Spring - it's all about what's new
new job (which means new digs!)
...and new classes
… new job
Right after winter break, I moved into University Village (one of the three university housing apartment residence halls) as a Community Advisor. So what exactly is a community advisor? Other universities sometimes call them RAs or residence hall advisors. I’m a student that lives in the residence hall and acts as leader or facilitator for one floor of the residence hall (a house).
Last year I lived in Comstock Hall, a more traditional residence hall. Last semester I shared an apartment off-campus in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood. Now I’m in a University apartment.
It straddles the two. University Village has the community and campus involvement as with the traditional residence halls but also the independence from having an apartment.
Some of my favorite perks: free laundry in each apartment, a dishwasher (amazing! After six months of washing dishes by hand) and the rec center within the building.
* So feel free to shoot me any questions about housing, and I’ll figure out a way to get it answered if I cannot.
… new classes
(well obviously…) But it’s more than just new classes. This semester I made it a priority to have a few “fun” electives. I love my classes within my majors (especially that I am getting beyond the foundation and being able to specialize), but I love being able to relax and now that I am taking a class because I want to and not because I need to for a program.
My two “fun” classes are photography and self-defense, both of which will help me while I am studying abroad next year. It’s great to have a homework assignment that asks me to walk around the lakes or spend an afternoon downtown.