Get Ready for Staff Training and Move In! Hello Friends! It’s hard to believe it's time to start preparing for move in! To help get you ready, we've compiled a number of updates for you in this quarter's Roompact Recap. We've also created a checklist for you of common tasks to accomplish to ensure you're ready to... Continue Reading →
IT'S BACK! Roompact is holding its sixth annual door dec contest! This contest is open to student staff (RAs, CAs, etc.) at schools who currently use Roompact's software on their campus. Create a door dec with the name “Roompact” on it and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org from your institutional email address (*.edu) with... Continue Reading →
Roompact is pleased to announce its fifth annual user's conference scheduled for this fall on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 between 12:30pm and 2:30pm at the Hilton Long Beach. Our "mini conference" this year will feature Roompact updates, a showcase session on specialized use cases of our software, and the opportunity to interact with Roompact teammates... Continue Reading →
National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) chapters across college campuses recognize and celebrate outstanding individuals who make significant contributions to the residential community through the Of the Month (OTM) awards. These awards are a wonderful way to honor exceptional student leaders, dedicated staff members, and impactful programs. Crafting a compelling NRHH OTM nomination requires thoughtful consideration... Continue Reading →
Dustin welcomes Alberto to the show this week, where they discuss his transition from a campus based position, advice for others considering similar transitions, and his current work at GradGuard.
The fall semester is a time of great change and excitement for all of us higher education professionals. New students are arriving, new classes are starting, and there is a renewed sense of purpose and energy. However, the fall semester can also be a time of great stress and anxiety. Long hours, heavy workloads, and... Continue Reading →
For Pro Staff For Student Staff Roompact's "Quick Tips" series highlights ideas and suggestions you can put into your practice as either a professional staff or student staff member working in residence life and education. Click to read more from the series. As a resident assistant (RA) or student staff member, you play a pivotal... Continue Reading →
In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we chat with Dr. Rose Waples, who did research on RAs and crisis and emergency response, specifically looking at the experiential training experience known as Behind Closed Doors (BCDs). Many campuses have a BCDs session in their training schedule, but there are certain concepts to keep in mind when designing it to make it the most effective learning experience possible. Dr. Rose Waples is here to give us research-backed tips!
We signed up to work with students. At least, the majority of us did. Why, then, are we haunted by the lurking voicemails of parents? Many of them are miles away from our buildings. Some are as close as a hop onto the highway. All of them just want the best for their child. Well,... Continue Reading →
Looking to creatively advertise your floor meeting, program, or event? Or perhaps you want to get information out to your residents that they will pay attention to. The following are A to Z idea starters that will make you think beyond the traditional poster.Some of them are a bit whacky (admittedly), but some of them... Continue Reading →
For Pro Staff For Student Staff Roompact's "Quick Tips" series highlights ideas and suggestions you can put into your practice as either a professional staff or student staff member working in residence life and education. Click to read more from the series. The transition from high school to college is an exciting time for many... Continue Reading →
Dustin chats with fellow parent Jess this week about the trials and tribulations of parenthood and how it relates to residence life. Jess speaks to her experience being a single parent and living on campus. They also explore how institutions can be more supportive workplaces for parents moving forward.
As higher education institutions increasingly prioritize social responsibility and sustainable practices, the concept of B-Corps (Benefit Corporations) has gained significant attention. B-Corps are businesses that balance purpose and profit by considering the impact of their actions on employees, communities, and the environment. In this blog post, we will explore how residence life departments on campus... Continue Reading →
College can be a stressful time for students, and sometimes they may need extra help. Student of Concern teams (SOCTs) are a valuable resource for students who are struggling academically, mentally, or behaviorally and are one way that colleges and universities provide support for their institutional communities. When I was an RA, graduate hall director,... Continue Reading →
For Pro Staff For Student Staff Roompact's "Quick Tips" series highlights ideas and suggestions you can put into your practice as either a professional staff or student staff member working in residence life and education. Click to read more from the series. As a Resident Assistant (RA), you have the unique opportunity to create a... Continue Reading →
This week, we're teasing the upcoming Institute on the Curricular Approach (ICA) happening October 22-25 in Long Beach, CA. Dustin chats with co-chairs Ardell and Alex about how they got involved in ICA and what they're excited about for this year's institute. Register now to make sure you don't miss out on this amazing event!
As a student staff member or “RA,” you have the exciting opportunity to create a sense of community within your university residence hall floor. Building a strong and supportive community fosters connection, engagement, and personal growth among residents. In this blog post, we will share essential tips to help you cultivate a vibrant and inclusive... Continue Reading →
So you were a student leader, huh? You did everything in college. In fact, it's likely that you were so involved on your undergraduate campus that there wasn't a page on the university's website that your face wasn't plastered on. It might still be there to this day. You were a stellar student. You were... Continue Reading →
Caring, dedication, and participation; are the three links that are used to describe how NACURH members work to lead, serve, and create a community on many of our campuses. Join NACURH Advisor, Jamie Lloyd, and NACURH Regional Advisor, Tommy Newsome, II, as they each talk about their journey from being student leaders to now serving as professional staff advisors in the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH). They offer sage advice on being a good advisor, recruiting student leaders to your Community Councils and RHA Boards, and exactly what NACURH is about!
Summer is quickly coming to an end for those of us in Residence Life, which marks a significant shift in the cadence of our work. Soon we say goodbye to our free time, our hobbies, our energy, and maybe a bit of our sanity as we start a multi-month marathon to reopen our doors for... Continue Reading →
Dustin digs deeper with Roompact's very own Jong Youn this week to explore more of his role on the team leading our business development efforts. He talks about his background, how he discovered Roompact and how he works with institutions to improve their residential education programs with digital tools.