Residential education in higher education is an umbrella term for programs and initiatives that take place in residence halls or are affiliated with campus housing at postsecondary institutions. Living in a campus residence hall is believed to support student engagement and achievement. Residential education programs are intentionally designed to improve these outcomes and extend the college curriculum beyond classroom spaces. In residential education, the boundary between academic and nonacademic spaces on the college campus is obscured.

It is believed that when students live together they implicitly learn from each other through their shared day-to-day interactions. Residential education programs leverage these serendipitous learning experiences by creating formal programming targeted at improving these interactions and extending the curriculum of the institution into residence halls.

Residential education programs may be ...

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