Join RSA (Resident Student Association)
The RSA enables students to represent their peers in any matters or concerns involving residence life, housing, dining services and parking. The RSA also plans social events for resident students such as family day, late-night breakfasts, stress-free activities, Dorm Wars and black light parties. Each year, RSA student leadership plans their own student-driven activities; it’s a great way to get involved on campus. Interested students should contact their RA or a member of the Student Government Association.
Join the Food Service Committee
Manhattan College students have a voice when it comes to dining services. Manhattan and Gourmet Dining Services work together with students to influence decisions on issues of nutrition, quality, menu selection and service. Students may express thoughts and concerns at regularly scheduled food service committee meetings, which typically take place in the dining hall during the lunch hour. Students can drop by to ask a question and share a comment or concern. Find more information at the Gourmet Dining website.
Join the Campus Safety Committee
Manhattan College students also have a voice when it comes to security. The Campus Safety Committee offers students the opportunity to meet and work with administrators from the campus Public Safety office to discuss environmental, health, safety and risk issues. For more information, contact Residence Life staff in your area or the Public Safety office at 718-862-7240.
Get Involved in the Campus Garden
Gourmet Dining Services’ campus sustainability efforts include edible gardens on campus where students and staff collaborate on design, growing, maintenance and harvest. Students have the opportunity to increase awareness about local, organic vegetable growing, to contribute to the beauty of the campus, and to take their learning experience to a new, greener level. For more information, contact Dining Services at 718-862-7452.
Saturdays in the City
Every Saturday, Manhattan College RAs lead Saturdays in the City: fun trips to attractions, museums, celebrations, arts and cultural events, ethnically rich neighborhoods and more. Students generally gather in Thomas Hall at noon and take the subway to these events. Saturdays in the City include hot spots such as Times Square, Central Park, Arthur Avenue, Wave Hill, High Line Park, the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bronx Zoo, the American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Brewery (for 21+ residents) and many more. Contact the Student Activities office or your RA for a schedule of these events.
Become a 2013 Move-In Volunteer
Each year continuing students can apply to return to school early to work as Move-In Volunteers. Residence Life is now accepting applications for 2013 volunteers. Candidates should be full-time matriculating resident students in good academic and disciplinary standing, knowledgeable of and willing to direct incoming students and families to various campus resources, enthusiastic and school-spirited!
2013 Move-In Volunteers will move in on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 2-5pm and will help move other students in on August 22, 24, and 25.