Apartments are great, but planning events in apartment style communities can be a challenge. Share your best apartment community friendly programming ideas here and check out the ones submitted by fellow RAs around the world.




Trick or Treat Event and Door Decorating Contest

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Description: This has been done a bunch of times around campus and is a great idea! It works for us because we are in an urban setting. We invite children from a homeless shelter, or other organization, to Trick-or-Treat in the building. Residents sign up…

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Who Stole The Cookie Jar?

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Name: Laura School: University of Illinois at Chicago Description: Once a week, the entire building gets together in the apartment of one resident. That person bakes fresh cookies for the entire building. It has been a great success and is loved by all. Instructions/Things Needed:…

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Vegetarian Cooking

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Vegetarian cooking Social, Physical Description: Considering not all vegetarians are against meat because of animal cruelty, one could look at environmental factors. Beef and pork consumtion are detremental to the environment on the basis that animal farming is inefficient on our land resources. Instructions/Things Needed:…

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CPR Basics

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  Description: To provide residents with the basics of CPR and first aid skills. School Health Center came out and taught CPR. Instructions/Things Needed: Have a CPR trained person as speaker Food and drinks Room to practice Other Considerations: Great program and important information for…

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Military Mail

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Send Christmas or Valentines letters to military service men/women all over the world through a non-profit organization called Military Mail. There is a cost involved with postage, but at a reduced rate for each card sent. For detailed information contact the military mail website at…

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