Residential Experience

The residential community provides you with opportunities to interact with a variety of people. Start by getting to know your roommate, and then get to know your neighbors. Before long you’ll have a network of new friends on campus!

Your residential community leadership

Here are some of the staff who help you adapt to your new home:

  • Residence life coordinators (RLCs) are professional staff members who live in each residence hall. They train and work with the RAs and oversee the administration of the building.
  • Resident advisors (RAs) are student leaders who live on residence hall floors and in campus apartments. They are trained to provide leadership to the residents and plan activities and programs.
  • Hall councils are comprised of students in the residence hall who oversee the hall’s budget, plan activities, and represent a residence hall at Student Senate meetings. You may choose to become a hall council member and represent your floor at the meetings.
  • Student ministry coordinators (SMCs) live in the halls and focus on the development of students’ spiritual needs.

Resident advisors (RAs)

The position of resident advisor requires a diverse set of skills. Find out more, including how to apply to become an RA.

Questions about residence life?

Send questions or comments to reslife@spu.edu or call 206-281-2043.

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