Social/Community Building

College is a trip

Description: I put “College is a trip….Where are you going?”
on the bulletin board. In the middle, I centered a huge license plate with “YOUR LIFE” as the name, the college as the state, the school year as the tags, and the floor in the opposite corner. At the very bottom of the board I […]

By |February 26th, 2015|Categories: Reviewed, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

Who Stole The Cookie Jar?

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:

already made cookie dough, cookie sheets, spatula, hungry stomachs
I passed off the cookie jar, […]

By |February 26th, 2015|Categories: Apartment Style, Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

Smooth Your Life

Description:

This is a program to promote eating healthy and is excellent for finals week, or stressful semesters. We stand in the lobby (three of us) make fruit smoothies. A description will be given on how to do so. Basically, this is an awesome program because #1, it is easy for the RA’s to do […]

By |February 26th, 2015|Categories: Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Pizza Bagels

Its easy and fun….MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA BAGELS…..the name says it all….get any kind of topping….and have your residence go to town

Name: Doug
School: Penn State Berks

By |February 25th, 2015|Categories: Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

Bonsai Trees

Description:

This program was thought up in the best way possible – there was a resident that liked to make bonsai trees. SO, true to RA form, we basically had him do most of our job for us. 😉 Can’t get ownership any better than that.

Got some Hall Council money; bought some small shrubs; junipers […]

By |February 24th, 2015|Categories: Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

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 […]

Progressive Dinner

Name: Anna Jane
School: Texas A&M University- College Station

Description:

Each floor or wing has a different part of the dinner. The dinner works well with sandwiches. One floor can have the drinks, one with sandwiches (whole or make your own), one floor with chips and dips, and one desserts. It can be really cheap. Have residents […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

Uniformity is Boring – Bulletin Board

Description:

Take any line drawing for example a Butterfly, a square, etc… and ask everyone on your floor to color or decorate their drawing. After you get all of the drawings back you staple them up on a bulletin board that reads “Uniformity is Boring.” Each one of the drawings will be done in a […]

By |February 22nd, 2015|Categories: Bulletin Boards, Hall Decorations, Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

Pajama Party

Description:

A pajama party. Have the residents come (to you or someone’s good-sized room) in their pj’s. Have pizza and soda. Vote on best pajama outfit and give a prize. shut off all the lights and show a scary movie have popcorn. initiate a pillow fight. can be very fun……

Instructions/Things Needed:

pizza
soda
a prize
scary movie
lots of popcorn
some […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Categories: Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

Stress Free Week

Description:

A week before midterms or finals when people are stressed out, tell the residents that for one week they can donate non-perishable food items and clothing in your room. when they bring the item give them one ticket. (make sure to keep a tally of how many tickets each person gets). then when the […]

By |February 14th, 2015|Categories: Academic Success, Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building|Tags: , , , |0 Comments