It's that time of the year where another semester starts. With the new year, it's a good thing to start at UAT with a fresh start to show a "You" that wants to be presented. In this blog, I'm here to give some tips and advice with the Move-In process and just overall being new to the community.
First things first when on your way to UAT go through the parking entrance with the electric billboard sign and pull in there. After finding a parking spot, go to the center of campus and go to Founder's Hall which there will be signs to help guide you.
After checking in and having a Residential Assistant help you'll meet your new roommate and in some cases suite-mates as well. Meeting your roommate is the most exciting part of the Move-In. Your first friend you meet and potentially stick with the entire week.
Suite-mates share the bathroom with you and your roommate. It's important to introduce yourself and get familiar with them as that bathroom is a common ground between both duos. After unpacking and on your own. Some may say farewells to family and friends. It's time to know the campus.
If you and your roommate are on good terms I suggest exploring the campus. In the dorms, there are 3 floors. Not including the pool on the roof. Each floor has two quiet rooms some have board-games. There is the fitness room on the 3rd floor as well the laundry room and the kitchen. The mailboxes are on the second floor. With the movie theatre, game room, and pool tables.
At the main campus, everything will be explained at orientation. You will be with everyone else who is starting their 1st semester at UAT. The community at UAT is very tight-knit and friendly. Having just anything in common is a good starting point to build connections.
Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Know that everyone has personal space. Know your audience and just enjoy your 1st semester.