The full college experience

Hillside Suites programming provides residents the opportunity to meet new people, experience new things, and a chance to relax and take a study break. In addition to off-campus outings, we have many activities in the residence halls and around campus.


Check out what we do and where we go!

Bowling Night at Jamestown Bowling Company

Residence life teams up with the Jamestown Bowling Company to offer nights of free bowling for residents.

Buffalo Sabres games

Residents purchase discounted Buffalo Sabres Student Surge tickets provided by Residence Life to see the Sabres take on their opponent at the First Niagara Center.

CAPP programming

A guest from the YWCA Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) program presents different programs for students. The various events include: "What is Sexuality," "Future Planning," and "Girls' Night: Self Body Image."

College Park picnics

Throughout the year, both the Hall Council and the Residence Life staff host various events at the beautiful Hundred Acres Lot, located just down the street from Hillside Suites.Typically, the events involve a delicious s’more roast!

Dodgeball tournaments and pool parties

Evening and weekend dodgeball tournaments and pool parties are always a huge hit.

Evening court time

For residents who wish to play basketball in a non-league atmosphere, Residence Life hosts an open court on most Sunday nights. In addition to competitive games, residents are able to spend time shooting around or participating in ferocious slam dunk contests, as well use the 2nd floor gym equipment and track.

Gateway Center

Residence Life sponsors free afternoons of laser tag at the Jamestown Gateway Center. Each resident plays one game of laser tag, eats pizza, and plays pool, human foosball, air hockey, and Wii games. On top of having a great time, residents can also make connections for future volunteer opportunities at the Center.

Holiday parties and celebrations

The Residence Life holiday parties provide residents with the opportunity to create crafts, play games, and enjoy delicious snacks. The staff also likes to provide holiday meals and activities for the students who are unable to be home with their families for the holidays (such as Thanksgiving and Easter). 

Making Strides to End Breast Cancer

The Hillside Suites Residence Life staff organizes a series of extremely successful fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, which is dedicated to cancer research and awareness. Residents form teams and take part in numerous volleyball and dodgeball games which allowe residents to donate money to the cause. In October, Hillside Suites residents are invited to walk 3.2 miles in the Making Strides to End Breast Cancer event, also held at JCC.

Musical expressions

The Residence Life staff, in coordination with Hall Council, provide residents with opportunities to express themselves vocally. Through open mic nights, karaoke nights, and a Hillside Idol competition, residents show their spectacular and creative vocal abilities.

Tailgating at Jayhawk games

During baseball and soccer seasons, Residence Life staff offer free hot dogs, burgers, and snacks to residents who come out to support their fellow Jayhawks.

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Contact Residence Life

Jamestown Campus
(Hamilton Collegiate Center)

800.388.8557 ext. 1188 or 716.338.1188