residence life

Telling your residents to keep quiet during Quiet Hours.
  • 1st try: Hey guys! Y'all sound like y'all are having so much fun. Do you mind if I close your door? Thanks! :)
  • 2nd try: *knock knock* Hi! It's a bit loud in here. Let's try to keep it down. Thanks! :)
  • 3rd try: *kick down the door* LISTEN HERE, YOU DUMB MOTHER FUCKERS!! IT'S QUIET HOURS AND YOU ASSHOLES DON'T SEEM TO KNOW HOW TO SHUT THE FUCK UP. SO EITHER SHUT YOUR FUCKING CUM HOLES OR GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE BUILDING!! PERSONALLY, I DON'T GIVE A SHIT! BUT DON'T MAKE ME COME BACK IN HERE AND HAVE TO WRITE YOU UP BECAUSE ITS TOO FUCKING LATE AND IM TOO FUCKING TIRED TO DO THE FUCKING PAPER WORK!!! Thanks! :)
Residents not understanding the role of the RA

“Can you do my laundry?”

“Can I get a wake up call at 6:00?”

“My mom is pissed over nothing, could you talk to her?”

“There’s a used tampon in the shower! Get rid of it!”

“The toilet is clogged…can you fix it, please?”

“Hey, I have a question - so this morning when I was going to the bathroom I noticed a really odd colored dischar-”

Being an RA and being in Walmart at almost midnight is tough.

I was in the checkout line at Walmart when I saw some residents from my building in line with a case of beer each.

They saw me.

I saw them.

We locked eyes.

They got nervous and tried to explain: “Uh. We aren’t going back to campus with this. We’re going to a party off campus.”

My response: “Does this look like a residence hall to you?”

Them: “… no?”

Me: “Drink responsibly. Bye.”

Incident reports are not happening tonight. Not happening!

Hard Knock Res Life

I can’t help but feel like I’m taking my job way too seriously sometimes. Should I be telling my residents to be quiet all of the time, when they probably just wanna blow off steam? Am I way to overbearing and just need to remember being a freshman in college? Right now I am dealing with trying to find that fine line. How do I separate being a good Graduate Resident Director and remember being a freshman/sophomore in college at the very same time. I don’t want them to think this is a playground, but at the same time they should be able to have fun here as well. 

What’s a director supposed to do? 

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After the Jennings Area Government, I also serve as the grad adviser for the Writing on the Wall (WotW) project. If you haven’t heard of it, you need to implement it on your campus asap!

WotW is a two-week social justice program sponsored by our Inter-Residence Hall Association. This is the first week of WotW, which consists of brick painting. Anyone – professors, residents, students, random people of Gainesville – can come by the Plaza of the Americas (one of our free-speech zones on campus) to paint a brick with any word or phrase that has hurt their feelings, made them feel marginalized or offended them. No censorship whatsoever. Then, the wall stands all of next week. On Friday, we come together to literally tear down the wall.

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it had to happen.

Shit RAs Say

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