Posts Tagged ‘residential life’

Roller Skating!

Friday, March 6th, 2020

I am a residential advisor at the college of Saint-Scholastica. The honors program and residential life partnered to make an event for our floor. The other residential advisor and I told residents that we were going to take them to World of Wheels. It’s a roller skating club. It was really fun. It does not matter what your level of roller skating. Some were beginners and some were advanced. Me, I was a beginner and in 1 hour, I knew how to skate decently. The roller skating place had good music playing and at one point, the owners brought a limbo stick and made people do the limbo in skates! There were a lot of students from the CSS community as well. Also there are drinks and food available. I liked that event because I found a new place where the CSS community could hang out and that is fun to spend time at. If you are an incoming freshmen, ask your Ras to make fun events like these and they will do it!

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RA interview day

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Today we interviewed applicants for the RA position! It was really exciting see who could be one the team next year! It was a very long day though, we started at 8:00 in the morning and had to block off our entire day for it!

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!

Housing

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Throughout my time at CSS (including both graduate and undergraduate) I have had the opportunity to live in multiple settings. Freshman year I was in the mandatory Somer’s building with all the other freshman. Sophomore year I was in the Kerst apartment at the back of campus. Junior and senior year I lived in a house within a mile of campus. This past year and currently I have been living at the Boulder Ridge/Summit apartment complex within 2 miles of campus.

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Last Day of Duty

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Today, I turn in the duty keys for the last time. I love my job as an RA, but I can’t say I’m going to miss being on-call and receiving phone calls at 2 a.m.

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