It is almost the end of the first year. For some this has been a great learning experience, a time for growth, and self-discovery. For some this has been a time of trial and error. Whichever path you took consider giving back to the next group of freshmen about to join the college ranks. There . . . → Read More: Giving back to freshmen
It is now almost a month into the Spring semester, for new roommates the honeymoon phase is nearing the end, and for continuing roommates you getting back into the swing of things. By now, you should have a good understanding for each other’s preferred lifestyle. For some this may be working out perfectly, while for . . . → Read More: Roomies
It is currently February. You have been back to school for about a month and you have probably already taken your first exam. If you are like me you are ready for a break, spring break. Spring break is known as a March/April mid-semester break. This maybe a time for you to catch up on . . . → Read More: Spring Break Ideas
Congrats you made it through the first semester of college and it is time to go home. If you went home during Thanksgiving, your transition at Winter Break may come easy. If you did not go home for Thanksgiving, there will be a few things for you to consider.
For the last few months you . . . → Read More: Winter Break
Soon after arriving on campus, many freshmen realize they need real help in making a smooth transition to college life. In researching The Freshman Survival Guide, it became clear that some students didn’t feel comfortable approaching their local resident assistant on staff for any number of reasons (e.g. their issues felt too personal and they were embarrassed, they were afraid of getting in trouble, they simply didn’t like their RA etc). While we believe it is best for students, in general, to avail themselves of their local support staff, we also realized that it could be helpful for some students to have the option of contacting an experienced RA anonymously with some of their more delicate issues. The Interactive RA (iRA) is our attempt to bridge that gap. . . . → Read More: We’re looking for a few good RAs
The iRA blog is a similar supplement to the advice in The Freshman Survival Guide. Our team of iRAs will be updating the blog regularly by posting important tips and insights from their own experiences as well as answering your questions. . . . → Read More: The iRA (Interactive RA) blog is here!