“I love living at Chestnut because even though I live in a single, I’m surrounded by so many amazing people who also live here.” Jenn Cruz, freshman public relations major from Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Atlantic County).
“Being part of the track and field team is a plus – the more people you know on campus, the more you get involved in activities. Being a part of the track team was the best decision I have ever made. I was shaky about joining but glad I made the right decision in joining such a close-knit organization that has that winning mentality. Everyone looks out for each other – it’s a great feeling.
“Rowan has been absolutely amazing so far, as my first year comes to a close. All of the great things I heard about this university were true – everyone is like one big family.” Joey Coyle, freshman Chestnut Hall resident and Human Performance in Clinical Settings major from East Brunswick, NJ (Middlesex County.)
Meet freshmen Carli Poeta, public relations major, and Alayna Inman, sports communication and media major, both from Pennsville, NJ (Salem County), who live together in Holly Pointe Commons.
How’d you guys meet? “We met in our second grade class.” – Alayna
What’s your favorite memory of living together? “Just moving in and decorating together and deciding how to rearrange everything.” – Alayna. Carli adds, “Her mom is into interior design, so she guided our room decor.”
What’s a ritual you guys have? “Everything. We do everything together.” Carli adds that they’re basically, “Siamese twins, it’s scary. We usually stay up really late doing homework.”
What is the most annoying habit as a roommate? “We have the same bad habits. We both leave drinks out and throw clothes on the floor.” – Carli
What do you like the most about living together? “Comfort. I don’t feel uncomfortable with open communication.” – Alayna
What did you expect living together would to be like? “Everyone was saying that we’re going to hate each other, but it’s completely fine.” – Alayna. Carli adds, “It feels like a sleepover every night.”
What was the biggest challenge of living together? “The only challenge we experienced was guest policies, specifically people staying the night. But we talked through it immediately.” – Alayna
What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you guys? “Definitely when Alayna’s curtain kept falling on her.” – Carli
What will you miss the most about living together? “Rooming with someone new is like starting a new long term relationship.” – Carli
What advice would you give a future Rowan student about choosing a roommate? Both encourage future students to not be afraid of rooming with someone you know.
“I love the Theatre and Dance Department here because everyone makes me feel at home no matter how many times I fall down. I know I have a huge group of people here supporting me and helping me in any way that they can.
The people here are just a reminder of a quote from Maya Angelou that I live by, ‘People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'”
Niambi (Bambi) Fetlow, theatre major (musical theatre concentration) from Pennsauken, NJ (Camden County) who lives in Rowan Boulevard Apartments.
“A major perk of living on campus as a freshman is always being close to my new friends. Rowan excites me about my major by giving me amazing professors who support me tremendously and provide me with great advice and by giving me many different opportunities to perform,” Cassidy Anderson, theatre (musical theatre concentration) & […]
Just a hop, skip and a jump away lives Philadelphia; home of countless fun things for Rowan students to do! This past weekend, my friends and I took the quick trip to Philly see the musical The Bridges of Madison County through the Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. For a cheap $10 […]
“I’m very lucky to be studying acting at Rowan because the sense of community here is so strong. In just one semester, I’ve made friends who I already feel so comfortable around and professors who are so willing to help me grow in my field. The small class sizes make it easy to learn and to make friends without the intimidation of a huge lecture class. I’m so excited to see what the next three and a half years have in store for me!” Salma Elwy, freshmen theatre major and Arabic minor from Sicklerville, NJ (Camden County). (First generation American college student).
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Photography by: Vanessa Vause, senior public relations, advertising and theatre major