Author Archives: Miyu Osada

Football / Chapel at UJ

Would you like to join something fun? Then, you must join the event in UJ!

In UJ, students can receive the week schedule that can join. 

In this site, I will show some events that I experienced since begin at UJ. 

If you are going to be an exchange student at UJ, please, check it out!

~Watching football games~

Football is one of the most popular sports in the US. People at UJ are also enthusiastic about it. The football game was taken place in Charlotte & Gordon Hansen Stadium at UJ. Before the game, UJ held the tailgate that is a celebration for people who want to enjoy the comradery of the game in the parking area beforehand. During this time fans were gathered around in small groups enjoying the not only the good weather, but the visual features of the newly built stadium.  My friend and I joined this party and enjoyed eating, playing games, and making new friends.

Going into the stadium, the field and large screen monitor is what caught my attention. Most of the spectators were sitting in the bleachers and watching the game, but this time, I went down to the field where the game was played.

Many UJ students gathered down there in the student section called “ORANGE TIDE”. In this section we were given free drinks! So if you feel you are melting from all the hype and excitement, the orange tide has got you covered!

During the game there was great energy, cheering, and game rituals that I found to be exciting. Honestly, I am not very educated on the rules of American football, but, thanks to the excitement and atmosphere of the UJ student body, I enjoyed watching my first football game. 

The result of this game was victory for UJ! 

I realized that watching football is truly a great event to experience the American atmosphere!

~Worship in Voorhees Chapel ~

I was really impressed by the chapel event because I am not a Christian myself. Worship events at UJ are held in the beautiful Voorhees Chapel, every Thursday.

The event starts at 11:00am and is about 30 minutes long. The students involved, sung the songs around Christianity. Not only did they sing, but also, interacted with people who simply attended to watch. When I joined this event for the first time, I did not know about the songs, but the joyful environment of singing made me join the singing gradually. Aside from it, I got to interact with many new friends. It was my first interaction with the Church of Christ. This event is not mandatory, meaning it is open to everyone!

Looking into international lifestyle in UJ

Hello! This is Miyu Osada. I’m from Japan and exchange student at the UJ-University of Jamestown. In this time, for the future international students, I’ll show you our lifestyle in UJ!

~Dormitory~ 

Firstly, you international students worry about where you live in campus, don’t you? Basically, all dormitories have lounges that contain computers and network printers. There is also air conditioner, desks, dressers, extra-long twin beds, free laundry, free parking, Internet Wi-Fi and optional loft($100/yr.) 

I would like to introduce to you is the dorm that I’ve lived called Kroeze hall. It has the largest capacity in UJ. It has 10 sections that include mini lounges and bathroom and has two floors. Especially, bathroom is placed in each section. In the main lounge, there are fireplace, large flat screen TV, grand piano, some sofas and tables for table tennis, billiards, and air hockey. It has also shared kitchen that students can use. As privilege of this dorm, students allow to have their pets! The center of the dormitory is open with lawn for all residents.  

In the shared kitchen, refrigerator, cooker and microwave are equipped. You can use some bowls to cook something. But there is no cookware like knife and ladle, so you have to prepare them own yourself. 

On the other hand, in the laundry room, you can use washing machine and dryer. The number of machines is limited, so you will be careful to pick up your clothes in time. You will also need to provide your own laundry and shower detergent. 

The room is shared with 2 people. Mattresses are provided, but bed linens, blankets, towels, and pillows are not. You can bring your own furniture in your room. 

Finally, let’s see the cafeteria.  

~Meal~ 

The main cafeteria of this campus is –Knight Hall. Many students eat in this hall so you can talk and interact with the through your meal. University of Jamestown provides 3 options of meal plan. Each plan has Jimmie Bucks which include certain number of meals in the Knight Hall and buying glossaries in other food store or café in the campus. Jimmie Bucks use during first semester to second semester, but it cannot cross an academic year. If you want to buy additional one, it is $25. 

More details are as follows 

Option1: $2,200/semester    

        Unlimited                  

        50 Jimmies Buck           

Option2: $2,140/semester 

        225 meals   

        125 Jimmies Bucks 

Option3: $2,060 

        190 meals 

        225 Jimmies Bucks 

It’s all right to live alone for the first time. If you have any problems, people in UJ always will help you!