Are you allowed to pick your roommates? Because a girl from my high school will be going to Siena and we would like to room together
Anonymous

Yep! You can request roommates when choosing your housing selection.

21
Jul
Uncontrollable hiccups in the library…

Awesome.

7
Oct
So I’m spending my Saturday afternoon in the WVCR studio with my good friend Mitch! We’re recording a radio show! I’m doing some commentary :)

The show will air tonight at 1am, if you’re interested/awake at that time. Listen at 88.3 fm, or online at WVCR.com :)

So I’m spending my Saturday afternoon in the WVCR studio with my good friend Mitch! We’re recording a radio show! I’m doing some commentary :)

The show will air tonight at 1am, if you’re interested/awake at that time. Listen at 88.3 fm, or online at WVCR.com :)

17
Sep
And that, my friends, is how to properly kick off a weekend. Happy Friday everyone! I need some more zzzz’s.

And that, my friends, is how to properly kick off a weekend. Happy Friday everyone! I need some more zzzz’s.

16
Sep
So, I walked into history of music and my professor’s out of the room, but Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night is playing on her radio?

Granted, it is Friday, but I did not expect this.

9
Sep
Hey guys! Right now I’m sitting in my Survey of English Lit I class and I’m bored out of my mind. I’m going to do a proper little post later about how the school year’s going so far, so don’t you worry!

And yes, I will have more exciting things to post about than my English class. Siena isn’t just about academics, after all! :)

Hey guys! Right now I’m sitting in my Survey of English Lit I class and I’m bored out of my mind. I’m going to do a proper little post later about how the school year’s going so far, so don’t you worry!

And yes, I will have more exciting things to post about than my English class. Siena isn’t just about academics, after all! :)

8
Sep
Just got home from Buffalo!

I was there visiting my grandmother, and every morning at the hotel we watched YNN… it reminded me of being at Siena and how much I missed the Capital Region.

I don’t know, I’m crazy, but I miss it so bad right now.

14
Aug
What are you guys the most excited about for the upcoming school year at Siena?

I’m interested in knowing! Feel free to post your response as a reply to this OR as a comment below.

In addition, you can still keep asking me any Siena-related questions you have by clicking here! :D

10
Aug
What kind of things should I do so that I'll have a good relationship with my roommate during the year?
Anonymous

Good question!

Make sure you communicate with your roommate over the summer. Creep on over to Facebook and see if you can look them up there. If not, there’s always the phone number listed on the email with your roommate information - it may be a bit nerve-wracking, but it will help. A lot.

See if you two have anything in common. If you’re worried that you may not, see if you can gauge anything from their Facebook profile. If you find things in common, great! If not, that’s not as fun, but that doesn’t mean you need to have a bad relationship with your roommate.

Also, organizing things to bring with your roommate will help break the ice. Should you guys get a microfridge? Should one person bring a DVD player, and the other a TV? Does your roommate maybe have a rug to put down? Will someone need room for a game console?

Finally, set some guidelines for both you and your roommate to abide by. For example, your roommate may like to study in the room. Make sure you aren’t blasting obnoxious music or something while he or she is trying to do that. Also, you might like going to bed early, so see if you can set a time for loud electronics and main lights to get turned off.

Be sure to set some rules about visitors, too. Many people see their dorm rooms as a way to escape the bustling college scene. It won’t be really pleasant for anyone if you’re having a bad day and want to get away from it all only to come back to find your roommate getting lucky with his or her significant other.

Be open to communication with your roommate, and be pleasant. Adjusting to college is really hard by itself, but learning to live with a stranger is one of the worst things. Remember, your roommate is dealing with the apprehension you are. Make it easy for both of you. :)

26
Jul
hi, i just had a question about orientation. I'm a commuter and when all the scheduled activities are over for commuters, does that mean we have to leave campus? Would we get in trouble for staying with friends that are living on campus?
Anonymous

Technically, I think you will need to leave campus. However, take a look through the orientation schedule. On some nights, the events don’t end until after 11:30. You’ll be driving home pretty late.

On the other hand, if you wish to spend the night with a friend, you should have them look into registering you as a guest after reading the visitation guidelines, which state:

Commuter students visiting the residence halls are considered visitors and therefore must abide by the visitation policy. Commuter students visiting the residence halls with non-students (guests) are required to register their guests.

It’s a bit of a bummer, yeah. But that’s probably a better way for you to make friends instead of going home and coming back the next day (though possibly not by much).

Just make sure your friend’s new roommate is okay with you staying the night! Everyone will be stressed out from orientation and meeting new people, so just be kind… they’ll be letting a stranger crash in their new room.

26
Jul