Boredom is Banished in Res Life!

Boredom is a thing of the past here in Res Life. Instead of sitting around your suites wishing you had something to do, twiddling your thumbs or constantly checking your Facebook, be proactive and get involved! There are plenty of activities to do around campus and around the Res Halls. While you’re sitting around, think about the activities you like to do (sports, arts and crafts, watching movies, playing games), and then go ask your RA if there’s anything going on that’s related to those interests. You can also go take a look at the bulletin boards in your building and look at the days, weeks, even months, worth of posters!

Between Campus Life and Residence Life, there are programs that suit everyone. Recently, Res Life had programs such as a game night, a movie night, a dodgeball fundraiser (for The American Cancer Society), and an open court. Plus, Campus Life has something going on during activity hour (noon-1 p.m.) almost every Monday and Wednesday! You could even participate in intramurals, which also go on during activity hours. Or, if the silent reverie of the glen is more your speed, go take a walk with a group of friends in College Park and explore one of the trails.

These are just some ideas. You might have others. Why not try to start up an activity centered around something you’re passionate about? Feel free to team up with an RA to help make your ideas a reality. Or even better, join Hall Council (very similar to a Student Council) and plan various events with your fellow residents for Res Life. Ask your RA or RD how to get involved in Hall Council. We’re always looking for great ideas for innovative and new programs, so never hesitate to express your ideas to the staff or the group!

About the author

Tyler Silagyi

I decided to attend JCC in 2011 for three reasons. Firstly, it was close to home; secondly, I received the USA Scholarship, which gave me two years free tuition; thirdly, I didn't know what I wanted to do career-wise and I knew that JCC would be a great place to figure it out. So over the past two years I worked towards, and earned, my A.S. in liberal arts & sciences: humanities. I was also inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, and became a resident assistant in the Hillside Suites West. I will be continuing my education at JCC for a third year to earn a second associate's degree in business administration with the hopes of a career in human resources. I'm still an RA in the Hillside Suites, and I look forward to once again being able to bring new and memorable experiences to residents. It is my hope that residents will see me not only as a role model, but also as someone they can come to with questions.