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Our commitment to Missouri S&T students
Living in the residence halls offers a unique social opportunity unlike most others. Whether you're studying for a midterm with floormates or bonding over community dinners, there are countless opportunities to connect with others in the halls and across campus. Our resident assistants help build these connections through informational meetings, group chats, and bulletin boards to keep you informed about your community.
While classes focus on preparing you for the workforce, residential life focuses on helping you improve your personal health and wellness. You'll have access to resources, both in the halls and on campus, designed to help you understand what it means to be well. From interacting with organizations like Miner Wellness and counseling services to in-hall programs focusing on mental and physical health, or even just speaking with your resident assistant one-on-one, our halls offer you a variety of tools to help you succeed both in and out of class.
Living on your own can be overwhelming, but the residence halls provide a safe environment for you to figure it out. You'll experience independent living and responsibilities while learning valuable communication skills through community meetings and roommate interactions designed to help you to express yourself in constructive and mindful ways. In addition, the residence halls help you tackle the professional world head-on through student leadership opportunities, career fair prep, and various campus resources.
Getting the most out of life at S&T
One of the easiest ways for you to experience everything residential life has to offer is on-campus residential learning communities. Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are specialized living environments that connect students based on special interests or experiences. Each LLC is unique and centered on a distinctive theme. Students who choose to live in an LLC have the opportunity to closely engage with campus faculty and partners, access to intentional events and programs, and dedicated staff members who work to make the community a success. Here's a list of the current LLCs along with the location in which the community is located.
The Honors LLC is designed for students who are selected for Missouri S&T's Honors Academy. As part of the Honors learning community, you will live and develop connections with other students enrolled in the Honors program on campus. Students will live together on the fourth floor of University Commons and participate in shared programs, field trips, and social activities including:
Helping you engage with your community
The tools you need to help you succeed
Study lounges are located on each floor in Thomas Jefferson, Residential Commons and University Commons, while Miner Village has a club house with study spaces available. Student lounges in the residential living areas are equipped with dry erase boards, tables, and chairs perfect for those evening review sessions.
Thomas Jefferson, the Residential College, and Miner Village all have CLC maintained through Information Technology. You can enjoy the convenience of having access to networked machines and printing you may use with your university printing quota.
Residential Life greatly values faculty involvement in the residential living areas. Connecting you to faculty outside of the classroom promotes a sense of community on campus. In addition, these interactions allow for you to feel more comfortable approaching faculty with academically related issues or concerns.
The LEAD Program provides learning forums to students who wish to increase their understanding of concepts and content in a wide variety of foundational courses. Thomas Jefferson and Residential Commons offer several LEAD sessions throughout the year in addition to the variety of sessions offered on campus. Learn more
Getting involved in Residential Life
If you're interested in a way to actively voice your opinions about facility improvements, room and board rates, and Residential Life policy, then Hall Government might be the route to pursue. Each residential complex has an elected officers and voting delegates known as a hall association. The officers and delegates of each hall association discuss issues in their respective complexes at meeting open to any and all residents of the complex. Representatives of each complex then report back to the Residence Hall Association (RHA), the governing body over all of the residential living areas. These organizations work to provide additional programming and events in each living area as well as provide feedback directly to the Department of Residential Life.
Interested in learning more about the hall association in your complex? Here is some additional information about each governing body.
Residential Life also offers a wide variety of student employment opportunities. From our desk workers who learn customer service skills while managing the front desks of the different complexes, to our residential assistants who build communities, resolve conflicts, and provide support in the residential areas, every student worker helps to make the residential experience at S&T. Here are some more details about the student staff positions available.
The Resident Assistant is an integral position within the Residential Life program. RAs live on each residence hall floor or community. Their role is to provide resources and support to help you succeed. They provide information targeted to address academic success, personal development, and professional growth among other topics. They help address any issues that may come up for you during your time living on campus and can direct you to the appropriate resources. One of the RA’s most important roles is it to connect with their residents in order to foster a sense of community on campus.
The Senior Resident Assistant position maintains the same duties as an RA. However the SRA is a second year staff member who also serves as a staff mentor for first year staff members. They are responsible for assisting in training and developing first year staff members on conflict mediation, policy enforcement, and community development.
Similar to the RA position, the PRA position is tasked with supporting students living on campus. The PRAs do this primarily through very targeted, intentional programs that they plan and implement in the different living areas. They are tasked with collaborating with various campus offices to put on events in the halls that touch on topics that are relevant to students at specific times of the year.
The Head Resident position is a student supervisor position given to a select number of returning staff members. HRs are responsible for assisting with the ongoing development and training of their area staff, assisting with RA hiring and selection processes, and assists the resident director of each area in the day-to-day operations of each residential area.
The Head Programmer position is a student supervisor position for the PRA staff. The HP assists PRAs with establishing and maintaining relationships with other campus departments for the sake of providing resources and programs to students. The HP also assists with the ongoing development and training of the PRA staff, as well as represents the department of residential life on various councils and committees across campus.
Each residential living area has front desks which serve as a point of contact for residents. Front desk workers provide customer service to students by assisting with mail, room lock-outs, equipment check-out, and contacting on-call staff in the event of emergencies.
The Senior Desk Assistant position assists in the overall supervision of the front desk. The SDA in each residential living area is responsible for: maintaining accurate records, assisting in the training and development of desk assistants, scheduling desk hours, and responding to concerns.