Closing Time… Reflection and Closure Activities for Residence Life

As May approaches at colleges and universities across the United States, the end of the academic year brings a number of rites of passage and end-of-the-year celebrations–from banquets to award ceremonies to graduations. Students are preparing for finals, saying goodbye to friends, planning for summer work and internships, and, for some, leaving the university for the last time. Recognizing the closure of a community experience in the residence halls is important final learning opportunity for students living in the residence halls. When developing closure activities, there are a number of outcomes one may hope to… Read More

20 Memes to Get You Through Residence Hall Closing #ResLife

The following cross-post comes from the AMAZING, INCOMPARABLE Marci Walton.  Marci and I recently collaborated with Josie Ahlquist and Renee Piquette Dowdy in presenting a session at the 2015 NASPA convention on blogging in higher education in student affairs.  She’s great people.  Follow Marci on twitter. Originally posted at MarciWalton.com: Closing is upon us. The time of year when you go cross-eyed from paperwork, wonder if your student staff have been listening to you whatsoever, and brace yourself for nasty rooms. Any time you try to get thousands of people to do… Read More