Today I put up a new bulletin board to help the residents of 1 North prepare for tests. As the semester continues on, tests will be fast approaching. This board has 9 tips to help prepare residents for the test, as well as some advice for during the test. Tests can be extremely stressful but if you prepare enough ahead of time, they won’t seem as daunting. These tips may seem simple, but can make a big difference.
On every door in the 1 North wing, you will see two decorations with a resident’s name on them. These are called door decorations, and more will be added periodically throughout the year. For the first set of door decs, I made “Welcome Home” signs. These are to help not only myself but other residents on the wing to get to know your name, and it adds a little color to the wing. It also makes everyone more comfortable, and makes the wing feel more like a home.
Every year during Welcome Weekend the circle halls, which includes Pickard, Hugunin, and Brockert Hall, puts on an event to allow residents to mingle and have some fun. This year hot dogs, chips, popsicles, and a keg of root beer were made available to the residents. For entertainment, there were all sorts of sport activities including, football, volleyball, soccer, and even a slip and slide. Many residents from 1 North took part in the Grill and Chill event, and were able to meet people outside of Brockert Hall.
My first bulletin board I put up on the wing was titled, “Nap Like A God”. This fit into the Brockert Hall theme of Greek gods and goddesses, and was something I enjoyed doing. It gives fun facts about the benefits of napping, and breaks down the different length naps and the benefits of each. For example, The micro nap: 2-5 mins. It is shown to be surprisingly effective at shedding sleepiness. This encourages residents to get a decent amount of sleep, and the benefits of doing so.
To wrap up Welcome Weekend, a group of residents from 1 North attended the movie and pizza night which is put on every year. This year the movie was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. All the local pizza places in Platteville come and give out pizza to anyone that attends the movie. Unfortunately the movie was cut short due to the screen being blown over, but everyone who wanted to try the different pizza places got the opportunity to do so.
The second event that some of the residents of 1 North took part in was Glow Campus on Saturday night. Glow Campus is an EDM concert that combines music, and art together. The attendees are painted by the artists, and are illuminated by the blacklight. Everyone had a great time, and had the opportunity to meet new people, while strengthening already formed friendships.