Residential Education is a key component of our purpose in the Office of Residential Life. We pride ourselves on offering educational opportunites beyond the classroom, while ensuring that students have many opportunites to connect with one another, and the resources around them through programming, bulletin boards, and floor meetings. Read more about what Residential Education looks like at Skidmore below.
events for students
Resident Assistants plan multiple programs for the residents of the floor. Each program has an educational component, such as Sustainability, Social Justice, and Social Responsibility.
The Office of Residential Life also programs on a variety of topics throughout the year. I Won't Stand For is one of our larger events, pictured on the right. During this event, students identify behaviors and topics they wish to challenge. Frequent examples include "I Won't Stand For Homophobia," "Hate Speech," etc.
Education in the Halls
Resident Assistants create beautiful bulletin boards once per month for their floor communities. These bulletin boards are always educational in nature and cover a range of topics including Fire Safety, Wellbeing, and Gender and Inclusivity.
Pictured on the left is a bulletin board completed by an RA for Women's History Month with information about prominent female figures throughout history. Be sure to stop and take a look at the board on your floor!
Opportunities for floor engagement
Resident Assistants hold roughly one floor meeting per month. During these times, they share important information about what is occurring on campus. For example, in November they speak to their residents about closing procedures and how to get their room ready for break.
These floor meetings are also a great time for the community to come together and continue to get to know one another!
Meet our Team
As you can see the Resident Assistants power much of our Residential Education program. They are the peer leaders living in the halls. They've been trained to assist students through every step of residential living.