Trick or Treat Event and Door Decorating Contest


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 in advance and have candy ready for the children who, […]

Classes to Take, Classes to Skip

Description: I did this both semesters right before class registration took place. This program that allows residents to share what classes they have really enjoyed and which ones they think their fellow students should avoid. Works especially well on floors where the residents are not all in the same class year.

Instructions, Things Needed:
Two large […]

Giving Directions

Home Programming Ideas
— Programming ideas in different categories! RA Advice
–Advice from RAs and other experts! RA Humor
— The key to success! Discussion Group
— Join this listserve to share questions and ideas […]

By |January 12th, 2015|Categories: Upperclassmen||0 Comments

Trivia Night – Received Very Well

This program was received very well by my residents and was full of energy the whole time. The residents were asked split into teams of three, making six teams ( but that is up to you) and asked several trivia questions. I picked a variety of questions but most evolved on common knowledge, unique […]


As an RA, you help create environments where college students can be successful. Additionally, you have probably made a difference in many individual lives through your caring and conscientious attention to the residents on your floor. You may not get immediate feedback from those people, but at some point, I am confident […]

By |November 21st, 2014|Categories: Upperclassmen||0 Comments

So You Think You Know Your Roommate?

This event is game-show styled that is based off of the Newlywed Game. I have done this event two years in a row and it has always turned out to be a success! I hold this event in the first semester, about a month after school starts so that it gives the residents some […]

Memory Book

Name: Sami Golden
School: Catawba College
email: insearchofoz@hotmail.com


I am in charge of a floor with about 50 freshmen girls on it. This memory book worked well with such a small number. Its basically an address and memory book for the girls to […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Categories: Team Builders, Upperclassmen||0 Comments

Make S’more Friends

Encourage residents to Make S’more Friends – give each suite or room a box filled with either marshmallows, chocolate bars, or graham crackers. Residents have to go meet a few of their neighbors if they want to make a complete s’mores! Residents then microwave s’mores in the kitchen or in their rooms.



Mini hershey’s bars, flat square marshmallows, […]

Halloween Hayride


My RA along with a fellow RA in another hall planned a Halloween hayride, It was a lot of fun and a good way to get people together and learn a little more about each other.

Instructions Things Needed:

Willing residents and some cash

Other Considerations:

it usually does have a cost, but we could ask for […]

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 […]