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 Community. The Honors Residential Learning Community 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 Residence Hall is also home to a faculty member and their family. This Faculty in Residence helps college residents to become more engaged in the intellectual and social activities at the University.
The Faculty in Residence (FIR) is a full-time faculty member who lives in a residence hall on campus and serves as a positive and visible leader, teacher, and mentor 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.