Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Secret: Get Involved

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Involvement Fair

 

It’s been a very busy week on campus for new students. Getting moved in, settling in, meeting your fellow classmates, finding your classes, and many other new experiences. It can be a lot.

Hopefully, as you start getting used to your routine, you also begin to feel more at ease. Believe me – this will feel like home very soon.

With anything in life – what you put in, is what you get out. You get to choose. I suggest you pay attention to what you put in. Take that step and you won’t regret it.

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Men’s Club Lacrosse

 

One way – possibly the biggest way – of acclimating to PhilaU, is getting involved. Get involved. In something. In anything. If you attended the Involvement Fair today, you saw there are many, many clubs and organizations you can join.

Do you like to play sports? Check. Do you like to act? Check. Do you like to do community service? Check. If you have an idea for a club – start one. Go see the good folks in Student Activities. (http://www NULL.philau NULL.edu/studentengagement/)

 

 

 

 

 

Move-in day is approaching. What to bring:

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Believe me, we are not trying to rush summer along, but we just wanted to make sure you had a little help with making those decisions about what to bring to PhilaU.

Most of the items on my list below can be purchased at the PhilaU bookstore on campus (http://www NULL.philaucampusstore NULL.com/).  On the bookstore’s website, they also offer links to software requirements and art and architecture supply companies.  If you can’t find what you need on campus, there are stores nearby and there is always Amazon. :)

You will most likely NEED…

  • Pillows, sheets, blankets, and comforter (Extra-Long mattress size!)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower flip flops
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hangers
  • Toiletries and shower caddy
  • Desk lamp
  • Cleaning supplies
  • First aid kit with cold medicine, pain relievers, and bandages
  • Clothes for all occasions
    • Business/business casual attire (You will be surprised how often you will need to be somewhat dressed up for class presentations or events.)
    • Rain coat, boots, and umbrella
  • School supplies (Pack most of this in your backpack for easy moving)
    • Power strip
    • Duct tape
    • Flash drive
    • 3 hole punch, stapler (with staples, obviously), and tape
    • Fun-tac for hanging photos and posters
    • Trashcan
  • Simple dishes and utensils (store them all in a giant popcorn bowl)
    • Can opener
    • Filter water bottle or pitcher
    • Pantry basics (peanut butter, popcorn, soup, oatmeal)
    • Under-the-bed storage bins
    • Pop-up laundry hamper and laundry supplies (Hello, Tide To Go!)
    • Plug-in style air freshener

You might want…

  • “Soccer mom” chairs (This was my mom’s brilliant idea! You can fold them up and throw them in a closet when your guests leave.)
  • Bathrobe
  • Mini toolkit
  • Mattress topper
  • Bike, helmet, and bike lock
  • Athletic equipment (basketball, volleyball, Frisbee, Yoga mat, etc)
  • Gym bag/overnight bag
  • Reading pillow
  • Curtains

You should coordinate with roommate about these things…

  • Refrigerator and MicroFridge (These can be rented through the university’s vendor
  • Television
  • Board games and card games
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Clothes Drying Rack
  • Floor lamp
  • Area rug (Students may bring their own carpet or purchase one through the University vendor. If a carpet is pre-purchased, the carpet will be delivered to the room prior to move in day.)
  • Mini vacuum

Leave at home

  • Air conditioners
  • Halogen lamps and sunlamps
  • Hot plates, heating coils
  • Microwave ovens (except in townhouses and apartments)
  • Open-flame items (No candles and incense; get a plug-in style air freshener)
  • Pets (except for small fish)
  • Toaster ovens
  • Waterbeds