Now that we have covered what all of the drinkers do at night as a way of having fun, it’s about time we have a little chat about what the rest of residence does to entertain themselves. Well now, this does leave a lot open but never fear because there are activities that are planned just for situations like this. You may be wondering what on earth I am talking about (those of you who don’t live in residence, I mean) but don’t go getting too panicky because I am going to be nice and tell you.
These activities I speak of, you may be wondering what exactly I am referring to. What I mean is anything that gets a resident out of their room and into a social environment with people from both their section and not. Activities are usually arranged by a resident advisor or a group of residence advisors and vary in how inclusive it will be.
Activities that are not so inclusive are things such as floor decorating for holidays, Christmas is a good example. So this was the only holiday that my section really decorated our floor for, mostly because it was a competition between all of the sections. But on a less competitive note advisors will also plan little parties for their sections as a way of showing appreciation. This type of gathering usually involves some junk food, games, and music and possibly some homemade cookies.
More inclusive activities are events that are planned by all of the advisors and are residence wide. One good example of this is the photo scavenger hunt that allows students to work in groups. Some things that aren’t quite so recent are the movie nights and the St. Patrick’s Day pub that featured a dance game for Wii.
What I think students need to remember is that the advisors work hard to plan events for the residents to enjoy and really is it a disappointment when no one shows up. The real motivator here should be that there are res points involved! I’m just kidding, the point is to get out of your room for a couple of hours and meet some people, some friends even.
So if you ever get invited to a residence event or activity show some spirit and go! Trust me, you’re going to have fun and the advisors will be happy to see that all their planning hasn’t gone to waste.