me. Hands down one of my favorite places to eat, in Midtown/Station North.
Best events during the year I love the Student Events Board's Welcome Back Party and Artscape. Both are entirely free events that tie a community together -- whether it's the UB community or the community of Baltimore.
What to do on the weekends On the weekends you will find me at a bar like Brewer's Art or a lounge like Red Maple -- if I'm not attending an automotive event at one of the local tracks, such as Capitol Raceway right outside of the city.
Best pubic transportation The best transportation in the area would have to be the Charm City Circulator. You can take it from UB's campus to the Inner Harbor and back without spending a dime.
What I wish someone had told me when I was a freshman Don't be afraid to meet new people. Don't stress too much. Remember you are supposed to have fun.
Best on-campus event The semi-annual Block Party (pictured) and SEB's Welcome Back Party.
--By Jeremey Cornitcher, 21, marketing major