Residence Life Programming

group of students attended Cosmic Bowling event Bowling Night at Jamestown Bowling Company

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

students attend Buffalo Sabres game 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. 

students participate in CAPP program CAPP Programming

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

students attend college park picnic College Park Picnics

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

dodgeball game in action Dodgeball Tournaments and Pool Parties

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

students participate in Dress for Success Fashion Show  Dress for Success Interview Attire Fashion Show

Our annual Dress for Success Fashion Show encourages students to stand out from the competition in the professional world. Hillside Suites residents hit the runway modeling business casual and business professional attire from Maurice's at the Warren Commons and Bon-Ton at the Chautauqua Mall. The event demonstrates how to dress professionally while also offering interviewing tips and advice.

group of students play a basketball game Evening Court Time

For residents who wish to play basketball in a non-league atmosphere, Res 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 utilize the 2nd floor gym equipment and track.

students play laser tag  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. 

group of students sit down to a Thanksgiving meal Holiday Parties and Celebrations

The Res Life Holiday Parties provide residents with the opportunity to create crafts, play games, and enjoy delicious snacks. The staff also like to provide holiday meals and activities for the students who are not able to be home with their families for the holidays (such as Thanksgiving and Easter). 

 students grill while tailgating Tailgating at Jayhawk Games

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

 group of students in pink for breast cancer walk Making Strides to End Breast Cancer

The Hillside Suites Res 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 walk 3.2 miles in the Making Strides to End Breast Cancer event, also held at JCC.

students perform at Open Mic night

Musical Expressions

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

students admire artwork submitted to the exhibit

Hillside Art Exhibition

Enjoy expressing your creativity in paintings, drawings, or even sculptures? Residents are able to present their brilliant works of art to their fellow residents in the Hillside Art Exhibition. Nestled in the Quiet Lounge, residents are able to browse the pieces of art while enjoying the comfort of the fireplace and snacking on various refreshments.