Ways To Get Involved!

Hey friends!

I hope you’ve all been staying warm, safe and enjoying your time off from school! I’ve been relaxing, catching up on some work and I did some therapeutic sledding. 🙂

It’s still the start of the semester and I have been asked of ways to get involved on-campus. One thing I would like to teach you all is something magical that may be make you mind blown. There is a website called Collegiate Link. This website holds everything and anything you would like to know about an organization on campus! I told you, it’s magical!

If you go to the this link, it will bring you to the Home page. I have displayed it in the image below.

On this home page, you will find several notifications from leadership opportunities, club information and student conferences. You can click one of four tabs: Home, Organizations, Events or Campus Link. However, remember to SIGN IN! It is in the top right-hand corner, where all you would need is your student email and password. Below the notifications is Events and News, there are flyers of events that are hung up around campus for you to click on and view digitally.

Now, if you would like to find an organization to find more information about, you would press the Organizations tab and here is what it would look like:

The Organizations are set-up in alphabetical order. You can use the search bar, directory, categories or recommendations on the left-hand side. For example, say you’re looking for something in relation to your culture. You can go to Categories- Culturally Oriented and it will be alphabetical order.

If you would like to see what’s happening tonight, tomorrow or for the next week on campus. Go to the next tab “Events.” Here is what it would look like:

Hey! So there’s a club event tonight in the Serenity Center at University Crossing, an event tomorrow with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and SWE first general body meeting! There’s already three options you can choose from and there is more if you keep scrolling down.

For the last tab, Campus Links, it contains every form any club would need from reserving a space, starting a new club, filling out a form to start an event… etc.

See, I told you this was magic! If you would like to know more ways to be involved, look around at the flyers on campus and you can add Office of Multicultural Affairs and Office of Student Activities on Facebook to see events they share on the daily!

Well, that’s all folks! I hope you all have a good weekend.

Stay beautiful

Tips for Spring Semester

Hey friends!

Welcome back! I hope you all had a beautiful and eventful break. I was able to catch up on a good amount of sleep and watch my favorite shows. It was great! As I am now transitioning back into the college swing of things, I wanted to share a few tips with you all to keep in mind during this semester.

Memorize/Print out your schedule
It’s the first week of classes! YAY! It’s always good to know where you’re classes are because sometimes, not always, you could end up in the wrong classroom. Don’t worry! It’s happened to me before. Please, look at your schedule to know what classes you’re taking or what supplies you will need for class.

With already taking a semester’s worth of classes, you know what you are able to handle or add on with your academics. It’s easy to say, “hey, I have a lot of free time,” but do you really? Set time to write down and organize things that are important to you. For example: homework, work, being involved on campus and spending time with your loved ones. It will always help to know what you have planned so you don’t double book yourself!

Plan Ahead
If you are aware you’re going to be busy a certain day or have an exam to prep for, keep a note of it! This will be handy when you look through your things and you realize that you have something important coming up. Its more efficient to be well prepared, then to not be prepared at all!

YOU Time
I will always stress this! This is so IMPORTANT and MANDATORY!! Please make time for yourself. It’s always good to take some time to yourself whether its taking a nap, watching a show, working out, going on a walk or taking part of your favorite hobby! It’s always good to get your head out of reality and relax for a bit.
Always Ask Questions
Never think your voice is not being heard! There are many resources on campus that you can go to for help. For example, University Crossing is the new club hub on campus that opened in the Fall! There is the Centers For Learning on every campus! As well, you can talk to your professors, peers, Resident Advisers if you live on campus and your Orientation Ambassadors, of course!

Here are some links below if you would like to contact anyone I have mentioned above:

University Crossing

Centers for Learning
Orientation Ambassadors
Message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @UMLOrientation and/or email us at Teresa_Santana@student.uml.edu or Miguel_Landestoy@student.uml.edu with any questions you may have!

I hope you all have a great semester, friends! Good luck and study hard!

Stay beautiful!