Issue #12– January 23, 2009
by: Tess Kittelberger, Special Projects Coordinator
Moving off campus can detach you from the overall college experience. Making the drive to campus, after brushing the snow off your car, will make you miss the conveniently located academic buildings that could have been right outside your door. Check out some tips below on how you can stay connected to the college experience if you are not living in RIT housing:
• Research commuter programs on your campus. RIT’s program is known as the Off Campus and Apartment Student Association (OCASA). OCASA searches for student opinions and implements ideas in order to better the connection between RIT administration and its members. They provide services to students living off-campus and in the RIT apartments and the organization acts as a liaison to RIT staff regarding non-residence hall issues.
• Get involved in student organizations. There are a number of student clubs and organizations to fit your interests. Check out the Center for Campus Life for a complete list.
• Participate in intramurals. Keep yourself active and entertained. Meet people in volleyball, rugby, basketball, dance and many more opportunities.
• Form study groups. You don’t always have to study on your own. Connect with your classmates to master the material together.
• Work on campus. Start a campus network and make money at the same time. Many jobs are available for you to make a little extra cash and interact with students and staff. Check out the Student Employment Office located in the basement level of the Student Alumni Union for current job opportunties!
• Attend commuter forums. Campuses often hold meetings for commuter students to interact and discuss academic and student issues. OCASA is one of those organizations at RIT for students to take advantage of.
• For more check out ecampustours.com
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