Planning events and activities or upperclassmen brings different challenges than planning for freshmen. Check out these events that have been tagged “Upperclassmen” to get ideas for non-freshmen residents. As always, please share your own ideas here!




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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Classes to Take, Classes to Skip

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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…

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Giving Directions

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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 with other RAs RA Bookstore Other RA Resources Other resources,…

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Trivia Night – Received Very Well

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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…

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A JOB, A CAREER, A LIFE

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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,…

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