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Life on Campus

The Department of Housing and Residential Education (DHRE) partners with its residents to create a diverse community that encourages academic and personal development. Living on campus is a unique experience where all of your neighbors are students just like you. DHRE works to create an immersive residential experience through its programs, staff, Faculty in Residence, and leadership opportunities that supports the holistic development and success of all its residents.

"Engaging the Pack" Model

The “Engaging the Pack” model is designed to build community and support student learning and engagement in our residential communities. Each Residential Education team member plays a key role in building community and helping residents develop and succeed in our communities.  Staff will plan and facilitate a variety of programs that include: floor programs, Village programs, All Village programs, and Community Development.

DHRE plans hundreds of fun, exciting, and free programs for its residents throughout the academic year. These unique events are safe, healthy, educational and encourage engagement for all residents.

DHRE Engagement Themes

  • Community Building and Sense of Connection
  • Generalized Life Skills 
  • Civic Engagement 
  • Identity Development and Inclusion
  • Wellness Education 


  • Navigating Transition 
  • Academic Success
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs 
  • Faculty Engagement 
  • Campus Connections