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Residential Education

 

Residential Curriculum

One of the fundamental charges of the Bentley University Residential Center is to ensure that learning remains a pivotal part of the residential experience. Each residence hall on campus plays an important role in promoting students’ social, emotional, and intellectual development.  We strive to foster atmospheres within our residence halls that help students expand upon their academic experiences in the classroom.  Our educational priority outlines the learning students should expect from their residential experience through a variety of engagement strategies identified by the department.  

Our Educational Priority: Students living at Bentley University will become active organizational leaders engaged in their residential community. 

Students living in the residence halls will benefit from: 

  • Developing a sense of SELF
  • Building CONNECTIONS
  • Belonging to a COMMUNITY

 

Residential Center Staff 

Support is available to you from the Residential Center staff 24/7 during the academic year.  Your experience is important to us and we will do our best to make your first year a successful one at Bentley University. 

Resident Assistants (RAs)

Resident Assistants are student leaders who oversee and provide resources to your floor.  RAs assist students in creating safe, compassionate, and inclusive communities in the residence halls.  RAs serve as referrals to several campus resources and educate on appropriate behaviors associated with living on campus. RAs are available every evening starting at 7:30pm either by Duty Cell phone or within the hall offices (during posted office hour times).  Learn more about the RA position

Residence Directors (RDs)

Residence Directors are professional staff living within the halls who oversee the daily operations, leadership, community development, and conduct needs of your residence halls. They also act as a direct referral to resources you may need while living on campus.  Meet the Professional Staff

 

Learning Strategies

The Residential Staff, both Professional Residence Directors and Resident Assistants, promote growth within the residential experience.  In an effort to develop individual students, residential floors, and residentail communities, the Residential Center has established the strategies listed below to successfully reach our Residential Center learning outcomes. 

Individual Students

  • Individual Interactions
  • Roommate Agreements
  • Roommate Mediations
  • Conduct Meetings
  • Room Condition Reports/ Check in Process
  • Hall Council Exec Board Leadership Advising
  • RA Supervision

Floor

  • Floor Meetings
  • Bulletin Boards and Door Decorations
  • Floor Mediations
  • Faculty Connections
  • Programming (Resident Engagement/ Campus Community)
    • Critical Thinking and Conduct
    • Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Skills
    • Diverse Interactions and Social Justice
    • Connections to the Curriculum and University Resources
  • Defined Communities
    • FYA: Social Justice, Honors, WLC, Wellness, Arts
    • Sophomore: Service Learning. Emerging Leaders
    • Juniors: The Global Living Community

Residential Area: Buildings and Clusters

  • Area Wide Programming
    • First Year: Dinner with Academic Dean Series
    • Sophomore: Advising in the Halls
    • Junior/ Senior: Life Skills Workshop Series
  • Hall Council Programming
  • Building Meetings
  • RD Conduct Meetings

Bentley University and Beyond

  • Campus Community Sponsored Events:
    • Consent Day, Diversity Programming and Dialogue
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Residence Hall Association Advising and Programming