Sleepover!

Recently, I had the opportunity to help out with the Scholar Sleepover. It was so much fun! I was able to assist students and their families throughout the day with the different activities and chat with them about my experiences at Brockport. I had such a good time, all of the students were really excited to be there and get a feel for Brockport and their parents were also really involved. They did a ton of different activities and I was able to join in. We played games, ate ice cream sunday’s, did some line dancing, and muchhhh more. I’m really excited to help out with the next sleep over coming up. I think it’s a great way for prospective students to really get a feel for Brockport and see what we are all about.

I hope it was as much fun for the students and their parents as it was for me ūüôā

Living on Campus

So you’re moving to college… How do you prepare? What do you bring? What do you do when you get there? Well to start, breathe! Everyone is in the same boat. The Res Halls¬†at Brockport are great because they offer plenty of choices. As an incoming Freshman, you can choose a corridor style or suite style for your dorm. In the corridor style, you and one roommate would share a bathroom and lounge with the rest of your floor. In a suite style, you and your one roommate and two suitemates (4 people in 2 bedrooms) will share a private bathroom and common room in your suite. Not only does Brockport offer newly renovated corridor style halls, you also have the chance to live in what we call a Living Learning Community.¬†These are communities right¬†within your hall.¬†Each community has its own set of goals and programming designed to meet those goals. If you choose to live in a Living Learning community, you would be living with other students who are passionate about the same things you are. Some examples of the communities include Recreation & Fitness, Math & Science, Future Health Professionals, Teachers of Tomorrow, and many more. You can look at all the communities on Brockport’s Residential Life webpage, including the two new communities for Honors students and those exploring majors!

Once you know your housing assignment, the fun begins! Make a list of everything you think you’ll need to live on your own. Personally, I HATE packing, but this packing is different and more exciting. Don’t be nervous about bringing too much, but remember that come break, you can always bring more things from home once you know what it’s like after being there for a little while. Since I always tend to forget things, I’m one of the most loyal customers to the Super Wal-Mart in town. But when the first break comes, I can bring another load of clothes or whatever it might be back with me. Be sure to bring plenty of hoodies for those days you want to be cozy. Also, movies and popcorn make for a great night in. Be sure to contact your roommate and see if you can split some things up so you won’t have two of everything, like fridges or microwaves.

Make sure you visit the Survival Guide on Residential Life’s Webpage at www.brockport.edu/reslife. Look over everything for Incoming Student Information under the On Campus Housing Tab. It gives you a list of things to bring… so helpful!!

Move-in day is so exciting but it can be pretty overwhelming. The best thing to do when you check in is to go right to your room and plan out how it will be arranged, because once your things are moved in, it can be tricky to move everything around. Brockport has the BEST system for move-in day. You’ll check in with the RA staff and someone will unload your vehicle AND carry your things in. It’s so fast and easy!

 

Enjoy the process, you can do this!

Winging It: The Video Version!

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out our blog and keeping up with our students! Not only are they blogging, but we have given them cameras to document what it is like to be a Brockport student. Check out this trailer:

We’ll be posting new episodes starting in March, so be sure to check back and see what Allie, Ellen, Brad, Emily and Tatyana are up to!

Helloooo 2012!

Hi! I’m Valerie and a Junior here at Brockport. I’m a Psychology major and a Women and Gender Studies minor. This is my first semester as a Student Ambassador but I am definitely LOVING IT. I’m also a Resident Assistant in Perry¬†Hall and an Office Assistant in Career¬†Services. On the side, I’m taking part in the Leadership Development Program and and still finding time for homework and friends. I’ve learned that college is a fun and exciting roller coaster. Not only do you meet new people everyday, but Brockport offers such great opportunities for getting involved.

As a Freshman, I was a little intimidated going to events and clubs since I didn’t know anyone. I didn’t even meet my roommate until move-in day. Thankfully, we became best friends and could go to dinner every night together. Once I started my job in Career Services, I met so many new students and felt more confident about getting involved. Sophomore year I applied to be a Resident Assistant and started the position Fall semester of my Junior year. This was the biggest step in meeting people. I couldn’t imagine what college would be like if I never took the opportunities offered by Brockport. As of right now, I’m applying to study abroad! I can’t even begin to tell you how Brockport has helped me build my self-confidence. So, take this advice and get out there! I know cozying up in the dorm is always nice, but don’t forget to go to events like Late Night with Ellsworth and programs put on in your hall! You’ll meet amazing people who are in the same boat as you.

Best of luck! Enjoy Brockport!

Ahh another semester..

Hi everyone, my name is Abby and I am a junior here at Brockport. I came to Brockport not sure what I wanted to do with the rest of my life and through my years here I have started to finally figure it out. It was very nerve racking coming here as a freshman not knowing what I wanted to do, returning as a sophomore still unsure of what I wanted to do, and now as a junior finally starting to figure it out.

Don’t panic if you find yourself in the same boat. The best thing I did was to get involved. Currently I am a business administration major with a concentration in marketing. My first year here at Brockport I felt lost, I didn’t know what I wanted to do and I wasn’t involved in anything, so the first thing I decided I was going to do was to get a job. I started off working as an office assistant at 89.1 the point( the on campus radio station) my freshman year and my sophomore year I got a job as an office assistant in Undergraduate Admissions and I still work there today. This was the best thing I could have done. Since I have worked here I have became more involved and have met some great people and have really started to prepare myself for life after college. While working in admissions, I heard about becoming a Student Ambassador which sounded pretty cool so I decided to pursue it.This is my second semester as an ambassador and I love it. It has really opened my eyes to future career paths, and I am now considering¬† pursuing higher education!

So to sum up my little rant.. don’t stress about being undecided you have plenty of time to figure it out and Brokport has a lot of opportunities to help you along the way. On a serious note, getting involved is addicting and after you join one thing you will want to join a million but that is a good thing!!

Super busy!

It is the second week of classes and I am already crazy busy! I am taking 19.5 credits this semester, 17.5 of classes and a 2 credit internship.¬†On top of that I work 25-30 hours a week and am involved in a bunch of different programs to help me develop my leadership skills and engage with my peers as much as I can on campus!¬† I love to be busy because I don’t want to waste away my Undergrad¬†years and look¬†back just to be disappointed that I wasn’t involved. In a few weeks we are having our winter concert which is Mac Miller this year! It should be a lot of fun, but the line for tickets was incredible!¬†They¬†certainly have enough tickets for everyone, but¬†my roommate had to wait in line for an hour and a half. That’s pretty typical though. The tickets are super cheap and you¬†could even bring a guest if you wanted! I really can’t wait for that because I will be able to get my mind off of work and classes and really enjoy myself.

So far, this semester of classes has been really fun. I finally get to take almost all Recreation and Leisure courses which is my major. I am finishing up my last general education requirements in one course this semester and then I can continue on with my major and minor. One of my classes we play games¬†A LOT and¬†the professor¬†really¬†know how to engage the class and keep us moving so that we don’t get bored.¬†

Right now though, I am sitting in my office hours as the Student Director for the Student Ambassador Program.¬†We have only just begun the semester, but I am having¬†so much fun already. If only I could get some sleep… but that’s a topic for a different day! ¬†