Alright, ladies and gentlemen. My day-to-day schedule is weird and packed and altogether funky, but I’m making all the other writers put this together, so here’s mine: a day in my life. A Tuesday, to be exact.
I normally describe myself as an extrovert in an introvert’s body. If I had the choice between socializing with my friends and catching up on my latest television show obsession, my choice would be watching television (almost) every single time.
Introversion generally describes people who are focused on their own thoughts and feelings instead of external stimulation. This pretty much means that being an introvert in college is pretty darn hard, especially when a huge part of making friends means actually putting an appropriate pair of pants on and leaving your dorm or apartment. To ease the transition, here are a couple things you can do!
Are you looking to get more involved in campus but don’t know how? Did you know that aside from the literally hundreds of school clubs we have on campus, we also have about 30 peer groups for everything from fitness counseling to biology to women’s safety?
Betchya didn’t, but you really should! UCR is great because these 30 peer groups connect to create one awesome Power of the Peers network, where we all get together and use our skills to make UCR a healthier place. One of them you might already know about is the WELL, which I wrote an article about here.
In case you’re interested (and who wouldn’t be?), here is a list of just a few peer groups you can join here on campus.
Hello, curious readers! Nelson here. My Wednesdays are usually the most hectic and exciting days out of my week. So, my day in the life will revolve around my typical Wednesday from sunup until way past sundown. Enjoy your little glimpse into my life!
Editor’s note: We’re excited to introduce a brand new series to Life at UCR, affectionately called “A Day in the Life!” We’ll spotlight a day in each of our writer’s lives — ranging from student org meetings to adventures to the C, read on to follow a day in the life of a Highlander!
I’ve never written an article quite like this, so I wasn’t sure how to go about it. Having to go first was also of no help, so I spent my day photographing all the small moments and taking notes of all the errands I ran. With no class on a Thursday it seemed like the best day to tell you how a typical UCR student spends her day — excluding class, of course, because you all already knew that was a part of college.
Here’s how I spent this cloudy Thursday, running from place to place and soaking in every moment.
Whenever I see people back home in the Valley from my sad, questionable high school past, the first thing we ask each other is, “How is (insert name of your university here)?” Or, depending on who you’re talking to, it could be something like, “So, how was jail?” or, “How’s your new baby?” But usually, it’s the former. I usually just reply with a short and abrupt, “It’s good!” and end the conversation right there.
That’s because if I really were to answer that question of “How’s school” honestly, I would launch into a 2-hour soliloquy about the intense love I have for UCR. Luckily for me, Life at UCR is a place (an internet place) that lets me go on, and on, about how much I love UCR — and you get to read it!
I’ll admit it: I am the quintessential flat-out broke college student. I am not the first, and unless this great country of ours goes through some radical revolution that results in free tuition for all (go Green Party!), I will not be the last.
That being said, years of perpetual broke-ness have taught me a thing or two about saving money. My method of being less-broke was so successful that I was even able to save enough money to go on a summer trip to Hawaii!
Being broke is tough, yes, but it’s not impossible. With a little self-control and a lot of planning, you can cruise by pretty comfortably. Here is a step-by-step list on what to do if you’re strapped for cash and want a way to budget your income — and maybe even save a little.
Admissions decisions begin rolling out today on MyUCR! A big congratulations and an even bigger welcome from the Life at UCR staff — you did it!
Decisions will continue to post on MyUCR daily, and transfer decisions begin posting March 1. This is an endlessly exciting time. We’re all proud of you and celebrating right alongside you!
Feel free to drop any questions or general celebratory comments in our ask box, and browse our site to get to know what life at UCR is really about.
Party on and fiat lux,
Rebecca and the Life at UCR staff
When I decided to join a sorority my first year at UCR, I decided to consult my trusty friend Google…and promptly became very confused. There are many different “chapters,” “conferences,” and sororities to choose from, each with their own set of values and goals. I ended up choosing a Panhellenic sorority, commonly known as a “social” sorority. However, I learned that Panhellenic affects Greek life on a much larger scale. Here’s a breakdown of Panhellenic and everything it can offer you:
In terms of fraternities and sororities, most people know of the Greek system and the Pan-Hellenic Council, which governs and provides much of the activities to the organizations affiliated with them.
However, there are also other counsels for organizations that do not identify as Greek. As an active member of Beta Phi Delta, which is a community service fraternity, we recently joined the Professional Fraternity Council. PFC, as we call it, is for all fraternities that identify as either professional or community service. It began a little over a year ago.