Tag Archives: Resident Assistant

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What is a Resident Assistant?

As we march closer to move in day, you’re going to hear/read more about Resident Assistants. Resident Assistants (RAs) are trained, college-aged mentors. Most of the time, they’re sophomores and juniors. They help to create a supportive and safe environment for students living in the residence halls. RAs can be an immensely helpful resource, especially

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What’s it like to live in the Residence Halls?

If you’re planning to live in the Residence Halls for the first time,  you’ve probably heard/read about the pros and cons of living in the dorms by now.  Feel free to take all that information under consideration, but allow me to give you my perspective on the matter (since I just so happened to have

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Friendsgiving In Your Dorm

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away! For those of you staying on campus that have no idea what you’ll be doing (besides binge-watching shows on Netflix)- why not plan or go to a Friendsgiving? For the uninitiated, Friendsgiving is Thanksgiving, but with friends.  So, what do you do if all your

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Staying on Campus for Thanksgiving Weekend

There are a few reasons why someone might be staying on campus for Thanksgiving Weekend. Perhaps you’re a Resident Assistant volunteering to stay in the residence halls, or you’re an international student. Who knows, maybe  you’re staying on campus because of unforeseen circumstances beyond your control. Whatever your reason for staying on campus might be,

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What to Expect During Move In Day

Move in day is coming! Here’s what to expect on this monumental day.  Resident Assistants, Community Directors, parents and students alike will all be running around in a fashion that can only be described as organized chaos. Each school has a different system, so we highly recommend students to please refer to their schools specific

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Spring semester in the residence halls

So, it’s spring semester and you’re ready to venture out of your room or at least put more in more of an effort to be more social in your residence hall. Great! It’s never too late to join the party. Residence halls are more than just living spaces, they are a wonderful community that you

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