Social events are a fundamental part of any programming model. Check out these ideas for events to get your residents connected and having fun! As always, please share your own ideas here!




Going Home Dinner

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Description: This is best at either the beginning or end of a semester when people are most likely to be thinking about home. The idea is that everyone who is interested contributes a recipe for one of their favorite foods that they look forward to…

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Trick or Treat Event and Door Decorating Contest

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Description: 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…

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Ice Blocking

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Submitted by Name: Michael School: University of Idaho Description: This program is a way for you just to get a bunch of residents together at the beginning of the year to get to know each other. First you get the ice blocks and get everyone…

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What do you really think?

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Passive Program: (Bathroom stalls) Description: In each bathroom stall, I put a up a piece of paper with a different question. The girls got to answer the question and comment on other's answers. Instructions/Things Needed: a good size piece of paper, a pencil, a string…

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Poetry Reading

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Description: We invited residents to come to our lounge to read poetry: theirs or just poems they felt connected to. Poetry is such a great way to express yourself, and you don't even have to be a poet to enjoy it! So all our residents…

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