You Will Never Be Alone
Every community has two peer mentors to help with your University transition: a Peer Academic Leader (PAL) and a Resident Assistant (RA). Both peer mentors will take the time to know you and help you create connections within your community.
A PAL will help you plan for your classes, explore majors and connect you with campus resources.
A RA will connect you with your neighbors, host weekly social events and support you through your journey.
THE PERFECT ENVIRONMENT FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Meet PAL Elijah Dawson
Major: Criminal Justice with a Law Enforcement Concentration
Hometown: Alpine, CA
Favorite thing about living on campus: I really enjoy the amenities. I also love the convenience of living in the middle of everything and being so close to all my classes.
Fave PAL memory: My fave PAL memory is when I encouraged one of my residents to push their limits academically and attend tutuoring. They earned a 4.0 GPA and made the Dean's List. This was important because they plan to attend graduate school after Stan State.
Advice to first-year students:
Get out of your comfort zone and explore new ways to grow. Always remember to stay true to yourself and be patient, it will eventually pay off in the journey ahead.
Meet RA Nehha Kazmi
Major: Psychology with a Minor in Spanish
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Favorite thing about living on campus: I love the convenience of having classes outside of my door and not having to worry about waking up early and beating traffic.
Fave RA memory: My fav RA memories are from Welcome Week. I love all the activites we plan for our residents. Getting to know them is so much fun!
Advice to first-year students: Don't be shy. Be yourself and make friends. Also, explore the campus. We have many beautiful places where you could hang out, walk around, study and relax.