St. Patrick’s Day – Community Building

ShamROCK and ROLL!
Description: This program is meant to celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with music by having a ShamROCK and ROLL session. A Guitar Hero Tournament was the highlight of the progam. Serving as a preface to the fun, an informative orientation was presented about the traits and/or traditions that are celebrated […]

Year Around Adopt-A-Family Program

About three years ago we sponsored an Adopt-A-Family for the Holiday Season from our Community Care organization. It was a single mother with five children under the age of ten. As a staff we worked together to make this Christmas very special, since their mother had very limited income.Because of the positive feedback and […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Categories: Community Service, Holidays & Themes, Months, Program Ideas|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Celebrate the holidays by helping others

Invite your residents and residents in other dorms to express there creativity through pumpkin carving.  Donate your carved pumpkins to a local elementary school or preschool.  The expressions on the faces of the children are priceless (even if your pumpkin wasn’t exactly a work of art).

Many of our residents are unable to go back […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Community Service, Holidays & Themes, Months, Program Ideas|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Turkey Toss: Residence Hall November Program

Erin H
School:  Westminster College


To take advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday as a great opportunity for my hall to get together, I came up with a fun activity to precede our Thanksgiving dinner.  I wrapped a 11 pound turkey in plastic wrap (to protect it) and took my hall out to the quad of our campus […]

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Giving Thanks – Interactive Bulletin Board

Residents submit paper turkeys on which they can express their thanks for something or someone and you then post them on a bulletin board or a central place on the hall.

**A fun idea for November**
Before beginning the program, type up a flier that explains the program and distribute it to each resident or each […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Bulletin Boards, Holidays & Themes, Months|Tags: , |0 Comments



Name: Carrie
School: Keene State College


This is a combination of a Halloween costume party and Karaoke. We had tons of people for this event it was extremely successful. There was a costume contest, dancing, and karaoke It was the best social we’ve done all year.

Instructions/Things Needed:

karaoke service/DJ

Other Considerations:

By |September 27th, 2014|Categories: Holidays & Themes, Months, Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building|Tags: , |0 Comments

Valentines for Vets

I have never done this as an Residence Life Program but until this year, Community Service Programs were not mandatory at our college. I did however do this with my 4-H club several times in high school, and am planning on doing it this year at my college. […]

By |September 5th, 2014|Categories: Community Service, Holidays & Themes, Months, Program Ideas|Tags: , |0 Comments