In 1967, members of NACURH lobbied the United States Congress to designate a National Residence Hall Month. Although these student leaders were unsuccessful 54 years ago, NACURH and its affiliates have been celebrating residence halls through NACURH Residence Hall Month (NRHM) ever since.

NRHM has gone through many changes in its history, moving between at least three different months, having differently themed weeks, and more, but the heart of NRHM has been the same since its creation: to celebrate and recognize the role that residence halls play in student success.

To students living on-campus, residence halls provide more than simply a place to sleep. Residence halls are home to enriching programming, meaningful personal support, and a community not easily replicated. In short, residence halls are home to countless students at institutions of higher education across the globe.

During NRHM, NACURH recognizes four focus areas critical to the residence hall and student leadership experiences: Advocacy, Service, Leadership, and Recognition. Traditionally, each focus area is assigned a week during the month of November, giving direction to programming and initiatives that institutions coordinate for NRHM. This year, we’re taking that same concept and mission, and trying something new.

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