“Dear Brescia Blogger,
This is my first year as an off-campus student, and I miss the community of residence life. How can I stay involved on campus even though I live somewhere else?
From, Lonesome Off-Campus”
As a first year off – campus student, I know how rough it can be to be living off campus and away from the welcoming atmosphere of the Clare Hall residence. At Clare hall you made your first friend, spent most of your time and went to all kinds of fun events, and it’s hard to live without that now. What I realized is that just because you’re not at Clare Hall doesn’t mean you can’t do all these things. If you miss that atmosphere, all you have to do is be proactive and find that atmosphere for yourself elsewhere.
As an off-campus student, I made goals to keep myself active and involved in the school. I joined clubs on campus and at the western campus. You can take a look at Brescia’s clubs here, or the Western clubs here. Joining clubs means you can make more new friends, with the same interests as you. There are still many clubs that are looking for members. This way you stay active in the community.
There are also many events that as a Brescia student you can attend. You are able to attend Brescia events put on by the BUCSC, by the clubs themselves, and by the school. With Brescia’s centennial coming up, there will be a plenty of events you can attend. You can keep a lookout for upcoming Brescia events with Brescia’s events calendar. Plus, as a Brescia student you are part of the HBK family; you can attend events on the other affiliate campuses. Of course, you can always take a trip down the hill to main campus, there are endless possibilities of how you can spend your time, having fun and engaging with new communities of students.
So, you don’t have to resign yourself to missing the residence life, just bring it into the present, be proactive and go find the clubs or events that interest you. You have endless opportunities to make friends and have fun.
All my best,
The Brescia Blogger