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Student staff take part in training together. Credit: Arabella Napier

Student Staff Training

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Training is a priority for our Residential Education team to help prepare student staff for success. As a result of participating in training, student staff will practice and achieve proficiency in our ResX core principles

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As a result of participating in training, student staff will practice and achieve proficiency in our ResX core principles.

ResX Core Principles

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion rooted in Cultural Humility 
  • Community & Belonging
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Intellectual & Personal Development
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Attendance and participation throughout student staff training is a requirement as outlined in your staff agreement.

Terms and Obligations

Per the Undergraduate Residential Student Staff Terms and Obligations of Appointment 2022-23, all staff must:

  • Attend and participate in all training and retreats required for all student staff (even those who have previously attended) and for assigned residence. This includes but is not limited to training prior to the start of your student staff role, and supplemental training sessions throughout the academic year.
  • Attend training, retreats, and classes in person when required to do so.
  • Complete required online or alternative format training and classes when required to do so.
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Important Training & Move-in Dates

Student Staff Move-in

  • Labor Day Weekend
    • Saturday, September 3 – Monday, September 5

Student Staff Training

  • Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, September 9
  • Monday, September 12 – Thursday, September 15

Please expect to be in contact with your RF or GRA about a staff retreat.

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Schedule Overview

Week One

Week Two

Neighborhood-based group sessions with campus partners and resources are primarily scheduled throughout the first week. These sessions represent the foundational values and core competencies for all student staff. 

Role specific training or Track Training for ETAs, RA-Cs, and RA-Os to allow learning and application of role specific and house specific content.

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Questions about Training

If you have questions about your ability to participate fully in training, please reach out to your Neighborhood Program Director (NPD).




S + A

Melissa Keightley

T + F

Richard Duncan

D + O

Racheal Yates

N + R

Andrew Gray


Please email if you have documented accommodations that should be considered.

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More information about training, including a detailed schedule, will be sent to student staff over summer from our Residential Training team. For general questions about training, reach out to us.