Some people come to college to secure a great job. But maybe you’re not “some people.” Maybe you came to college expecting to get everything on your check list and more: to learn, meet new people, make new friends, be a part of various activities, AND graduate with a degree you’re passionate about. Regardless of what type of person you are, it’s always a great idea to get involved on campus!
For those of you who have joined a club or have gone to campus events and activities, fantastic! For those of you who haven’t, check it out! Why pay for a car with all the “bells and whistles” if you’re never going to use them? The same idea can be applied to college! Make the most of your experience here!
If you haven’t been involved in any clubs or organizations and are looking to join one, that’s great! If you’re nervous, try going to meetings with a friend who is already in the club. That will relieve some of the pressure of being the “new person” and it’s always comforting to have a familiar face nearby. If you don’t know anyone who is in the club already, try going with a friend who may also be interested! Walking into a room with people you don’t know is never easy so ask a friend to come along. Maybe even grab lunch or dinner beforehand. Whatever makes you happy! What if you have found the club or organization that is perfect but you don’t know who to contact about when meetings are? Not a problem! Visit the Student Involvement interns in their office or contact them through email! Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be able to point you in the right direction and help you figure out what club is right for you!
Maybe you have joined a couple clubs but you never know when things are happening on campus. Well, luckily for you, a new site was recently launched that has a calendar which displays what’s happening on campus. This calendar contains everything: the Ice Rink schedule, the Outdoor Recreation schedule, Nor’easter News releases and even athletics! It also has everything listed to fulfill your workout schedule! It’s a one-stop-shop that’s easily accessible and easily used! Click here to access this great new calendar and see what activities are going on now!
Here at UNE, it’s easy to get involved! This week there will be The Student Involvement Roadshow sponsored by the Campus Center and Student Involvement as well as Residential Education and Housing! Check out the poster below for dates, times, and what it’s all about!