Opinion: 12 thoughts you have as a new Resident Assistant

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If you’re thinking of becoming a Resident Assistant for Helaman Halls, Heritage Halls, or Wyview Park, here are a few things you may feel at the beginning of the R.A. journey:

  1. I can get paid to live on campus?

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  2. I have HOW many teenagers relying on me for emotional support?

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    And they can come to me at all hours? (via giphy.com)

     

  3. I really hope they like me!

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  4. What if they think I’m too old?¬†What if they think I’m not old enough?

    What is the right balance between friendship and authority? (via giphy.com)
    What is the right balance between friendship and authority? (via giphy.com)

     

  5. To have quiet hours, or not to have quiet hours?

    If I let the residents choose, I may never get sleep again. (via giphy.com)
    If I let the residents choose, I may never get sleep again. (via giphy.com)
  6. Plan ALL the programs!

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    R.A.s love programming. (via giphy.com)

     

  7. Rove, rove, rove all night, quickly through the halls!

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    Sometimes it feels like forever. (via giphy.com)

     

  8. Is that an Honor Code violation?

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  9. If one more person gets locked out…

    But then you remember how many times you used to lock yourself out. (via giphy.com)
    But then you remember how many times you used to lock yourself out. (via giphy.com)

     

  10. The entire hall showed up for hall meeting!

    It's a good thing you used part of the budget for treats... (via giphy.com)
    It’s a good thing you used part of the budget for treats… (via giphy.com)
  11. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.

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  12. But it’s also the best thing I’ve ever done.

    And you wouldn't change any of it. (via giphy.com)
    And you wouldn’t change any of it. (via giphy.com)

    If you want to know more about what it’s like to be a resident assistant, check out this article!

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