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Residential Learning

Residential learning at William & Mary is designed to complement the academic experience and are based on the five outcomes below. 

A dropdown list detailing the five residential learning outcomes.
Life Skills

Residents will be able to identify and utilize campus and community resources in order to develop skills that enhance academic success and personal well-being.  

Demonstrated by: 

  1. The ability to identify academic and community resources.
  2. The ability to utilize these resources to support their academic success and personal well-being.
  3. The ability to share awareness of these resources with others.
Connections

Residents will create their place in the W&M community through intentional interactions that create a caring community and nurture a sense of belonging. 

Demonstrated by: 

  1. The ability to identify opportunities to engage with others.
  2. The ability to intentionally connect with a diverse range of campus communities.  
  3. The ability to recognize how their campus connections positively contribute to their William & Mary experience.
Well-being

Residents will flourish in a community that embraces the 8 dimensions of wellness. 

Demonstrated by: 

  1. The ability to identify the 8 dimensions of wellness.
  2. The ability to utilize campus resources to support their personal wellness.
  3. The ability to understand how well-being effects their academic and personal success.
  4. The ability to design individualized well-being strategies. 
Community Living 

Residents will be engaged members in their community, create environments of respect, and resolve conflict with civility.  

Demonstrated by:  

  1. The ability to identify individual and community values that contribute to respectful and inclusive communities.
  2. The ability to create a shared set of values for their living community. 
  3. The ability to address actions that conflict with these values in a respectful and civil manner.
Inclusivity 

Residents will cultivate an appreciation for differences that emphasizes empathy and respect for each other. 

Demonstrated by: 

  1. The ability to recognize that every member of the campus community should be valued and respected.
  2. The ability to respectfully discuss how lived experiences contribute to an individual's values and viewpoints.
  3. The ability to positively contribute to a campus community that embraces diverse perspectives and supports the uniqueness of every individual. These outcomes guide our commitment to residents as they navigate their academic pursuits.  Residence Life supports residents as they explore their unique passions, create meaningful relationships, and deepen their understanding of self and others. 

These outcomes guide our commitment to residents as they navigate their academic pursuits.  Residence Life supports residents as they explore their unique passions, create meaningful relationships, and deepen their understanding of self and others.