Residential Experience Program
The Residential Experience Program provides a living environment in which first-year students have the resources and support to successfully transition from high school to college. This culture provides a solid foundation from which students will grow, learn, and progress toward successful completion of the baccalaureate degree. The faculty mentors assigned throughout each Residence hall building help students make stronger connections with the academic community.
Student Interaction Reports (SIRs)
In order to help students be successful, NDSU Residence Life has developed the Student Interaction Report, a process which involves a series of intentional discussions between the Resident Assistant and students. The intentional interactions between staff and students are designed to provide support and build community.
Academic Skill Development / Tutoring
Promoting tutoring opportunities for students in the residence halls is a collaborative effort between the Department of Residence Life and the Office of Student Success Programs. The Academic Collegiate Enhancement (ACE) Program offers subject-specific tutoring sessions based on the needs of the students. Maintaining a regular academic presence enhances the academic skill, ability, success, and motivation in the first-year population. For more information about the ACE Program, click here.
Welcome Week Activities
Residence Life participates with the Office of Student Success Programs, along with others, to develop Welcome Week. To expand on the orientation that occurs in the summer, a concentrated set of programs are offered for students in the fall. Not only does this give an opportunity for intentional socialization, but it also fosters a sense of pride in NDSU and creates traditions that will continue each year. Beyond the socialization, there are academic-focused sessions to make sure students get started on the right foot. For more information about NDSU’s Welcome Week, click here.