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Residence Hall Programming

RA Programming Provides Positive Outcomes

Living in the residence halls is more than just a place for our residents to relax, sleep, or stay between classes. It is also a learning experience within a community environment that provides positive outcomes for both the resident and their residential community.

  • Programming is an effective way to get residents involved in the floor, hall, and campus community. Programming develops a sense of unity by involving a variety of students in a learning process. Students who become actively involved in programming tend to feel more connected to the University because of their exposure to campus resources and involvement in activities.
  • Programming encourages students to seek new opportunities that they may normally not experience. Likewise, programming challenges students and staff to learn and examine values, attitudes, and beliefs.
  • Programming promotes residence halls as true learning centers. Learning is a continuous process that occurs both in and outside of the classroom. Programming can be an important influence in shaping the way a student learns.

Office of Residential Life Programming Model

Hawk Spirit and Pride

  • Examples: athletic events, Rage in the Cage, pep rally towels, Hartt School events, Art School events, campus cleanup, and UHa history.

Committed to Community

  • Examples: community service (Pack the Van, Trick or Trea for UNICEF), Burry the Buds, Mark Your Territory, Flower Planting, Campus Scavenger Hunt, RPR Signage Board, 21 Club, Hawk Hall Olympics, Haunted Basement, and E & F Luau.

Campus Collaboration and Program Support

  • Examples: Special Olympics, Relay for Life, Up Till Dawn, BSU Fashion Show, World AIDS Day, and Freshmen Fun in the Sun Day.

Intercultural Awareness

  • Examples: Tunnel of Oppression, International Week, Diversity Elevator, Luck of the Irish, Circle of Trust, Sushi Making, Salsa Dancing, Latin American Awareness Month, Black History Month, Chinese New Year, Bocce Ball Tournament, Tear Down the Wall, and Operation Breaking Stereotypes.

Personal Safety

  • Examples: You’ve Been Robbed, Social Media 101, RAD, 3 Blind Mice, Cookbook with cooking safety tips, Car Safety, the Shady People, Stalking, Identity Theft, Fire Safety, and Lock Your Doors.

Health & Wellness

  • Examples: NEDA Week, Health Sleeping Habits, Yoga, Zumba, STI/HIV, Health Eating, Massage Therapy, the Chakras, Aroma Therapy, Meditation, Condoms and Candy, Great American Smoke out, and How to De-Stress.

Life Skills

  • Examples: Cookbook, Changing Your Tires, Balancing Your Checkbook, internships, Renting Your First Apartment, Living on a Budget, First Aid and CPR, Microwave Cooking, Resume Writing, Online Shopping, Being Your Own Handy Person, the Cake Walk, Grocery Shopping and Time Management.