December

Frustration Piñata

Description:

As finals period was approaching, I listed all the ‘pet peeves’ that my residents had at that time on index cards. These annoyances ranged from University Parking Fines to a dreaded required writing course: Expository writing. I also had residents, ahead of time, list their own personal annoyance on index card. I then taped […]

By |February 27th, 2015|Categories: Academic Success, Reviewed|Tags: , , |3 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

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

Random Acts of Kindness Cards

Description: Around Christmas/finals time, we made “Random Acts of Kindness Cards”. It went over really well with the residents. What I did was to cut up a campus directory and give each resident a slip of that directory. Then, they chose a name off of the slip, made a homemade card and signed it […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

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: , , , |2 Comments

Celebrate the holidays by helping others

Halloween:
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).

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

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

Don’t Be So Square

Bulletin Board
Description: This bulletin board originated as an idea of mine to make a snowman bulletin board for January. My problem was the fact that I had no way to cut out big circles for the body of the snowman. That led me to the idea of making a very large and square snowman. […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Bulletin Boards|Tags: , , |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.

 

Supplies:

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

Celebrating the Holidays by Helping Others

Halloween:
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).

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By |September 5th, 2014|Categories: Community Service, Program Ideas, Social/Community Building|Tags: , , |0 Comments