Archive for September, 2012

Start of a new school year!

September 7th, 2012 by Melissa Nelson '10

Welcome Back everyone!!!!!!

I can’t believe that it is already September!!!! The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind for me. I am a Graduate Associate (similar role as an RA) in the College House system at PENN. We had RA/GA training for about a week and then New Student Orientation(NSO) with the freshmen. Very hectic but all worth it. It was so nice to see the eager freshmen move in. It reminded me of HC move-in day and how parents are anxious as well as their children. NSO was amazing and Penn provides there students with various actitvities. One of my favorite events is when PENN rents out the Philadelphia Art Museum for the Freshmen. They are able to experience the art, good food and great dance music!  It is bittersweet for me as this is my last year in residence life  & housing. I have been involved in residence life since my sophomore year of College. I was an RA at HC for 3 years and have been a GA at PENN for now 3 years as well. I have learned so much about myself through my residence life experience and it definitely has given me invaluable leadership skills!

Freshmen Enjoying the dance party

View outside the Philly art museum. (The Made In America Concert was just the day before hence why you see cranes)