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Residential Learning

Towers Learning Centers serve as a space in which our Academic Mentor staff can provide peer-to-peer academic support during evening hours. Our Learning Centers are study centers where both first-year and upper-class students can drop in during posted office hours for academic related questions or concerns. The Academic Mentor staff assist students in transitioning to the collegiate academic experience through academic programming and 1:1 interactions designed to help students build positive academic skills and habits that contribute to academic success. Academic Mentors do not answer academic advising related questions, but they can help you locate resources and connect with your assigned advisor.

The first-year residential experience is a series of programs that complement the University’s First Year Experience initiatives such as UNI 100, Week of Welcome, and First-Year Seminars. FYRE programs are designed to support a successful transition to the collegiate environment and the development of connections with faculty, staff, and other students. A schedule of FYRE events is posted at the beginning of each semester.

Marshall’s Residential Curriculum

Our Educational Priority: Housing and Residence Life provides intentional programs, initiatives, and services that promote academic engagement, self-discovery, interpersonal development, and prepare students to participate as citizens of local and communities.

academic-engagementAcademic Engagement Academic Engagement is a student’s ability to take ownership of their learning and the development of habits that contribute to academic success at Marshall.
self-discoverySelf-Discovery Self-discovery is a student’s process of developing greater personal awareness and an understanding of who they are as an individual within society.
local-and-global-citizenshipLocal and Global Citizenship Local and Global Citizenship is a student’s awareness of issues impacting the local and global communities in which they belong as well as the desire and ability to make positive contributions to these communities.

interpersonal-competenceInterpersonal Competence

Interpersonal competence is a student’s ability to form positive and authentic relationships with others.

Housing and Residence Life staff utilize diverse strategies to meet the goals of our curriculum. These strategies include, but are not limited to, the following interactions we have with students: structured Living-Learning Communities, floor meetings and community standards meetings, Resident Advisor and Academic Mentor 1:1 Conversations, conduct follow-up meetings, roommate agreements and mediations, student leadership programs (Hall Council, NRHH, and Residence Hall Association), social media and bulletin boards, and numerous programs hosted by faculty, professional hall staff, and our para-professional hall staff.