Social Engagement & Activities

One of the best aspects of living on campus is the social engagement, residential activities and events.

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Residential Programs

Each hall delivers a program of events. These programs are unique to each hall, however there are some which are common. There are also MRS wide events to  encourage residents from all halls to connect.

Depending on the current level of restrictions, residential support programs including orientation and social events may look a little different, as we continue to adapt our operations in response to COVID-19. Certain events or programs may be delivered in innovative ways, and we encourage you to make the most of the opportunities available to engage with your community.

Check out some of the residential programs run in 2020.

Daniel Van Tubbergh
October 2020

"As a person who thrives off meeting new people face to face and getting to know them that way, I was conscious that government and health restrictions might impact this aspect of living on-campus. Fortunately, the programs and activities run by MRS, the Res Support Team, and the Hall Society have made the year significantly easier.

So far, my favourite event has been run by the Hall Society through the House Party app. This gave me the chance to video call with other residents from around the hall, play games with them and get to know them better. This was honestly so fun and allowed me to meet and connect with so many new people!

Another amazing event has been the fortnightly live streams hosted by one of the residential advisors. This is usually held during dinner time on Sunday and involves the host talking about all thing’s hall related and chatting with other residents. This made me feel like I was having dinner with my family and really rounded off my week on a high note!

Despite not being able to interact with other residents physically, the Residential Support Team, and the Hall Society have adapted the programs and engagement opportunities  and have done an amazing job of helping myself and other residents build connections throughout the hall. These programs have honestly managed to help retain the sense of community which we live on campus for!"

When there are no health related restrictions in place many of the activities are also built around the community coming together to share a meal and some of the different residential programs and activities include: