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Residential Curriculum

A successful first year student is one who learns to connect with both the academic and co-curricular/social aspects of his or her college environment.

What is a residential curriculum?

We at The College of New Jersey know there’s a strong correlation between campus engagement and academic success.  Students who are involved in activities and events are more likely to: form meaningful relationships with faculty and staff; appreciate academic concepts within meaningful social contexts; develop skills associated with both academic and social maturity; learn about social responsibility and what it means to live with others; be prepared for post-college careers; become engaged and thoughtful citizens; form lasting bonds with friends and fellow students; and most importantly, have a fun, meaningful and memorable college experiences.

Residential Education and Housing achieves these bold goals through a residential curriculum that focuses on:

community development

residential programming

community engaged learning

encouraging student involvement

– the first seminar program

– joining the Residence Hall Association