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Events & Programming

Residence Life Programming

2015 Halloween
RAs dressing up for Halloween

The Residence Life staff work very hard to make your experience living on-campus enjoyable and fun! The Resident Assistant (RA) staff plan many events and programs on campus or in the nearby community. We encourage all of the students living on-campus to come out to an event or program!

Some past events have included:

  • New Student Meet & Greet
  • Movies at Penns Landing
  • 76ers games
  • DHRL Halloween Mixer
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Chinese New Year Celebration
  • And much, much more!

Upcoming Residence Life Events

April

Come down to the Martin Basement Lounge to decorate your own flower pot and plant a sustainable plant. Test your artistic abilities and your green thumb. Hope to see you there! For more information please contact either Aaron Flanders (Orlowitz RA) or Clara Slight (Martin RA).

Sign-up now either in OHRL or HERE (via Google Doc) to take part in this great event that is happening on Friday, April 13th! Proceeds from sign-ups/event day fundraising will all go to the charity designated by the winning team. Winners will also get a small gift! Pizza, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided, BYOB for 21+. All residents are welcome and encouraged to donate to the charity jar that will also go toward the winning charity. $5/person or $10/team. Pay at OHRL upon sign-up or Venmo RA Nick (Nick-Bert).

For more information please contact either Abby Nelson (Martin RA), Nick Bertinato (Orlowitz RA), or Kyle Smith (Martin RA).

Join us at 1:00pm for this relaxing event! This event will be centered around a short off-campus field trip to Reading Terminal Market to get some loose leaf tea as well as yummy desserts. After the trip the group will then return to campus and go to the Barringer Rooftop Deck to enjoy aforementioned tea and dessert while socializing with each other.

For more information please contact Jordyn Tumas, Orlowitz RA.

“Mind Games”--A Unique Educational Event to Advance Relationship Violence and Abuse (RVA) Awareness This professional play brings to life the dynamics encountered in Relationship Violence and Abuse (RVA). The unique experience engages audiences with dramatization of a relationship from start to finish. Performed by Spanner in the Works Theater Company (SITW) which was established in Ireland in 1998. They bring 20 years of experience in theatre and workshops with leadership by Patricia Downey, internationally acclaimed director and writer. The play is facilitated by Every Great Reason (EGR), a nonprofit foundation which has brought RVA Awareness programs to over one million people. “Every person has Every Great Reason to live, truly be alive and lead a wonderful life.” The foundation was started by Ellen Gregory Robb’s brother Gary Gregory after she was brutally murdered by her husband in 2006. Ellen is an alumna of Philadelphia University. More information can be found at www.everygreatreason.org.

This event will take place on the East Falls Campus at the Kanbar Performance Space on Sunday, April 15th at 4:00pm. Transportation to the East Falls campus will be provided. 

For more information please contact Ken Lastowka, Assistant Director of Residence Life. 

Come out to the Lubert Plaza (rain location: Barringer Lobby) from 11:30am - 1:00pm to create a shirt to be displayed on the "Clothesline Project."  

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. "The Clothesline Project" is a nation-wide effort to increase education and awareness of acts of sexual violence. A table will be setup with t-shirts, paint and other materials for you to express your message of inspiration, courage, pain, sadness or joy. If you are a victim of sexual violence or a person who has been affected by it, we invite you to stop and make a shirt. All shirts created will then be on display at the end of the month as a visual statement to bring awareness to the issues.

Come out to the Lubert Plaza (rain location: Barringer Lobby) from 1:00pm - 3:00pm to create a shirt to be displayed on the "Clothesline Project."  

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. "The Clothesline Project" is a nation-wide effort to increase education and awareness of acts of sexual violence. A table will be setup with t-shirts, paint and other materials for you to express your message of inspiration, courage, pain, sadness or joy. If you are a victim of sexual violence or a person who has been affected by it, we invite you to stop and make a shirt. All shirts created will then be on display at the end of the month as a visual statement to bring awareness to the issues.

Come check out OHRL's Earth Day Festival! REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. Plant your own herbs in a repurposed soup can. Bring an old t-shirt and learn how to make it into a reusable bag! Play a trivia game for your chance to win a Jefferson water bottle! All this, fun and food! Join us outside in the Orlowitz Courtyard from 6:00pm - 8:00pm as we celebrate Earth Day.

For more information please contact either Abby Nelson (Martin RA) or Patrick Pauls (Barringer RA). 

"The Clothesline Project" is a nation-wide effort to increase education and awareness of acts of domestic violence and interpersonal relationship violence. On select dates and times, tables were setup in the residence hall lobbies with t-shirts, paint and other materials.

Each t-shirt’s color represents a different type of violence…

WHITE for those who have died of violence:

YELLOW or BEIGE for those who have been battered or assaulted;

RED, PINK or ORANGE for those who have been raped or sexually assaulted;

BLUE or GREEN for the survivors of incest or child sexual abuse;

PURPLE or LAVENDER for those attacked because of their sexual orientation;

Students were asked to design a shirt in honor of someone they know who has been affected by violence or to express their message of inspiration, courage, pain, sadness or joy. This clothesline is to act as a visual statement to raise awareness around the issues of domestic violence, interpersonal relationship violence, and sexual assault. 

Sign-up in OHRL or online HERE to take the final class in the self-defense series. Prior attendance is not required. Come out and learn some new ways to defend yourself. The class will be from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in JAH's Center Atrium. This is a collaboration between OHRL and TJU Student Affairs.

For more information please contact either Jordyn Tumas (Orlowitz RA) or Khalid Srour (Martin RA).

Office of Student Life & Engagement

Besides events and programs hosted by the Residence Life staff, DHRL often collaborates with the Office of Student Life and Engagement or helps to promote their calendar of events. The Office of Student Life and Engagement has several opportunities for students to get involved on campus outside of the residence halls. Make sure to check out their upcoming events if you are looking for something to do around campus!