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#IGNITE 13—YOUR TIME TO SHINE It is less than a month until your arrival at Pitman, ILLC, and O’Keefe, and the O-Team is ready! Food is booked for training, we’re making up task lists for you all—insert evil laugh here—, we’re getting training activities ready for you—we just cannot wait for your arrival (and not just so we can put you all to work!) We know it’s going to be a busy time for you all, so here are some things we want you to know before you come home to Ryerson Rez.
I. Head ROCs—This is a new position this year, and we’re really excited about it. In an attempt to maximize efficiency and to organize tasks better, we’ve got three Head ROCs who will be in charge of alumni ROCs (those ROCs who have lived in rez and who are volunteering for specific days and events) and live in ROCs. You’ll be split into groups and they’ll be making sure your group does exactly what you’re supposed to so that everything gets done. They’ll be able to answer all of your basic questions and if you have something that’s a little more complicated, you’ll have my information. We’re really excited about this position! II. Be ready to work! - As much as training is fun, we need your help in a lot of ways. As live in ROCs—your spot in residence is guaranteed by your help during orientation week (and your cash moniez) , which means that you need to be at all the events, with a smile, even if you don’t really feel like smiling and would rather throw things at me (please don’t through ROCs or rocks at me—punny jokes never get old). We have a good mix between you guys having fun (running a game at Water Olympics is SO fun!) and you guys setting up (sound equipment and stages—use those muscles!) III. Have fun! - As tiring as training and orientation can be, it is well worth it. You’ll miss seeing all of your RLT family every day at (what feels like) the crack of dawn when you can’t anymore. Training and orientation will leave you with amazing memories, so make the most of every moment, have fun, laugh lots, cry when necessary, and remember—you’re all in this together! (I promise, I’ll be just as tired as you. We will have Starbucks dates.)
THE BULL SH** ON BULLETIN BOARDS! (& PRE-O-WEEK DUTIES) They’re a crappy experience for RA’s and AL’s. You will never know the pain of putting up a bulletin board on your own… because we will be sending you all of in pairs to help out RA’s and AL’s on their
floors with decorating. While this doesn’t sound like the most thrilling job, we’ll have you guys doing lots of other thrilling things… like painting posters (if any one has artistic talent, you should probably
email me!), or filling water balloons, or putting together room stuffing packages and swag bags! There are so many options to keep you occupied—do not fear being bored during orientation week. It will not be a thing.
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IT’S WHAT YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITIN Move in Day starts at 9? Ha...hahaha...hahahahaha. Oh no. Move In Day starts at 7 AM this year , which means you all need to bright eyed, bushy tailed, and downstairs in PIT caf for 6 AM (we’re preparing you in advance) (we can run and grab coffee together).
Water Olympics...ugh. Woah there, pal—calm the tude! Water Olympics this year features classic favourites (Greasy Watermelon, anyone?) and some new games—all while you are in FLOOR tshirts (Wha wha?) I worked really hard on trying to make it simple enough for ROCs and RAs, but it will be so explained. It will run so smoothly! Pep Rally and a Basketball game? This doesn’t fit tradition! It’s better than tradition— the Drum Café will still be there, but after a shortened pep rally, we’ll be heading to watch your Ryerson Rams take on the University of Wisconsin Badgers. (I plan on yelling, “YOU SMELL LIKE CHEESE” as a heckle Please come up with your own). Oh and did I mention that we’ll be heading there in our brand new, athletics inspired, building t-shirts ?
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Fear not, dear friends! We’re trying this new fancy thing called a rain plan—we have the Upper Kerr Hall gym booked in case of rain. And no Dubbs this year— such a shame, I know. Instead we have a DJ—but we know it’ll be the best fiesta yet!
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What does the yellow and the light blue mean? Yellow is for all of the all access pass events—all of that paid stuff. We’ll be assigning you to certain events, but if there’s one you’re dying to work at then we will work something out.! The Light Blue is for events that are invitation only—and those students who need to go to those events will receive invitations! Your help might be needed in set up.
Why is there an arrow here? This represents 5 pm, the time that we will no longer allow guests into residence! It’s a new policy to try and make things a little easier on the rez desk staff, so keep it in mind and make sure your students know!
Wow, this weekend looks like it’s just All Access Pass Events— can I go home?
What ‘s Get Linked like this year? Very different, and we’re excited about these changes. It will feature time for all the sections to get to know each other, and then it will turn into a campus photo scavenger hunt, where the winning section will win a sweet prize! You may be asked to go with an AL so be ready to win!
Absolutely not! We need your help lots on the weekend. Plus, you need to be around on Sunday for Floor Dinner and Glamour Bingo. But we do recommend that after September 2nd, take some me-time and get out of residence for a few hours.
IMPORTANT DATES: August 10 & 11—ROC Training Weekend— wha wha?! August 21—You move in—WOOT. August 22-24—More
BUILDING CHEERS: This year, our focus on the first day will no longer be community focused, but we will be focusing on building community in your buildings. Check our your building’s cheer and make sure you memorize it—we’ll be testing you during training!
Pitman: Pit, Pit, we’re the shit We’re big and strong and loud and fit, We’ve got the might, We’re ready to fight, Pitman, say it again! Pit, Pit, we’re the shit We’re big and strong and loud and fit, We’ve got the might, We’re ready to fight, P-I-T-M-A-N! P-I-T-M-A-N! P-I-T-M-A-N!
training, more fun. August 25—Students
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O’Keefe She’s A Happy House, O’Keefe She’s as Good as Mouse, O’Keefe Why Don’t you Come, And Spend Some Time at –
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And for Invocation, we introduce to you all our… residence cheer! Be ready to represent so that everyone west of Church St. knows just how powerful east of Church St. really is. R-Y-E-R-S-O-N RAMS RAMS RAMS RAMS WHAT WE BLEED? WHAT WE
ILLC: Leader: Hey ILLC? Crowd: Hey what?! Leader: Hey ILLC? Crowd: Hey what?! Leader: Shake your booty! Crowd: No way! Leader: Shake your booty! Crowd: Okay! While booty shaking, all together yell: I-L-L-C, ILLC is where you want to be! I-LL-C, ILLC is where you want to be! I-L-L-C, ILLC is where you want to be!! ILLC ILLC ILLC ILLC!
“O” WHAT – O’KEEFE “O” WHO – O’KEEFE “O” WHERE – O’KEEFE “O” SHIT – O’KEEFE “O” SNAP – O’KEEFE WHO ARE WE?! - O’KEEFE HOUSE AND HOW DID WE SLEEP LAST NIGHT – SPOONING TOGETHER!
BLEED? BLUE, GOLD, BLUE, GOLD. WHO ARE WE? WHO ARE WE? RYE REZ RYE REZ… OH LAIIIIII OH LAIIII OH LAI OH LAI, RYE REZ, RYE REZ. OH LAIIIIII OH LAIII OH LAI OH LAI, RYE REZ, RYE REZ