Most of my friends are CAs and I’m the NCC, so we’re all ResLife junkies. This summer, with departmental permission, we are making a little series of re-enactments of some of their funnier incidents. I think it would be cool to see other school’s related stories because some incidents are just too good to leave confidential. (But don’t break policies because that’s bad)
So one of my co-workers is always late. For everything. He “forgets” we have a weekly meeting once a week, on the same day and at the same time, and he forgets midnight rounds. I’ve been on duty with him four different times during the weekend, and every time he forgets midnight rounds he says, “Oh, I forgot we had to do midnight rounds” or “I didn’t know even know we had to do them together.” ...
I've been planning staff development for next...
So I was hired as a Senior resident Assistant next year and one of my main tasks is staff bonding. I’ve compiled a small list but feel free to add on thing and explain them. Perhaps a staff development master-post? Pieces of the Puzzle- Build the school or building logo out of foam board. Cut the logo into puzzle pieces and have each staff member decorate a piece without knowing the larger...
When a residents’ post a YouTube video of them drinking and having alcohol in a freshman dorm. Then when I confronted the resident who posted the video, I got called a bitch and told that he didn’t have time for my bullshit, or give two fucks about me or my hall.
So if you are looking for a great way to bond with the staff in your building or other staff members go to an amusement park. Yesterday a total of 12 of us (10 RAs and 2 PAs which help with programs and decorations) went to Six Flags Great Adventure. I work with most of them and the rest I just know of. By the end of the night we were all best friends and extremely close. It was a total of 4 hrs...
Here's to the end of my best year in college!
I love my staff so much, and I’m so thankful that they’ll be my last - and favorite - memory of school. There’s something inherently special about being part of such a special group. They’re more than just my coworkers - they’re my wonderful, loving family. I wouldn’t trade my RA year for all the other years I’ve been at this school combined. ...
When classes are cancelled for the day:
allidoisra: My residents are like: While my coworkers and I: ’Cause you know they’re going to be awful that night.
Whenever you're late to your own program
When Residents Do Things On Their Own That You've...
Trying not to cuss in front of your residents when...
athousandhouseslong: packing up my room. why do i have so much stuff? probably because i fill a double by myself.
Just once I would love to see a college movie or...
Sometimes my residents come up to me and tell me...
livinthereslife: But really, so I really care if a freshmen thinks I’m horrible because I wrote them up for blatantly defying hall rules? Nope. Not at all.
auntiez: When my resident’s try to open the door to the hall without swiping their ID:
auntiez: Why do people still act surprised that they have to sign guests in? I mean really… you’ve lived here for a whole damn year… Get your crap together…
When only four of my residents show up to any...
allidoisra: I’m with my coworkers, like,
papaargent: When residents don’t recognize that RA’s are students themselves and can’t be there at their beck and call.
In response to the condom post
My staff team and I decided to compete in the Condom Fashion Show during safe sex week. The idea is to make an outfit out of condoms. We designed the dress, one of the RAs was going to model, and got a bunch of expired condom from the health center. Well it’s really hard working with lubed up condoms so we decided it would be a good idea to wash them. A couple of us girls went into the...
aprilshowers91: I am so done with potheads. I don’t give a crap if you smoke but don’t do it in the dorm stupid. JFC you really think we don’t know you are smoking on 4/20. Plus we can smell it throughout the whole hall -___-
thesupercow111: So one time I was doing rounds with my partner around the building. We heard some cat noises. Long story short, a girl had a damn-ass cat in her room. She got rid of it, as I requested. The next day, I followed up with her to make sure the cat wasn’t back. It was. I told her I now had to document the situation. She says, “but I got rid of it like you asked me.” “Bitch, you...
When people ask you about being an RA
Reslife's Reaction When:
a-ranting-ra: a prostaff member makes a mistake When an RA makes a mistake
WHEN MY RESIDENT REQUESTS A ROOM CHANGE AT THE END...
Weekends Away from Campus
When you see a resident's guest in the bathroom
itsanraslifeforme: and you’re just like…
I wish I could just Facebook chat some residents...
This and That: What? →
christinahelena: I don’t get residents sometimes. I work a midnight to 3am desk shift at my university and I like to get myself some grub when my shift is over. On an entirely unrelated (but relevant) topic… You know those movie moments where the character daydreams about what they would say and do in a…
loveedoveex3: Prof: Do you live on campus with your own room? Me:yeah I’m an RA Prof: oh so you talk students out of commiting suicide? -_- I guess that’s the only thing RAs do
When your friends start talking about what you did...
When you finish dealing with a sassy resident
askthera: And you stroll off like:
Sigh No More: SRA →
sarahcliche: SO I ended up getting the Senior Resident Assistant and I am really excited about it. +’s $600 per semester my own bathroom resume builder leadership skills responsibility MY OWN FUCKING BATHROOM no more un-paid sign in shifts -’s I won’t be able to do a show this summer more…
Trying to decide how to spend your on call
shalepatu: I was just exceedingly mean to my residents because they were being very loud after hours. this time they actually listened to me and shut up. this is definitely my new approach.
The minute your residents move out
When you catch a resident in the middle of...
itsanraslifeforme: and they’re just like…
Check Outs Are Approaching
Winning RA Appreciation Awards
RA Problem #213
hodgepodgeofablog: Getting a bunch of condoms for a program and having them out in your room in a pile. Then a resident comes by your room for something, sees them, and gives you this look that just screams
I just said, "Cause housing likes money." in my...
barefootchiquita: …somewhere, my residence hall director is having a heart attack. Can you tell it’s my last year as an RA?
andilikepeaches: It really bothers me that I can’t talk to my staff without worrying that something will get back to someone. You’re supposed to have my back, so keep your mouth shut.
When Your Favorite Resident Leaves
This is going to be me when the residents leave.
Yesterday I did rounds while sitting in a shopping...
livinthereslife: It’s amazing the things that you can find on the guys corridor. My staff and I put that cart to good use though, I promise.
I had a resident feel the need to say hi to me at...
livinthereslife: With a Bud Light in his hand. I know what they do but I don’t need to see it.
Those duty nights that never seem to end...