#cppreslife Bucket List

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I have worked with UHS for almost three years and as I close my term with the Residence Life Time at CPP, I want to make sure I maximize all of the awesome opportunities there are on-campus. In the time that I have been here, I have had so many wonderful opportunities that have truly made my experience unforgettable. Below you will find my bucket list from my time here at CPP – I hope it inspires you to make your own!

-Help out with the Rose Float
-Serve Hot Dogs at Hot Dog Caper
-Watch the sunset from CRS
-Participate in Matt’s Run
-Go to Cross Cultural Retreat
-Stop and smell the roses in the Rose Garden
-Enjoy the view from the top of the CLA tower
-Hike to the CPP letters
-Participate in an altar for Dia de los Muertos
-Make it to 2 am during ExtRAvaganza celebration during RA Training
-Join a campus affinity group
-Root for the Broncos at an Athletics event
-Volunteer with the Center for Community Engagement
-Enjoy a fancy dinner at the student run Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch
-Get certified in all of the campus ally programs (Safe Zone Ally, DREAMers Ally Network (AB 540), Ability Ally)
-Buy pumpkins …

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75th Anniversary – Homecoming Weekend

We just finished our once-in-an-instutition’s-lifetime 75th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend.  Homecoming definitely is not something we usually do, so we went all-out for some amazing fun!  Rather than me type about it, why don’t you watch these amazing videos that our campus put together!

Don’t miss the fun video

President’s Weekly Message – February 10, 2014

2014 Homecoming Photo Slideshow

2014 Homecoming and Family Weekend Draws Crowds

WACUHO

WACUHO

One of my favorite things about working at Cal Poly Pomona is how supportive they are with being involved, especially at the regional level.  For the past three years, I have been on the Executive Committee for the Western Association of College University Housing Officers (WACUHO).  I was the Junior Technology Coordinator, last year I was the Senior Technology Coordinator, and this year I am the Member-at-Large, South.

One of the fun things about being on Exec is travelling to different campuses in the Fall and Winter for our meetings.  Ten professionals from across the Western region meet to discuss the business of the association, determine long-term goals, approve budgets, and plan for the WACUHO Annual Conference and Exposition (WACE).  This has afforded me the opportunity to work with so many amazing people in our region, as well as have a vast network of professionals to bounce ideas off of, and to learn about best practices from other schools.  One of my proudest accomplishments while I have been on Exec was a revamp of two WACUHO websites!  The main website at http://wacuho.org and our Leadership Manual at http://wacuho.org/wiki.  This definitely made the organization more efficient from its older designs, and helps us operate with a easily searchable wiki.

The best part however was developing lifelong relationships with the people I have served with on Exec.  Every year, I am proud to serve in this amazing volunteer organization where people from all different types of institutions come …

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Quality Time with Colleagues at the Swap Meet

There are many reasons why I love working at Cal Poly Pomona and one in particular that stands out is my colleagues! Not only do I enjoy working with them, but I also love to spend time with them outside of work. It’s also relatively easy for us to find things to do since CPP is close to almost everything (Disneyland, LA, the beach, etc.). One particular site that we love to visit is the Swap Meet in La Puente, CA. They have fresh produce, clothes, shoes, home appliances, and the list goes on! My favorite part about going to the Swap Meet is trying all the delicious food! From tamarindo ice cream to corn on the cobb to chicharrones (Mexican chips). Yum! Also, it’s a great exercise opportunity since the swap meet is so huge. I plan to go back soon and get some of the fresh produce and food. If you ever decided to go to the swap meet remember to take cash!

-Maria Lazaro
Residence Life Coordinator, Encinitas Hall

Juicing and Fitness

Juicing and Fitness

New Year’s Resolutions are an important part of my life. I work very hard to keep them at the forefront of my mind. For 2013, my resolution was to work out more. Since I shared my goals with my co-workers and friends, I believe I was successful with this goal. David was more or less my fitness trainer. He showed me how to use the different machines in the mini UHS gym, Fitness Express. He held me accountable and even encouraged me to do exercise that I never saw myself doing. David has been dubbed the RLT Fitness Chair. Other people who join him at Fitness Express include: Chelsea, Xander, and Christy.

Fitness Express

In the Fall Quarter 2013, Maria went on a campaign to get more people to do a five day juice cleanse. She also recommended that we watch the documentary, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. The film was very motivational and sold me on the juicing concept. I’m not going to lie. The first two days of juicing were HARD. Once I adjusted to the taste, it was good though. It was easy to make. It was very affordable as we would go to a local Farmer’s Market for the ingredients. The best thing about it was that I began to feel incredible and have loads of energy. Xander and Christy have also been big on juicing. Xander can testify to the amount of energy you get from …

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Celebration and Recognition Committee

Celebration and Recognition Committee

So in addition to being on the amazing Residence Life Team, I get the chance to chair our Celebration and Recognition Committee for our department.  At University Housing Services, we nickname this committee the “Fun” Committee because we are in charge of all the celebrations and gatherings!  This past November we had a potluck where we had amazing food cooked by everyone in the department, and this week we had our end of the year/holiday gathering. …

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A New Endeavor: College Based Floors at Cal Poly Pomona

A New Endeavor: College Based Floors at Cal Poly Pomona

Hi Folks!

A new year brings new initiatives- one exciting endeavor that I had the pleasure of working on was College Based Floors. This program partners with CPP’s nine academic colleges to bring faculty into the halls and give students early interaction opportunities.

While we’re still very early in the program, we are learning a lot in the process. More updates to come as we move on to assessment and reporting!