Student LIfe

Pasta and Passion

An update from Jamie, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business. Jamie observed the residential commons model in Oxford first-hand. Last week, I attended one of the events in Shuttles Hall (where I live) called “Ramen with Ramon.” Attendance wasn’t fabulous, but for the first time since I’ve been living there, I took initiative and learned the names of some hall-mates while in the lobby. Our student body president, Ramon Trespalacios, talked about how to get involved, how to promote school spirit, and about his personal life and accomplishments. I came to visit SMU in April of last year with my friend Tommy and, being too scared to [...]

2013-10-22T10:08:58+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|

My Life as Baby RLSH

An update from Meaghan, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student triple majoring in Environmental Science with an Earth Science emphasis, Geology, and Chemistry, while triple minoring in Math, English, and Environmental Engineering Since becoming a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps, I have been dubbed “Baby RLSH” by many of my friends (RLSH is pronounced like “relish” and is an acronym that stands for Residence Life and Student Housing). The patch on our shirts has become a conversation starter on more than one occasion, and I wear it with pride. On Wednesday, we welcomed 18 new members to the Residential Commons Leadership Corps, and they have since been placed in their Residential Commons, completing the triangle [...]

2013-10-22T10:10:21+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|

6 Reasons Residential Commons Are Going to be a Blast

An update from Tien, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student majoring in advertising and public relations: ***Disclaimer: All of these photos were taken during our trip to Oxford during summer 2013. SMU does not look like this in any way.*** A lot of you have probably found yourselves going through this blog because you are intrigued at what exactly a residential commons will consist of. Have no fear, for I, the bearer of information, bring you pictures of Oxford and ideas that will be implemented in SMU's very own Residential Commons! #1 Oxford University is actually made up of 38 independent colleges. University College, Christ Church College (where they pulled inspiration for the Great Dining Hall [...]

2013-10-22T10:11:32+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|

RCLC: My Take

An update from Meaghan, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student triple majoring in Environmental Science with an Earth Science emphasis, Geology, and Chemistry, while triple minoring in Math, English, and Environmental Engineering Life with the Residential Commons Leadership Corps is sometimes hectic, sometimes crazy busy, but always rewarding. One of my favorite parts about being an RCLC member is the opportunity to connect to students living in my community right now. I spend most of my free time in Mary Hay and Peyton, getting to know the current residents, meeting with my FiR during his open apartment hours, and just getting a sense of the students I’m representing. I’m going to take this blog post to brag [...]

2013-10-22T10:12:01+00:00 October 8th, 2013|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|

A Day in the Life of an RCLC member

An update from Tien, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student majoring in Advertising and Public Relations. Tien shares a day of her life in the Residential Commons. RISE AND SHINE!!! It's Test Day! Having breakfast with some last-minute study time Walking through this Meadows maze to get to class Creativity is over! Using my downtime to look ahead to events in October. IS IT FOOD TRUCK TUESDAY!?!? Skipped out on lunch at Umph today for some delicious Crawfish Etoufee! Enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery on my way to bio lab!  We are looking at bacteria samples from last week.  Lab is over and it's time to head to the Diversity Committee weekly meeting. 8 hours have [...]

2013-10-22T10:13:46+00:00 September 27th, 2013|Residential Commons Leadership Corps|