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Residential Curriculum

Residential Education provides an intentional experience for all residents through the use of our residential curriculum. Academic engagement, interpersonal skills, global citizenship, and wellness 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 Housing & 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 global citizens who are holistically well, interpersonally competent, and academically engaged.

Learning Goals


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:

  • Develop personal habits that contribute to well-being
  • Expand personal strategies for transitioning through college
  • Demonstrate healthy habits pertaining to issues such as sleep, stress management and anxiety
  • Develop skills to enhance financial wellness

Interpersonal Skills

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

Our residents will accomplish this by:

  • Explore personal values and beliefs
  • Actively communicate to prevent and resolve conflict
  • Utilize communication methods that consider others' points of view and respect differences
  • Evaluate congruency between values and actions

Academic Engagement

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:

  • Integrate strategies for making a successful academic transition
  • Utilize university resources available to support academic success
  • Formulate a plan to successfully achieve career aspirations
  • Engage with faculty outside of the classroom to enhance learning

Global Citizenship

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

Our residents will accomplish this by:

  • Explore how multiple worldviews are shaped by cultural norms, values, beliefs, identity, and biases
  • Develop an understanding of bias, privilege, and oppressions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of local and global cultural differences
  • Participate in civic engagement in residential, campus, local, and global communities