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Residence Life Conference 2021

9:00 AM Nov 19 - 5:00 PM Nov 21, 2021

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UTM Student Housing & Residence Life is excited to host OACUHO student staff at the first ever virtual Residence Life Conference (RLC) set to take place November 19-21, 2021. We are excited to announce the Residence Life Conference 2021 theme of Onward Together.

This theme fundamentally is meant to represent growth as a collective. In our theme brainstorming, visions of flowers blooming were a reoccurring image. Flowers can bloom in even the harshest of climates and bloom to create something beautiful. We choose a daisy because they can be known to symbolize new beginnings. A petal has been broken off to symbolize the “stop in time” we experienced during the pandemic. Even though the flower has a broken off the petal, the flower still looks complete and beautiful.  

In order to re-introduce RLC to our OACUHO student staff, attached you will find a PowerPoint that can be used in student staff training or staff meetings to share the exciting opportunities that RLC has to offer with your respective teams. There are also components within the presentation (highlighted in yellow) that are meant to be completed/filled in by your respective institution/department.

Additionally, we wanted to provide a brief overview of the timeline for RLC including information about learning experience proposals and registration. Additional details can be found in the presentation. 


Learning Experiences Deadlines 

August 9th – Learning Experience Proposal Submissions Open (Submit Learning Experience Form here or https://uoft.me/RLC2021LearningExperiences

October 17th – Learning Experiences Proposals Submissions Close 

October 25th – Results of Learning Experience Proposals Sent Out 

November 1st – Learning Experience Presenters Deadline to Accept Presenting at Conference 


Registration Deadlines 

October 25th – Delegate Registration Opens (approximately 6-10 delegates per institution at approximately $50-$75 per delegate) 

November 8th – Delegate Registration Closes (including selection of Julianne Pettigrew judges) 


Swag Swap – Call for Swag Items 

The opening Swag Swap social is an exciting and engaging tradition that RLC has had over the years. With the conference being virtual, we are unable to do a traditional swag swap. However, we are working on a fun alternative to keep the Swag Swap spirit alive at RLC 2021. 

With this, we are asking if institutions can send 2-3 pieces of swag to us at UTM residence to have it be a part of our “Swag Swap” alternative. Please send any items as soon as you can. Shipping information as follows:

c/o Bianca Anderson
3353 Mississauga Road
Oscar Peterson Hall 120
Mississauga, ON    L5L 1C6 


For questions, concerns or information, please email shrlconferences.utm@utoronto.ca  


Registration Limits

Institutions with 1-29 Residence Life Staff members may register up to 4 delegates
Institutions with 30-60 Residence Life Staff members may register up to 6 delegates
Institutions with 61-99 Residence Life Staff members may register up to 8 delegates
Institutions with over 100 Residence Life Staff members may register up to 10 delegates

*Each institution will be permitted to register 1-2 professional staff delegates in addition to the above listed numbers*

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OACUHO Member - Professional Staff FREERegister now
MemberThis registration type is restricted to members.
OACUHO Member - Student Staff $50.00Register now
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Non-Member - Professional Staff $25.00Register now
Non-Member - Student Staff $75.00Register now