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.
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.
Today it was a resident of mines birthday and I celebrated with him by getting him a little treat from gwam; those snowball donut things. Unfortunately we didn’t have that great of weather but I did get the resident outside in the cold rain for some exercise.