Martinez | Being a HoHo and RoHo is a superb addition to the Stanford expertise

“Stanford may be very quirky, however like, in a great way,” mentioned the ProFro (Potential Frosh) I used to be internet hosting after a day filled with Stanford festivities. They recalled HoHos (Home Hosts) waving dorm flags in rally gear, the colourful and distinctive Leland Stanford Junior College Marching Band taking part in, and the Stanford Fleet Road Singers harmonizing about peeing within the bathe.

Admit Weekend 2023 set a precedent for future Stanford Admit Weekends, being the primary “regular” Admit Weekend the place ProFros might keep in pupil dormitories for the reason that Covid-19 pandemic. The category of ‘24, ‘25, and ‘26 weren’t in a position to get the total, or any, Stanford Admit Weekend expertise. This yr was an opportunity to revive one in all Stanford’s most particular traditions, however there have been some challenges.

The Admit Weekend Staff had issue discovering RoHos (Room Hosts) this yr. This could possibly be as a result of the truth that these eligible to host didn’t have a full Admit Weekend expertise; subsequently, they may not have realized the importance of this custom.

On account of the shortage of RoHos, many ProFros needed to sleep in dorm lounges. Nonetheless, some dorms, comparable to Larkin and Donner, had been in a position to accommodate all ProFros and get them right into a room. This did, nevertheless, imply that there was a couple of ProFro in some rooms. My roommate and I had been in a position to host two admits, and it was a really rewarding expertise.

I couldn’t attend Admit Weekend final yr, and even these from the Class of ‘26 that might attend, couldn’t participate in an integral a part of the Admit Weekend expertise: staying within the dorms. Since I couldn’t take part throughout my yr, I didn’t hesitate to use after I heard that purposes had been open to help the 2023 Admit Weekend.

Being a Home Host and Room Host throughout Admit Weekend 2023 was a really thrilling addition to my Stanford expertise.  Not solely was I in a position to participate in a convention I had not skilled, I additionally received a actually cute shirt that claims “Welcome HoHome.” And who doesn’t love free merch?

Moreover, amidst the “Stanford Hates Enjoyable,” motion, taking part in Admit Weekend was a solution to convey a few of the enjoyable again via traditions.

HoHos welcomed ProFros to Stanford, guided them via campus, and helped them discover their RoHos all through all the weekend. Moreover, HoHos had been in a position to plan an on-call for ProFros to get extra of a way of the Stanford dorming expertise.

RoHos had a smaller dedication than HoHos, however seeing future Stanford college students have a tremendous time on campus was equally rewarding. RoHos supplied hospitality to ProFros by answering any questions that they had, letting them into dorms, and letting them sleep of their sleeping luggage on the dorm flooring. ProFros weren’t within the dorms for many of the day as a result of that they had enjoyable occasions and packages lined up for them. In internet hosting ProFros, RoHos gave them a memorable expertise that may make them need to take part within the subsequent Admit Weekend when they’re enrolled as frosh.

With Admit Weekend 2023 coming to an in depth, all people who participated by being a HoHo, RoHo, or in another approach, are in a position to say they had been part of retaining a particular Stanford custom alive that this yr’s ProFros will hopefully proceed.

Subsequent yr, extra college students ought to signal as much as help Admit Weekend. That is a technique the scholar physique can contribute to a enjoyable Stanford. Moreover, being a RoHo or a HoHo is a small time dedication that can preserve Stanford traditions going. Not solely is it a reasonably nice time, however it’s also a solution to warmly welcome new college students to a spot they may probably spend the following 4 years of their lives.