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Housing and Residence Life leads the charge on sense of belonging at OHIO

National studies have shown that the first seven weeks of fall semester is critical to students developing their sense of belonging at an institution, and Ohio University is no exception to this. As a division, Student Affairs has been discussing how to increase the student sense of belonging, and Housing and Residence Life is working to be a part of the solution through high-impact programming initiatives designed to engage students in building relationships with other Bobcats, campus partners, and the institution as a whole.

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Frank Robinson named Housing and Residence Life Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for 2019

Join the Housing and Residence Life (HRL) and Ohio University communities as Frank Robinson is recognized as the recipient of the HRL Distinguished Alumni Award during the department’s Homecoming Brunch on Saturday, Oct. 12 at The East End in Jefferson Hall.

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Save the Date for HRL's 2019 Homecoming Brunch

Join us in celebrating OHIO during the HRL Homecoming brunch!

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Residence hall renovations, upgrades and demolitions coming Summer 2019

On May 6, renovations will begin in several residence hall across the Athens campus as Housing and Residence Life invests over $17.6 million in upgrades, improvements and demolitions.

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HRL Foundation Supports Professional Development Opportunity for Graduate Student

“When I first started work as a hall director, addressing student conduct intimidated me. At the time, I thought the process was more of a punishment than an educational opportunity for students,” shared OHIO Graduate Resident Director Michael Brannigan. However, with experience, addressing conduct of residence hall students became a passion for Brannigan, seeing it not only as an occasion to enforce policy but to show care for students.

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50 years of the Convo: A keeper of OHIO memories, moments and milestones

Ohio University is often referred to as “a singular place” — made up of many little places that are held near and dear to the hundreds of thousands of members of the Bobcat family. For the past 50 years, one of those places has emerged as a gateway to OHIO’s Athens campus, a stunning focal point for aerial views of the community and a keeper of memories shared among those who have experienced this singular place.

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Housing and Residence Life to recruit at The Placement Exchange

On March 6, representatives from OHIO’s Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) will be in the Golden State attending a premier, national recruitment event, The Placement Exchange (TPE) Onsite. Representatives hope to recruit candidates for the resident director position for the 2019-20 Academic Year.

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Student Affairs names Zach Swope Employee of the Semester

Jan. 14 marks the start of a new semester for returning students, but university staff have been preparing for their arrival for weeks. Among the many departments readying for Spring 2019 is an incredibly energetic Department of Housing and Residence Life (HRL), whose cheers could be heard from far outside of Morton Hall's auditorium as they held their spring staff meeting on Jan. 9.

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Former resident assistants reflect on experiences, benefits of serving students

An essential part of OHIO’s living-learning experience, OHIO’s resident assistants (RAs) help students academically and socially, referring them to on-campus resources and a fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

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Planning for OHIO’s first residential curriculum is underway

Students in Ohio University’s residence halls will soon experience a shift in residential programming, as Housing and Residence Life embarks on developing the university’s first residential curriculum. The first version of OHIO’s curricular approach will be implemented in Fall 2019, providing residents with intentional educational strategies that better align with the division’s stated learning outcomes.

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