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 recharge each day – make sure you have a plan in place. Our Access and Disability Support Office 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 includes the Help Desk, Housing and Dining Services, Housekeeping, Facilities, and Campus Safety. Additionally, Goddard provides emotional health and well-being support and access and disability support consultation.