Residency Support and Community Life

Residencies are powerful opportunities to engage intellectually, emotionally and socially. Goddard’s unique learning model emphasizes three domains:  Being, Knowing and Doing.  All three are important to a successful residency experience. Coming to residency means being outside of your normal routine beginning with sleeping and eating in an unfamiliar place.  For some this is a welcome and exciting opportunity.  For others this can create challenges that deserve advance attention.

Being, Knowing and Doing: be mindful, know what your resources are and do what you can to take care of yourself.

You are encouraged to come well rested and prepared with strategies for supporting your own well-being.  If you have a mindfulness or other spiritual practice, enjoy physical exercise, need quiet time to re-charge each day – make sure you have a plan in place. Our Office of Accessibility and Disability Support is prepared to help you anticipate what you will need to support your plan for a successful residency experience.

The residency is supported by a variety of people whose purpose it is to provide assistance to the students and faculty toward a productive and positive residency experience.  We are further supported by the Goddard’s Community Life Agreements that express our values as a living-learning community, as well as our behavioral norms and expectations.

Residency Support staff include the Help Desk and Campus Housing ( Dining Services, Housekeeping, Facilities and Campus Safety.  Additionally Goddard provides emotional health and well-being support, accessibility and disability support consultation as well as a variety of semester long academic support resources and staff.

In addition to providing direct services during the residency, Goddard strives to meet the learning needs of its diverse student body through a range of academic and student services.  Many of these staff and support services are available to students throughout the semester and include: