Residential Curriculum



Florida Atlantic Housing & Residential Education provides our residents with an intentional experience through our Residential Curriculum. Built upon the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, our Residential Curriculum seeks to teach our students basic life skills so that they can succeed beyond their collegiate career. The Eight Dimensions of Wellness include Intellectual, Emotional, Social, Physical, Spiritual, Occupational, Financial, and Environmental.  

The curriculum is present in everything our department does; which includes intentional conversations (Owl Chats), Floor Engagement Programs, Traditions, Desk Initiatives, and much more. The curriculum guides our student staff throughout the academic year and serves our students as we seek to adhere to our department's mission of providing and enhancing skills for life-long learning.  

Eight Dimensions of Wellness Graphic


We will be offering incentives for you to get and stay involved in the Residential Education Model (REM). At the end of each semester we will be doing giveaways for students that participate in REM. Examples of ways to get involved in REM are attend convocation, go to a floor dinner, attend an athletic event, and attend an internship fair! Make sure that you sign up in Owl Central ( and talk to your RA for more details.

Owl Chats

Owl Chats are guided conversations between Resident Assistants and residents. RAs are provided with specific themes that they are encouraged to discuss with residents to ensure they are doing well in school, getting involved on campus, taking care of their wellbeing, and exploring new cultures.

Owl Chats

Bulletin Boards

Bulletin Boards

Resident Assistants update these crucial resources once per month with structured material designed by Professional Staff. Students are encouraged to periodically check their floors Bulletin Board to ensure they are up to date on resources, events, updates, etc.

Floor Engagement

Resident Assistants plan two Community Events per semester, and these offer a wonderful opportunity to residents to come together to meet other students in their community or at a minimum, get some free food!

Community Events

Building Wide Traditions

Area and Building Wide Traditions

Each Residence Hall’s Community Council plans two Building Wide Traditions per semester. These events are large scale events or initiatives that revolve around a common theme and provide residents and opportunity to engage with their community leaders.


First-Year Experience     

Upper-Class Experience   



Residential Education offers an unparalleled level of access to the FAU experience. Our staff provides individualized engagement through peer-to-peer interactions so that each resident will be supported through an expanded network leading to graduation.


Leadership Opportunities

  • Resident Assistants
  • Community Councils
  • Resident Student Association (RSA)
  • National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)


  • 24/7 Main Desk operations
  • Swipe access only entrances, some with floor only swipe access
  • Three layers of on-call emergency response system


  • Get Wise!
  • Academic Outreach
  • Resident Assistants
  • Business and Professional Woman’s Scholarship House

Resident Student Association

We are the advocates, programmers, and provide guidance for the students of the residence halls. Don't worry there are plenty of spots, jobs, and volunteer positions for you to join us! Every year we are allocated money from both the Department of Housing and Residential Education and Student Government. With these funds we put on various programs for the residents to attend! We also take all your comments, questions, and concerns to the department for them to be addressed! But most of all we are here to make your transition into your new living arrangements enjoyable and unforgettable.

Resident Student Association

National Residence Hall Honorary

NRHH is a premiere honorary organization dedicated to recognizing the top 1% of leaders living in the residence halls. NRHH acknowledges those leaders who always go above and beyond the call of duty making their collegiate experience living in the RESIDENCE HALL more than living in a "dorm". NRHH was founded on the four pillars, in which each member strives to achieve through excellence in SCHOLASTICS, role models of SERVICE, bestowals of RECOGNITION, and exercises of LEADERSHIP.

National Residence Hall Honorary