What Will Your Legacy Be?
Many of you have already come to a Summer SOAR Program and hopefully the rest of you will be visiting campus in a few short weeks! For those who have already come to campus, I hope you left feeling more secure about your decision to come to UNH. This is a big step…but it is a step in the right direction!
For those of you who are coming to SOAR, we are looking forward to meeting you and your family members. If you are nervous…don’t be! The Orientation Leaders are amazing and their job is to make you feel right at home!
So, now is the time you are probably thinking about roommates and what living on campus will be like. If you have already found a roommate, that’s great! If you have not find someone you think might be a good roommate match for you, don’t worry! We will link you up based on your self-selected roommate profile. Let us do the work!
Once you have received your roommate match via email—CALL THE PERSON!! Don’t rely on Facebook to feed you all the information you think you need to make a first impression. As you know…Facebook is not always where our most accurate information comes from. Instead, call your roommate, get to know him or her and discuss living together. This is a relationship and it takes work! Open lines of communication, integrity, honesty, care and concern for one another and compromise are key.
Living with a new person or two new people will take some getting used to, but hundreds of other first-year students have successfully done it before you, so relax! You are no different than they were or are any more scared than they were! Talk to your Orientation Leader or any older sibling and they will tell you…living away from home can be hard. Go into your new roommate experience with an open mind.
You are new to UNH…so what do you want people to say about you? What reputation do you want to have on campus? How can you make that a reality? Making a good first impression is important and it will set the tone for the next four years! Keep that in mind as you think about the choices you will make the first few weeks of school.
In the meantime, enjoy your summer, spend lots of time with your family, friends and pets and get excited! You are in for a great ride! GO CHARGERS!
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