Those endowed with the name ‘Natalie’ have long been sought as advice-givers. Sharing happily (and loudly) their freelance (and unsolicited) knowledge, resident Natalies Musgrove and Redmond now answer questions from Rochester College’s diversely-named populace.
I’m new here. How can I make a name for myself on RC’s campus?
Count yourself lucky! Rochester College is a small school; within months of arriving here, you’ll feel like you’re attending college in the cast of Cheers: where everybody knows your name, (even if it’s not Natalie).
Since Rochester is a close-knit community, it’s not uncommon to find students who are children of staff on campus. Here, newcomers have the advantage. You’re a fresh face, eager to make a good impression in the classroom, which is difficult to do if your parent/professor watched you go through puberty.
Rochester also offers many opportunities for extracurricular involvement. Consider joining:
- Intramural sports
- A Cappella Chorus
- Campus Ministry
- Student Government
If you’re truly daring, try standing outside AG basement with a notebook and a pen. Professor Lora Hutson will quickly drag you down into the shadowy depths of the mass communications department, where she will happily let you write for The Shield.
If existing activities don’t catch your fancy, spitball ideas to Assistant Director of Student Life Coleman Yoakum. Visionary students often give rise to social clubs, and more can be developed as interest dictates. (Some last longer than others; Campus Atheists, I hear, petered out before very long.)
The best way to establish yourself is to get involved. Before you know it, you, too, will have made a name for yourself here…even if it’s not a name as cool as ‘Natalie.’
NOTE: If you would like to “ask a Natalie”, please go to our Facebook page and post a private message. You will receive an answer and a selection of letters will appear on Facebook.