Category Archives: Discussion Board

Students provide their comments about commonly discussed Housing topics.

What are you secretly nervous about for move-in?

You’re just about to move to Carolina–what are you secretly worried about?

 

Be it a random roommate, sharing a bathroom with your whole suite, or what in the world you’re going to do once you get here, everyone is nervous about something. Share your story and be entered to win in our LAST contest of the summer!

You can share anonymously by putting an alias in the name box when you comment, but remember to put your correct email so we can contact you if you’re our lucky winner!

To be entered into the random prize drawing, the deadline to post a comment is August 11, 2013 at 11:59 pm.

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What are you doing this summer?

This week's prize is a grey boyfriend pillow, a purple lamp, and a digital alarm clock.
This week’s prize is a grey boyfriend pillow, a purple lamp, and a digital alarm clock.

 

Share your experience for a chance to win

During these precious summer days before coming (back) to Carolina, what are you up to? Share a brief story about your summer travels, service projects, jobs, internships, activities or whatever else you are doing between now and move-in weekend.

To be entered into the random prize drawing, the deadline to post a comment is June 30, 2013 at 11:59 pm.

 Congratulations to Sharla S. our lucky winner!

 

 

 

How do you handle tough roommate conversations?

Let’s be real — even if you love your roommate unconditionally, there will come a time when you need to communicate your expectations and boundaries in order to maintain a positive relationship. How have you handled bringing up these conversations?

  • Do you take advantage of your RA’s neutral role as a mediator?
  • Do you find it easier to just talk 1:1 with your roommate?
  • Did you go through the process of sketching out a roommate agreement?
  • Has your ability to communicate about things like this improved since you came to Carolina?

Tell us why you love your RA.

The role of an RA is to help residents get connected to UNC and create a sense of community on the hall. We invite you to share examples of how your RA has done a great job or made a difference on your hall this semester.

Do you really love your RA? Did you know you can nominate your RA for a Chancellor’s Award? The Keith Shawn Smith Award for Community Development and Mentorship is now recognized as a Chancellor’s Award. The deadline to nominate your RA is February 21.

What’s the best way to get to know people in your residence hall?

Have you had success with going to community events? Inviting someone to go to dinner or to the gym? Do you think the suite-style or hall-style floor plan had any impact? If you’ve lived on campus before, compare your experience this year with other years.

Share your thoughts here, keeping in mind this board is public. Include your email address if you are a current student and you wish to be entered in the contest to win one of 14 Top Lottery Picks! Winners announced Feb. 6, 2013.

In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of living on/moving off campus?

Share what type of things you consider when making your decision about housing for next year. Be mindful that this board is public. Include your email address if you are a current student and you wish to be entered in the contest to win one of 14 Top Lottery Picks! Winners announced Feb. 6.

Read one student’s list of pros for campus apartments in The Village Life: Top 10 reasons to live in an on-campus apartment. Do you agree or not? Share why.