For security, legal and social reasons, there are time-proven community standards for you and your guests (for whom you are responsible). Violations of these standards can result in disciplinary action and forfeiture of your housing assignment.
- Don't drink or possess alcoholic beverages if you're underage.
- Don't drink alcoholic beverages in any public area on campus.
- Don't smoke on campus.
- Room visitation of the opposite sex is allowed, but cohabitation is not.
- All visitors must be escorted.
Three keys to coping with homesickness are understanding, involvement and patience. First, understand that change is almost always difficult and that you are going through a huge change. Second, get involved. Engagement in the social and academic parts of your life is essential to making the adjustment. You have a lot to offer, but you need to expose yourself to different arenas in which you can make contributions. Third, be patient with yourself, people here, people at home and this new place. Pay attention to these three things and you'll eventually have two places -- here and home -- where you feel like you belong.
Also, remember that you can talk about how things are going with your RA. Sometimes, it just helps to have someone else to listen and provide some advice.
Things to Consider
Please contribute to the quality of life in your community.
- Hallways, bathrooms and lounges are quiet areas after 10 p.m. and before 8 a.m.
- Keep entrances clean.
- Don't prop outside doors open for strangers to get in.
- Always lock your door when you leave your room and when you're sleeping.
- When conflicts arise, try to resolve them by talking with people, not about them.