Friday, February 20, 2015

Apply to be a 2015-2016 Peer Advisor!

by Shanice Christopher

University Housing and the Office of the Vice President for Instruction are seeking applicants for the Peer Advisor position for the 2015-2016 academic year. This position is a paid, non-residential leadership position for rising juniors and seniors. Peer Advisors serve as mentors to first-year students enrolled in one of the seven learning communities in Creswell Hall. This year we have learning communities centered on topics ranging from business to athletics. 

Successful peer advisors have great communication skills, leadership experience, and enjoy helping students transition from high school to college. Furthermore, peer advisors have the opportunity to work directly with UGA faculty members and a small group of first-year students to plan activities, social events and other off-campus gatherings. 
If you’re ready to help the incoming class of 2019 transition to UGA, submit your application today! Visit learningcommunities.uga.edu for more information.

Who: Rising Juniors and Seniors

What: Apply to be a Peer Advisor, a mentor to a first-year Learning Community

When: Applications are due February 27, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Contact Shanice Christopher at schrist2@uga.edu for questions and an application. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

RPS Supports the Arts in a "Wicked" Way

by RPS Staff

University Housing’s Residential Programs and Services (RPS) office has a commitment to supporting the arts. Through our ongoing program, 13 lucky housing residents will receive a ticket to attend the Broadway showing of "Wicked” at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Saturday February 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. Please read below for more information about this contest and instruction on how to enter to win.

Who: 

Current residents of University Housing; UGA students employees are not eligible to participate

What: 

Winners will receive round-trip transportation and one of 13 tickets for our group to see the award-winning show "Wicked" and dinner at Gordon Biersch Restaurant after the show.

When: 

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. 
(RPS staff will contact winners via email with the time and place of departure from UGA) 

Where: 

The historic Fox Theatre in midtown Atlanta. 

How to enter the contest: 

  • Answer the questions at the following link: bit.ly/RPSWICKED (enter exactly as it is written here)
  • Residents who answer all questions correctly will be entered into a lottery-style drawing to win one ticket.
  • The deadline for entry is February 13, 2015 at 5 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Please only enter this contest if you are able to attend the entire trip, leaving from and returning to UGA in provided transportation, and attending dinner following the show on February 28, 2015.
  • Winners will be announced the week of February 15, 2015. 
  • If you have questions, please contact: rps@uga.edu.