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It's GO Time! Orientation Week

Josh Kramer on Sunday, 30 August 2009. Posted in Majors & Minors, Orientation, Residence Life

I'm back at RIT! It's so nice being back on campus, where there are things to do and people to see. It's already been a week, and I'm back at home. I really missed it. I have my room all set up, except the couch that Target keeps not stocking
I got here early this week for RA training. It's been so tiring. Every morning it starts at 9, and we usually are up until 2am, making door decs or putting together bulletin boards. This morning, for move-in, I got up at 6:20 to help. It has been a busy day.  Once orientation is over, everyone is moved in, and my schedule is solidified I think I will feel much less stressed.  This whole week has been so tiring that I actually can't wait for school to start.
On Tuesday I am taking a CS placement exam. The language is Java, but I think I probably know half of what I should. I'm not expecting to do as well as I would like, but as long as I can skip the first class of the sequence I will be happy.
I hope that all freshmen who moved in today and see this are nice and settled into their rooms, like their roommates, and aren't feeling too homesick. The Week of Welcome really helps get adjusted to being here. I can't wait to go to the hypnotist tonight. I went last year, and it was the most I have ever laughed in my life. If anyone sees this before tonight, go. Definitely go. One guy on the RA staff still is called "Princess" by his friends due to what happened last year at orientation.  
Not to be another person to tell you to do what you are told, but you definitely should go to all Week of Welcome events. They are a lot of fun with an open mind, and a lot of the events are really cool.
Have a great Week of Welcome, and a great quarter!

Comments (4)

  • Cathy Atneosen

    Cathy Atneosen

    30 August 2009 at 19:00 |
    How can we find out if there are other students from our area at RIT? Thinking ahead for ride shares at holiday time. I don't anticipate many from Minnesota, but thought we'd try! Even the Chicago area would help. Thanks!
  • Josh Kramer

    Josh Kramer

    30 August 2009 at 22:58 |
    I don't believe that there are any ways to see a map of all RIT students hometowns, but I would recommend the ride board. The ride board is located in the SAU, right across from the RITreat. If you don't know where that is, it is halfway in between the Ben and Jerry's and the almost completed new bakery and quickgrab place. If you can't find it from that, just go into the SAU and ask anyone where the Ride Board is.
  • Stacy Kowsz

    Stacy Kowsz

    31 August 2009 at 08:45 |
    "Online Ride Board
    We created an online version of our Ride
    Board, which allows students to carpool home
    or to school. Look for this new program to be
    launched this coming fall!"

    I found this news in the Student Government 2008-2009 Annual Report. I'm not sure that the Ride Board site has launched yet, but I would continue to check http://sg.rit.edu/whatwedo.html or email SG and ask for details.
  • Cathy Atneosen

    Cathy Atneosen

    31 August 2009 at 09:59 |
    Thanks! I'll let my son know. It sounds like he is having a blast at orientation!

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