RA Resources

Grab a Bulletin Board!


Here are some bulletin board ideas.  Check out

for ready-made bulletin boards.  (They're getting old, so check to make sure it hasn't been used on your wing recently.)  The best thing to do is identify a need on your wing (partying, disordered eating, videogaming, etc.) and post up new, exciting information about that topic with photos, drawings, graphs, you name it!  You don't have to put a research paper up there.  A handful of stunning statistics with a few eye-catching images is all you need!  A handy list of "For more information, check out..." doesn't hurt.  Or tell them to come see YOU--even better!


Alphabetized by subject and/or title.  Peruse and use as you will.  All of these and more are on www.residentassistant.com.  A whole NEW batch of bulletin boards can be found at www.reslife.net.  Also check out the Helpful Resources page for more links!

101 Tools for Tolerance
A-Team Bulletin Board  (Post residents 'A' papers, exams, etc. for all to see)
The ABC's of the Birds and the Bees
The ABC's of Dreams 
A Year To Remember

Award Show Mania

Be a Star--Get Involved Bulletin Board
Birthday Tree

Beautiful Babies Bulletin Board
Black History Month Trivia Board
Board of Free speech
Body Awareness Bulletin Board
"Bored Board"
Campus Organizations, Birthdays, and Resident Spotlight - Three semi permanent boards you can update throughout the year
Celebrate Diversity Bulletin Board  This board encourages diversity awareness within a community. It allows residents to learn more about one another and broaden their definitions of diversity.
Celebrity Island 
Challenger Shuttle Bulletin Board (Good for Jan.)

Cheers Bulletin Board
Choose Your Poison  
Classes to Take, Classes to Skip - This interactive board allows residents to share advice on classes
College is a trip  
College Movies - Use images from popular college movies to show the facts and myths about college life.
Coloring Board  
Community Center 
Congratulations, Happy Birthday & Programming Board
Diversity Bulletin Board 

Diversity Collage
Express Yourself 
Finals Class Help

Get On Board
Get to know you bulletin board
Give Thanks Board
Happy Birthday Casey (Alcohol Awareness/Education/Drunk Driving) 
Harry Potter Sorting Bulletin Board
Have a nice day bulletin Board
Have you gone A-Wall?
Harry Potter  Hogwarts School  
Haunted Places   
Health and Wellness Board
If a picture is worth a thousand words... then what would these say?
Information Highway
International Sounds 
Internet Addiction/Internet Dating  

January is National Puzzle Month!  
Leap Into Your Freshman Year!
Let's go to the movies 
Love Is... Love Isn't...
Luv Gluv Board (for Pizza and Condoms Party)
Magnetic... err... Tape Poetry
Make Your Mark On Campus   
Mental Floss - This continuous interactive board can be a semester-long feature on your floor.
"Moods: and you feel..." Bulletin Board

Make Mama Proud! (Academic success pride board)
National Soup Month (January)
Neighbor Trivia   
One Last Drink
Open Your Eyes to Islam
Interactive Paper Poetry Board 

Phenomenal Women  Presidential Elections 2000 - Be informed!
President's Day Bulletin Board (February)
Putting the Pieces together   
Sex, Lies, and Videotape - Using images from magazines, this bulletin board highlights issues dealing with body image, including facts about eating disorders
Share the Love
Sharing Bulletin Board
Spring Break Ideas   
These Are The Gifts You Are Giving Yourself When You Smoke (Christmas)
True Beauty   
Uniformity is boring!
Useless Facts  
Valentine Charity BB 
Valentine's Day, Anti-Valentine's Day Bulletin Board

You Might Be a College Student If...
Ways To Show You Care Bulletin Board 
Ways to Say I Love You  
Weather Board - Keep your residents updated on current weather
What's In A Name  
What Do You Think Bulletin Board

Where In the World Have You Been?  
While You Were Gone On Break
Who do you love?  Valentine 
Who, Where and What do you Love?  
Women at Work
Women's History Month Bulletin Board
WonderWall Bulletin Board
Zodiac/Astronomy Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board 


People take great pride in beautifying their boards every month or two.  Regardless of your taste or your R.D.'s expectations, residents do notice.  It's a blank space that looks like there is supposed to be something there.  Use it.  Use it for the residents who don't come to programs.  It's called "Passive Programming" and it can create community like you wouldn't believe.  It gets people talking about issues you post up, or about each other.  It makes them think.  For example, there's a great bulletin board at residentassistant.com called "One Last Drink."  Powerful stuff about college students in alcohol-related deaths.  Check it out--there are many, many ways to get people connected.  Think outside the box.  You were hired because you can. 

Bulletin boards: Way more than just cork and staples. 

bulletin board

"The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way."
- Henry Miller

You've got a captured audience!