Academic Services

Mission of Housing & Residential Education

We provide exceptional facilities and a caring staff who create an environment where students become responsible members of their community. We promote academic excellence, respect for individual differences and engage students in the life of the university.

Student Learning

The Department of Housing & Residential Education maintains its buildings and builds its programs and services to help students achieve their educational goals. We believe that students need comfortable, safe spaces in order to reach the high expectations faculty have for students. This is why academic resources are brought into the halls, and why you will see bulletin boards and programs on academic success held wherever you live on campus. Below are some highlights of the services we provide to help you achieve success in your academics.

Residential Learning Communities (RLCs)

The Department of Housing & Residential Education offers RLCs formed around specific majors or interests, and additional Theme communities. Students who live in these environments find it easy to form study groups, meet other students that will be in their same classes, and meet faculty within their major or interest area. For more information on our RLCs, please visit our Residential Learning Communities webpage.

Faculty Connections

Each Residence Hall has a group of faculty that will occasionally come to the halls to put on programs to help students be successful academically, and to just meet students and have fun with interesting programs or day-trips. Research shows that the more meaningful connections students have with faculty, the more likely they are to rate their college experience highly and graduate. If you have a faculty member you’d like to come to your hall, please contact Brad Shade, Director of Residential Education, at 351-2686 or brad.shade@unco.edu. During the 2009-2010 academic year, a new program was created called "Faculty In Residence". This program has been very successful and is a way for students to interact with faculty members outside the classroom. Visit our webpage for more information on this program

Academic Recognition Reception

Each year students living on campus who earn a 3.0 GPA or higher in the fall semester are invited to our annual Academic Recognition Reception. This is a celebration of students’ hard work and dedication to their studies. Each student is invited to nominate a faculty member for an award, and these awards are cherished by faculty in every department at Northern Colorado. Study hard, and hopefully we’ll see you at this event next Spring!

Tutoring for students - How the Center Works

The ASA Tutoring Center is located in the lower level of the Michener Library in room L149 and is open weekdays.

Students should schedule appointments in person at the receptionist’s desk in the Office of Academic Support & Advising (Michener L149).  A UNC student ID is required in order to schedule the first tutoring appointment.  Appointments for tutoring are strongly recommended; walk-in slots are subject to availability. Both group and individual tutoring sessions are available.
For more information, please contact the Tutoring Center at (970) 351-1904.