Our staff in Wheeler Hall does something that is pretty fun and innovative to make this job more interesting.
On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays we have two RA’s on duty together. On those nights the RA’s come up with themes for the duty night. Then, depending on the theme, the RA’s will dress up and get into “character” with the theme.
Some past themes have included:
80’s night – complete with crimped hair, stone washed mini skirts, and purple eye shadow
Birthday night – The RA’s on duty wore party crowns, carried balloons, and gave out party favors
Guess who Night – The RA’s wore paper bags to hide faces and switched name tags so no one knew who they were
Totally Pink Night – everything they wore was pink…. pink hair…pink hats…
Pajama night – Very easy to do…most RA’s wear pajamas for duty anyway! 🙂
Those are just a few examples of what our staff does! It is very fun and the residents love it. They look forward to theme nights every weekend. We even won a campus wide OTM (Of The Month) for our staff as “Community of the Month” for such awesome bonding!
I hope you enjoy!
Thanks and HUGS from CMU!
By Linda Harvey, Resident Assistant, Central Michigan University