Interview with a Resident Advisor (RA).
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Hi. My name is Caitlin. All young. I'm a third year live action film production student here at party. I am an NRA in fish. Be Helen Fish B Hall. Um, we have three floors and fish be and I am on the third floor. My r a freshman year was amazing. Actually, I loved him. We always knew that if we needed him, like we could ask him. I had his I had his Facebook messenger, and I believe I have his phone number. So it was very much like, If you need me, text me, let me know what you need, and I'll be there. He definitely helped us. The result. A couple of things like conflict wise that we had within our floors that he got handed kind of a rough floor that year. But I think he handled it really well. So in terms of checking in on my residents, I kind of base that off of him. I I find that very important just to make sure that you know, everyone's doing okay. Especially like nowadays. You know, you don't know what anyone is feeling or hiding from you. And I just wanted to make sure they're all good. So I based that a lot of him. This year it's been a little more isolating. I still have gotten the chance to get to know my residence and get to have, like, a really good relationships with them. I would say my residents are not troublemakers in any way. They haven't given me any trouble, so that definitely is a plus, and they just make it really easy. One really big thing that we have to do that a lot of people actually don't know about it. R I t is what we do, what's called rounds, and that means when you're on duty, it means that you go around to certain buildings and you actually go through the building floor by floor and check to see who's doing what they're not supposed to be doing. So that's something we do depending on the schedule, maybe twice to three times a month. Yeah, it's just really interesting how many people don't know about it. So other than that, um, we have to do our educational displays. Those are the bulletin boards you may see outside of your hallways, and they just, you know, they're supposed to be educational this month. Actually, I did A for in honor of National Women's Month for International Women's Month Women's Month. I did a bulletin board talking about all these different women in history that have done so much for the world. Yeah, we're just really checking on our residents. Make sure that everyone's doing okay. You know, other areas in Gibson or in, um, I believe Ellingson did zoom movie nights or zoom game nights and stuff like that. Living in dorms is actually not as bad. I feel like as people I think it is. Um, I know I will say, freshman year, moving in with someone who was not my sister and living sharing a room with them was absolutely terrifying before it actually happened. I just kept thinking, OK, am I going to like this person? Like what if we absolutely hate each other and then we're stuck the whole year together like there's no there's no changing that, you know, that's gonna be really hard so that, um, aspect of it, I guess it's very scary. I understand that, Um, but everything else is really not that bad, you know, like even showering you know, not scary, but like it takes a minute, you know, to get adjusted to sharing a bathroom that has three showers with, like, a whole floor of people. Um, but everything just takes a little bit of getting used to it. It's really not that bad. Um, I will say as an r a. I've had my own room, and it's slightly bigger room, so that's a plus this year. Um, which was really nice. That made a little nicer living here. But overall, it's not that bad. I wouldn't say it's that bad. I will make. This isn't No one knows. Please do shower generally. Please, please, please wash your sheep. Yeah. Now they Oh, my God. I was gonna say something else. Selecting dorms. I know it is hard won at our i t. Because, um, as freshmen, they kind of choose your dorm for you. You don't really get a choice in that matter, But in terms of just moving into a dorm, I would say my biggest note. You don't need everything you think you do when you're moving in. I have seen people move in with, like we have these carts for moving and especially in my hall. There's no elevator. So when you have to bring all your stuff up one by one, um, carrying it up three flights of stairs it's a hassle. And it is not fun. Um, luckily, you know, this year they said we could all have one person movin. Help us move in and you know the like, any other normal year, you have your whole family come up and it's fine you have pants. But this year was just such a struggle, like me and my mom carried everything up, and I thought minimal this year, too. It was not even. I've seen residents when they were moving in. Like if you look at some of their rooms now, not that they're messy, they're just really full. There's a lot of stuff in there, and I'm like, You don't need all this stuff. That would be my advice is think about what you really need, and if anything, you know, normally there's breaks. You can go home and and pick up more stuff if you need and bring it back. But don't ever like first time just bring everything at once. It's It's so much more work for yourself.