UCI Housing Staff learned about low-waste cooking during a Lunch and Learn Cooking Demo with Eco-chef Roger Feely. Photo Credit: Corey Tull, UCI

UCI Housing Staff learned about low-waste cooking during a Lunch and Learn Cooking Demo with Eco-chef Roger Feely. Photo Credit: Corey Tull, UCI.

UCI Student Housing would like to invite you to join their list of potential speakers and excursion hosts.

Each year Residence Life staff invite UCI faculty, staff, and community members to present in-hall programs for on-campus residents. We additionally seek out opportunities for field trips, community service, or professional staff engagement. Such partners are invited to share their research, skills, and insights on a variety of current topics. Co-curricular residence hall programming provides learning opportunities to create connections, develop skills, and supplement the knowledge and experiences gained in the classroom. This tool can greatly impact the personal growth of the 7,700 students in Student Housing as we help to maximize their potential.

Please fill out the online form and indicate your interest to offer a short presentation on:

  • current research or topics in sustainability,
  • a skill share or hands-on demonstration, from cooking to gardening and beyond,
  • a field trip, tour, or service opportunity,
  • or another appropriate topic.

General Guidelines for Programming

  • Students participate in a Sustainability Leadership Training program in front of Middle Earth Housing. Photo Credit: UCI.

    Students participate in a Sustainability Leadership Training program in front of Middle Earth Housing. Photo Credit: UCI.

    Most in-hall programs occur after 5:00 p.m. or on weekends. Professional staff engagement events will likely occur during working hours.

  • The speaking portion of presentations should be limited to no more than 20 minutes and actively engage listeners.
  • Speaking presentations are ideally paired with a hands-on activity, video, or other social component. Staff can assist with this and may have a small budget for supplies.
  • Residence Life staff will help you tie the theme of the program to at least one of five Student Affairs learning domains:
    • Civic and Community Engagement
    • Leadership Development
    • Diversity & Global Consciousness
    • Administrative & Professional Skills
    • Personal Responsibility
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For additional information, please contact Rachel Harvey, PhD, the Student Housing Sustainability Program Manager at raharvey@uci.edu or (949) 824-5263.

About Student Housing Sustainability Program

Student Housing embraces its unique access to the campus community with the goal of increasing environmental sustainability through education and agency of residents and employees throughout the department. Together we will serve as change agents and adopt a lifetime of behaviors that foster healthy environments, social justice, and economic viability.