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Residential College Symposium


October 7-9, 2024


Portland, Oregon


Residential College Symposium

The Residential College Symposium provides an opportunity for faculty and student affairs educators to expand their learning network, share knowledge, build community, and disseminate scholarship about the residential college experience. In 2024, the Symposium will be co-located with the ACUHO-I Academic Initiatives Conference in Portland, Oregon. Join us October 7-9, 2024, for an experience that will inform, engage, and inspire you.


Get Connected

Call for Programs

Share your insights at the Residential College Symposium. This is more than a chance to speak; it’s your platform for growth. The call for proposals’ priority deadline is June 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Submit a Proposal

This year, suggested topics include:

  • Best Practices for Searching for Faculty and Student Affairs Leadership in a Residential College. From intentional outcomes-driven searches to faculty members tapping their peers and everything in between. The search for the faculty lead or student affairs educator for a residential college runs the gamut. These sessions will touch on the process, practice, art, and science of residential college searches.
  • The Heart of the University: How Residential Colleges and Living-Learning Programs are Situated to Support Students in Coming Together in a Polarized World. Residential colleges as a space for collaborative learning and discussion. These sessions will dive into creating educational programs and opportunities for discussions.
  • Student Thriving & Flourishing: How the Residential College Experience Enhances Student Thriving, Belonging, and Builds Meaningful Relationships and Community.
  • Creating Inclusive Co-learning Environments Among Students, Faculty, and Administrators. Motivating and guiding students to co-create an inclusive living-learning environment that centers belonging and community.

Session types:

  • Traditional presentation: 45-minute presentation and 5-10 minutes for Q&A.
  • Panel discussion: 1-hour moderated discussion and conversation between panelists, or individuals with expertise or insight on the topic. Moderators are expected to guide the discussion and allow for audience Q&A.
  • Lunch and learn: host a 1-hour lunch table dialogue about the presenter’s research, program initiatives, or a discussion with colleagues.

Secure Your Travel Arrangements Early

We are excited to welcome attendees to Portland, Oregon. The Residential College Symposium will take place at the Hilton Portland Downtown.

Rates & Registration

Early (Until Sept. 6)Late (Sept. 7 – Oct. 7)
Regular$375 $450

The student rate is for full-time undergraduate or graduate students not serving in full-time higher education positions.

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