Check out the Jacksonville University FRAS site here.
FRAS stands for "Florida Resident Assistant Symposium" and is a chance for RA's around the state of Florida to network and to share/learn new skills with peers. FRAS 2019 will take place Friday-Sunday February 1-3, 2019 in Jacksonville, FL at Jacksonville University.
Saint Leo University Team
Saint Leo University will be selecting 8 delegates and 2 alternates for the conference. Delegates and alternates will attend & participate in all meetings and conference preparation. Alternates can become delegates if a delegate is unable to attend the conference OR if the conference extends the delegate cap.
Saint Leo University Selection Timeline: Friday September 28th: FRAS Introduction & Kick-Off @ In-Service Friday September 28th: FRAS Application available on RA Weebly Wednesday October 3rd: All online applications due by/before 5 pm Thursday October 4th-Friday October 5th: Review of applications Monday October 7th: Team decisions announced
Time Commitment (all specific dates/times set according to participants’ schedules): · Attend FRAS on-campus “Retreat” (4-6 hours) Sunday, December 8th · Additional 3-4 fall meetings (1-2 hours each) · Additional January meetings and rehearsals (1 meeting every week) · Plan & rehearse program(s) for FRAS at January training · Attend FRAS Conference Friday February 1-3 (weekend; will miss Friday afternoon classes) · Lead FRAS In-Service at the end of February (1hour) to share about experience & information gained at program sessions with Saint Leo RA’s
Why Do It?: · Learn and develop new skills (both related to Residence Life and transferrable to future careers) · Network with other residence life staff from around the state · Opportunity to present programs on a state-level · Great resume builder · It rejuvenates you as you hit the mid-year slump · It’s fun! FRAS is a combination of cheer camp and a residence life conference! · Conference registration (meals included), travel, & hotel paid for by Department of Residence Life
What Will You Do Before the Conference? · Fundraise for the conference · Complete a philanthropy with the chosen delegate team · Collect donations for swap shop (trade with other schools for “swag” like t-shirts, mugs, etc.) · Create and implement roll call (3min video) · Create and implement spirit cheers · Create and submit at least one program proposal for the conference · Help plan spirit (t-shirts, embellishments, etc.)
What Does the FRAS Weekend Look Like? Launch Schedule Day 1 Friday, February 1 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Check-In at Hotel 3:15 – 6:00 p.m. Campus Tour (optional) 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Opening ceremony and roll call 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. Swap shop, pin swap, and Launch Party / Entertainment Spirit Commander Meeting 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Hospitality room at hotel open (Hotel lobby) Day 2 Saturday, February 2 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast at hotel 9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Welcome and introduction at Davis College of Business 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Program session 1 at Davis College of Business 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Program session 2 at Davis College of Business 11:45 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch at Davis College of Business 1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Program session 3 at Davis College of Business 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Program session 4 at Davis College of Business 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Program session 5 at Davis College of Business Final Spirit Commander meeting 5:45 – 11:00 p.m. Landing Party / Closing social event at the River House 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Hospitality room at hotel open (Hotel lobby) Day 3 Sunday, February 3 7:00 a.m. Breakfast and depart
Click play on the videos below (5 minutes or less each) to see what FRAS is like!