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!