Posts Tagged ‘Res Life’

Dorms Have Very Hard Mattresses: Pad or Topper??

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

When looking as an incoming freshman, you see on a lot of lists of things to bring to a dorm is a mattress pad or mattress topper. I, myself was very confused at the differences and what they each did.

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Program time!

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Today I am having a valentine’s day card making program. I love letter writing so my residents will get to write and create letters for their friends and family for Valentine’s day. And it is always fun to do some arts and crafts!

What am I doing with my life!!!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Today I helped out with a Res Life event called What am I doing with my life? Some of the upper class RAs shared their college experience and what is was like switching or changing majors/career paths. It was an event for first year students and they could ask us questions or ask for advice!

Roommate Disagreements

Monday, October 24th, 2016

We’ve had several issues in our apartment this school year. We’ve had specific reoccurring issues which have been getting on some of our nerves. These things range to people being too loud to not doing specified chores. We had a roommate meeting about all of this and directly brought stuff up to one another, given the fact it was all stuff in our roommate contract (Res Life makes each on-campus room fill out roommate contracts). I’m hoping things get fixed and we don’t have to bring more mediators in. Typically in roommate conflicts it can escalate from roommate meetings to RA mediation, to even changing room. During freshman orientation, Megan Perry Spears will stress speaking early and often about issues, and I definitely remember that from my orientation. I wish that it hadn’t taken me until my 3rd year to apply that knowledge.

Roommate Contracts

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Last year every person living on campus right away was required to do roommate contracts. This year however, it wasn’t mandatory, up until a week or so ago. Enough students had been having roommate conflicts so it was sent out to everyone. I am so glad that we get a roommate contract because I think it really forces the non-compliant roommates to listen to the expectations of the others, right away and straight up in writing. Every set of roommates has their own issues, btu I think that the stuff in the contract is pretty universal. In the contract you are asked to etablish several standards: when quiet hours are, what do study times look like, how chores and cleaning supplies are divided up, etc. For us who are more passive, I think personally this year it really gave my roommmate and I additional power to be able to emphasize to the others about specific expectations that we already falling through the cracks. Hopefully we won’t have to revisit the contract!