Life Skills

Sexual Chocolate


start out my advertising this program using half photos of half naked people and over the “private” parts place and candy wrapper of them. then work with your dining hall provider and ask to see if the night of “sexual chocolate” if they will serve strawberries and chocolate for dessert that night….it is all […]

By |September 20th, 2014|Categories: Life Skills, Program Ideas|Tags: , |0 Comments

Healthy Choices

Program: Healthy Choices


I got nutrition information from the school nutritionist about a balanced diet. My residents met at my apartment and listed what they had eaten that day, matching it up to what their personal daily intake should be. We then looked for what we were lacking and went down to the cafeteria for […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Categories: Life Skills, Program Ideas|Tags: , |0 Comments

Love Line – Residence Hall Style

Program: Love Line (Editor’s Note: This program is inspired by the syndicated radio show, “Love Line”, which was a show on MTV from 1995 – 2005. While the show is likely not something most residents will have heard of, the concept and structure make for a great program and other names could be considered […]

By |September 7th, 2014|Categories: Life Skills, Program Ideas|Tags: |0 Comments

Monday Night Raw (or Nitro) Drinking Game

This program took very little time to actually put together. It started with ominous-looking signs all around the hall advertising “All you care to drink for FREE!!” and I put it in a high-profile place, like our Parlor, that has a 27″ TV in it. I then went to the store and bought 3 […]

By |September 4th, 2014|Categories: Life Skills, Program Ideas, Social/Community Building|Tags: |2 Comments

Roommate Rumble

Description: Roommate Rumble, a great program to do the first week with a freshman floor. It is simple and fun, just match up people that are not roommates and give them a potential roommate conflict and have them act it out and try to solve it by working it out. Encourage them to have […]

By |September 4th, 2014|Categories: Life Skills, Program Ideas, Social/Community Building|Tags: |0 Comments

Choose your own adventure

Freshman Transition Program Description: I worked with a group of RA’s on this one… We really wanted to catch our residents’ attention with this program and make them really think about how their choices in college affect them now as well as their future. We each wrote a story (our story or a story […]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Categories: Academic Success, Life Skills, Program Ideas||2 Comments

Laundry Room Solutions!

Do you have an issue with students leaving their laundry past the time in machines? Do their peers get frustrated with them? Are there piles of clean laundry on the floor and a line of angry residents outside your office? Yeah, we’ve all been there.

To alleviate this issue, I have my RAs do a […]

By |August 29th, 2014|Categories: Building Community, Life Skills, Social/Community Building||1 Comment

Modeling Success

The “UC” Runway: Modeling Success


Fashion Show for Choosing Professional Attire for Interviewing: Students model attire Local clothing stores/retailers loan or donate clothing Use career services staff to help make recommendations for clothings selections and prepare show script Have student leaders or career services staff “mc” the event Provide advertisements and info. about retailers in […]

Career Planning


This program is ideal for upperclassmen, but underclassmen may also attend. Try to get someone from the Career Planning Department to come to your dorm/floor. Have them talk about career planning and how to sell oneself on the market. Ask him to talk about internships, co-ops, part-time and full-time jobs. If you can persuade […]

By |February 24th, 2014|Categories: Life Skills, Program Ideas, Reviewed, Upperclassmen|Tags: |0 Comments