Hope your week was okay! Mine was a little less crazy, so I can't complain. :)
So today I worked the Accepted Students Reception. I helped give tours of Leitch Hall. For those of you who don't know, Leitch Hall is one of our two freshman residence halls. Were any of you at the Accepted Students Reception either today or last Saturday? How was it? Did you enjoy it? Did all your questions get answered? Well if they didn't, feel free to comment and ask ANYTHING, if I don't know the answer, I will find out the answer for you.
So I'm going to give you an online tour of sorts of what I did last Saturday and this Saturday. I don't have pictures, so you're going to have to use your imagination.
First, we greeted the incoming students and their families at the bus stop on East Campus. We congratulated all of you fantastic incoming freshman and transfers, then we began our tour. As we walked up the path to Leitch Hall, we discussed East Campus. We talked about the freshman residence halls (Leitch and Bourgeois and floors 12-14 in Fox) then we talked about the Parking Garage (that holds 700 cars! That's right 700!!!) and parking costs ($144 a year, or $72 a semester) then we talked about the dining hall (which is located right across the street) and the Campus Rec Center (which is free to any student with a UML ID!).
Then as the tour approached the front doors to Leitch Hall we showed everyone how your ID gives you access to the front door. Through the front doors, an RA discussed security. From 7pm-11pm there is an RA on security and then from 11pm-7am, there is a security guard at the front door that allows students access and signs in guests. This is for everyone in the building's safety. It is one of the best parts about UML.
Then we headed down the hallway, and showed the tour a few double rooms and a quad. Regardless to whether a student is placed in a double or a quad, the student will have the same amount of space available to them. We also showed our "Duty Boards" which tells the student each night who is on duty and how to reach them (phone and room number) in case there is a problem or they just need to talk to the RA.
At the end of the tour, we walked everyone either back to the bus stop, or to the Rec Center, where they could get another tour!
Well I hope you used your imagination, especially if you missed Student Reception Day! Like I said, if you have ANY QUESTIONS, feel free to comment!
Well, I'm wiped from doing tours all day and being on duty tonight!
Hope you have a great week!