I live on a semi-apartment style hall in which the residents tend to do the most of their socializing in their apartments, which can be intimidating as an RA to get to know people. I got jigsaw puzzles and left one out in the floor lounge, and it had been completed within two weeks. Any time I saw somebody there working on it; I had an excuse to go sit with them and get to know them a little bit! Once one puzzle is completed, I use spray-adhesive to stick it on some butcher blot paper and then hang it up in the lounge and set a new puzzle out. It’s inexpensive, easy, and it has worked great for me!
Michael Crosa, Resident Assistant, University of North Carolina