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Residential Curriculum

Residential Education provides an intentional experience for all residents through the use of our residential curriculum. Wellness, Interpersonal Skills, Academic Engagement, and Self-Awareness & Societal Impact serve as the four main learning goals of the residential curriculum. The residential curriculum is present in everything we do; including intentional conversations, passive activities, active programming, community gatherings, roommate agreements, and much more. The residential curriculum shapes how our resident assistants and community managers spend their time, the tasks they are responsible for completing, and the student learning and community development we hope will occur in our communities. The residential curriculum is a valuable tool used to breathe life into the Housing & Residential Education motto of "Best place to live. Best place to work. Best place to learn."

Educational Priority

The educational priority clearly and briefly identifies the overarching results of the learning outcomes in a residential curriculum. The University Of South Florida Residential Education's residential curriculum is in support of the university and departmental strategic plans. The curriculum priority states:

At the conclusion of the residential experience, students will be holistically well, interpersonally skilled, academically engaged, and self-aware to make a positive societal impact.

Learning Goals


Pursuing the development of the whole person, including physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual and financial well-being

Our residents will accomplish this by:

  • Identify habits to improve and maintain mental wellness
  • Develop habits that contribute to physical wellness
  • Gain skills to be successful on day-to-day life during and after college
  • Discover personal strategies for transitioning through college

Interpersonal Skills

Engaging in communication skills that promote meaningful relationships and ownership of community

Our residents will accomplish this by:

  • Develop effective methods to communicate and build relationships
  • Recognize systems of support that contribute to a sense of belonging
  • Engage in experiences on campus and in the community
  • Utilize various methods to prevent and manage conflict

Academic Engagement

Taking responsibility for one's own learning by identifying and utilizing resources that contribute to one's educational experience, goals, and campus engagement

Our residents will accomplish this by:

  • Establish relationships with peers, faculty, and staff to enhance learning
  • Integrate strategies to successfully achieve post-college plans
  • Identify university resources and personal strategies to support academic success 
  • Formulate a plan to achieve academic persistence

Self-Awareness & Societal Impact

Developing personal awareness to guide cross-cultural interactions and a sense of responsibility to effect positive change with regard to local and global communities.

Our residents will accomplish this by:

  • Discover personal values and beliefs 
  • Explore personal identities 
  • Engage in civic advocacy
  • Understand the impact of cultural awareness