Tuesday night I had my first RA event of the semester, Welcome to Hogwarts. Trying to incorporate something different for my residents on my floor this semester, our floor theme is Harry Potter.
If you are familiar with the Harry Potter series, you will most likely agree that having the “Sorting Hat” present was completely necessary for the welcoming event to Hogwarts. I was surprised how many residents wanted to take a picture with the Sorting Hat. If one of my residents was able to make the event, they were told what house they would be in for the continuation of the semester. In the Harry Potter series, each student is placed in one of the following – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff, which is determined by the magic of the Sorting Hat. Throughout the students’ time at Hogwarts, they can earn or lose points for their house. Incorporating the point system onto my floor, my residents will be able to gain points by attending as many events that are held in our first year residence halls for the rest of the semester. The school with the most points by the end of November will receive a pizza or ice cream party!
It was great to see the involvement and excitement by my residents and other residents in the building. Hopefully, this ongoing competition will encourage students to get out there and see what events are happening in the First Year Village!