Walsh University Office of Residence Life is a featured program.
Research in the field of Student Affairs has proven that the first 6-8 weeks of a new student’s transition to college life is critical to his/her academic and social well being. The more each student gets involved, invested, and integrated into this new college setting, the more successful he/she will be!
The Six Week and Three Week Challenge:
The six and three week programming challenge at Walsh University sets the expectation for the RA staff to sponsor at least six programs to develop their floor communities within the first SIX WEEKS of the Fall Semester and within the first THREE WEEKS of the Spring Semester.
- 3 Co-sponsored programs – the RA should design programs that will allow for residents to engage in events planned for Opening Weekend, Residence Hall Association, UPB, Intramurals, Student Activities, Clubs, athletics etc.
- 1 S.H.A.P.E Component – a program designed to address the community’s needs in the first 6 weeks of Fall or first 3 weeks of Spring (i.e. laundry 101; healthy eating; time management; burnout; academic re-focus). See article on S.H.A.P.E. programming model at Walsh University.
- 2 Community Builders – social activities to build community amongst floor members in the fall; In the spring, the RA should design programs that will allow for residents to engage in events planned for Opening Weekend, Residence Hall Association, UPB, Intramurals, Student Activities, Clubs, athletics etc.