It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. This semester kept me extremely busy…glad that it’s officially come to an end! (I’m still waiting on my last two grades, but hopefully I’ll have those soon.)
One of the projects that kept me busy this semester was working with the rest of the Student Admission Council Executive Board and the Admission Office to plan Owl Days and Admit Days. This year, we expanded the Owl Days overnight program to two nights, providing even more opportunities for prospective students to interact with current students. We hope those of you that attended enjoyed your time on campus.
Outside of the Admission Office, I’ve stayed very busy in my residential college. In early February, I was elected as Internal Vice President of McMurtry College. As Internal Vice President, I was responsible for one of the largest spring functions of our college government: room draw. This included the housing lottery for my college (determining which upperclassmen would receive housing). Every college has their own policies – McMurtry gives priority to seniors and sophomores and sends rising juniors through the lottery for available spots. At Rice, many jobs normally handled by adult staff members at universities of our size are actually handled by students. This provides us with a unique opportunity to make an impact on our community. Having the housing process handled by students in each college makes the entire college transparent and allows us to write policies that will best serve the students.