RA Sarah Tours South Campus Plaza South
Virtual Tours by Students
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My name is Sarah Williams and I'm a 30 year double major in business management and theater arts here at SAn Diego State University in san Diego California. Then finally I'm going to show you what a double room in this residence hall looks like. Mhm. So what is a resident advisor or are a, as you can tell from our title, we are here to advise students as well as just be a mentor to them as they adjust to college life. We also are here to ensure the safety and welfare presidents by periodically doing duty box and being on call when we're on duty, we walk the entire building to make sure that there are no issues or safety concerns going on in the building. Overall, we are really just a resource for students living in the residence halls. We are here to support, motivate and distribute information to residents. Yeah, I also want to talk about residential learning communities or are LCS here at STS. You these communities provide first year students with a really unique opportunity to connect and learn both inside and outside of the classroom. As a part of an RLC, you will be grouped with other students based on shared academic or co curricular interests were then enrolled into a course or set of course is to help create smaller, more tight knit communities. Since I'm in the Weber honors College here at S. C. S. U. I was in the honors residential community my freshman year, there were three other floors of honor students and we all had at least one class where we were all together and then some of us even shared another class as well. It's really nice to have something that immediately connects you to the other students on your floor. You can apply for a residential learning community during stage two of the license agreement process on the housing portal and on the topic of license agreements, make sure that if you plan to live on campus in the residence halls that you apply by May 1st. Another cool thing about living in the residence halls as you are on campus and really close to a bunch of things here in south campus called the south. My freshman year, I lived in a triple occupancy room and this is pretty standard here at sts you this year all of the rooms were double or single occupancy due to COVID-19 but expect to be in a triple as we get further into the future. The rooms are kind of tight, especially if you are in a triple, but it really is just part of the experience. Honestly my freshman year, I was only ever in my room to sleep. So don't be scared that the rooms are too small. Covid, like signage, physical distancing stickers on the floor and much more. Students are also asked to show their id to the security monitor here when entering the building to further confirm that they live here. All of this is done to maintain the safety and security of our residents here on the first floor. We also have a pool table which sadly this year could not be used, but normally students can check out equipment at the front desk to play. We also have a series of bulletin boards that are used to brighten students days like this one or also just provide information. Now we'll head up the stairs to the second floor where most of the amenities of the building are located. Each floor also has an open lounge space this year, there are socially distance tables for students to use to study or for other needs. This is a really great amenity as you'll see later when I give the room tour, the rooms are only equipped with a mini fridge and a microwave. So if residents ever did want to actually cook for themselves, they could do so here on the second floor. This lounge happens to be connected to the kitchen but on other floors it is its own room here we also have a print station where students can print without having to go all the way to the library if they don't have their own printer, there's also have any machine. Also on the second floor is our laundry room where we have plenty of washers and dryers for students to use as well as counters for students to fold or sort their laundry on the card scanners. Here on the back wall are where students pay for the washer or dryer they are using and it is all done with the student I. D. That they have just like how they scan into the building. Also not super important but each floor does have a water filter where students can fill up their water bottles. Which I actually think is really nice because I know a lot of students plan to bring a water filter picture or something to put in their fridge. So here to get two floors three through six students must actually scan again into a different staircase that gives them access to those floors on the second floor. You also have to scan to get into the hallway where the resident rooms are located, which I think is just important to know is another safety measure. This is the second study space on each floor, in addition to the lounge space that I showed earlier, and this is our second floor terrorists, which is a beautiful outdoor area that residents have access to. These windows over here to the left actually connect to a multipurpose room. Yeah, So this is what a typical hallway with resident rooms looks like. As I mentioned, there is only one hallway of rooms on the second floor, but the other floors do have two hallways of rooms this year, there are about 40 people per floor, but in a full capacity year, there can be 100 residents per floor. Now, what you've all been waiting for a room tour. Two of my current residents kindly allowed me to film their room for this video and it is a double occupancy room. Obviously you have a lot of freedom with how you set up your room here. Each student does also get a wardrobe with a hanging rack in the top section and drawers in the bottom, a desk with a chair and a twin XL bed. Like I said, this is a double occupancy room which was the highest level of occupancy for this year due to covid, but typically rooms are tripled to be prepared for that.