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.
Once the residents of 1 North were settled in, I encouraged them to go to any campus events available to them. I told them it was a great way to make friends and meet new people. The first event we attended was Bridgefest. Bridgefest is an event where students can go to take part in some fun activities, such as a mechanical bull, soccer darts and much more. Bridgefest is also a great way to find some clubs, or businesses affiliated with UW-Platteville that students may be interested in.
I engaged with a few residents in our little push-up challenge where in order to stay healthy we do 20 push-ups every night, so we didn’t let each other pass a certain point in the hallway unless we did our 20 push-ups. Its a good way to stay motivated and keep each other honest. I did my 20, and so did they!