Engage with students in residence halls and help to foster a rich academic life outside the classroom.
The RFM program is a partner project of Tulane’s Housing & Residence Life and Newcomb-Tulane College.
By pairing Tulane professors with first-year residence halls, the program creates a blended learning community and enhances the academic culture by transforming the undergraduate experience in the halls. Residential Faculty Mentors offer co-curricular experiences for students that facilitate learning, leadership development, and holistic student growth.
Each faculty mentor hosts weekly lobby hours, in addition to programs planned by the RFM team.
Wall Residence Hall is Tulane’s First-Year Honors Residential Learning Community (RLC). The Honors RLC embraces the ideal of scholarly engagement as a goal for all high-achieving students. Through increased interaction with faculty both inside and outside the classroom, students are immersed in a collaborative, intellectual, and close-knit social community with a focus on academic enrichment and excellence.
Wall residents join Wall Societies led by full-time faculty, each of which has a specific theme or area of focus. Through field trips and informal discussions, the Wall Societies help foster community among students and create the opportunity for informal interactions between faculty members and students with the support of the Resident Advisors.
Wall Residence Hall is also home to a faculty member and their family. Through a series of programs designed to support students’ transition to college, the Wall Faculty-in-Residence helps residents to become more engaged in the intellectual and social activities at the University.
Faculty in Residence (FIR) are full-time faculty members who lives in a residence hall on campus and serve as positive and visible leaders, teachers, and mentors to students living in the residence halls. FIRs facilitate, promote, and encourage intellectual, social, and cultural development, as well as provide assistance to students seeking academic support and guidance through programming, one on one relationship building, and the sharing of academic resources. FIRs work with our Housing and Residence Life staff to provide supportive environments where students can learn and develop.