This year is my first time participating in closing procedures in Brumby Hall (or any residence hall), but I can already tell that it will be hectic. Last week, the graduate residents collected resident assistant (RA) and CLASS advocate (CA) schedules and created an electronic schedule for appointments and on-call shifts based on when they had finals. The scheduling was tedious and it quickly became obvious how hard my RAs/CAs would be working over the next three weeks.
Just when I was thinking about what would be appropriate to keep them motivated, a Facebook friend posted a picture of a goodie bag she made for her staff. My favorite part of her bag was the saying “We will survive closing”! Her messages resonated with me and I ventured over to my Pinterest board to look for ideas.
Ultimately, I decided to purchase four types of chocolate/candy:
Mr. Goodbar (mixed back of Hershey Chocolate)
The messages included in the bag were:
KISS those finals jitters goodbye!
Thanks for being a STAR RA/CA!
We will survive closing
Don’t forget to LAFFY TAFFY
Its been a GOOD year
I found very few thank you ideas for RAs on Pinterest but love that I was able to adapt other messages for my staff goodie bags. How do you keep your student staff motivated at the end of the year? Do you plan anything special for them during closing?