There is no other experience that compares to living on campus. If you want the "total" college experience, you will find it in our residence halls. We have a ton of great programs specific to your hall and floor, plus other programs you are invited to in other buildings. Listed below are a few of our Housing traditions that all students who live on campus can enjoy.
Week Of Welcome
Week of Welcome is the first week of school and is always an exciting time at Central Missouri when new, and returning, students get together to discover each other and participate in fun activities. This week is jam-packed with awesome activities. Learn more about Week of Welcome here!
Jim Wand the Hypnotist
Each year during Week of Welcome, the United Student Housing Association brings Jim Wand the hypnotist to UCM. It is one of the most popular events during Week of Welcome as students who volunteer to go on stage put on quite a comedy show! It isa night of entertainment students look forward to every year.
Coolest Room Contest
The Coolest Room Contest, held every year in September, gives housing residents a chance to show off their creative side! Many students decorate their rooms with posters, rugs, lights, plants and more in order for their room to stand out. First, second and third place room winners are decided by the United Student Housing Association and each place receives a prize.
Family Weekend is hosted every year in September and gives students a chance to show their families what life is like as a college student. The weekend is packed full of events to keep families entertained including: a free movies, breakfast and open house at Skyhaven Airport, golf, bowling, a BBQ, UCM football game, and finally a talent show. Make sure to invite your family to UCM for Family Weekend!
Family of the Year Essay Contest
Family of the Year is an essay competition hosted by the United Student Housing Association. Students are able to write an essay and send it in online. The Family of the Year winner is announced during the Family Weekend football game on the football field and an award is presented. The winner will receive $300.00 and tickets for the winner and his/her family to several Family Weekend events. Find out all the details online!
Family Weekend Talent Show
The Family Weekend Talent Show is a great place to strut your stuff and win one of three cash prizes of $500, $250 or $100. Find out all the details online!
Homecoming is the largest campus and community celebration of the year! This annual event is in October and UCM graduates come to back Warrensburg to visit their alma mater. It’s also a great time for the UCM community to unite for a variety of fun activities! Student organizations compete to win the spirit window competition, cheer competition, bowling, donation creation, and float building. Other activities include a community service project, a comedian, Homecoming pep rally, and the Homecoming parade and football game. Find out all the details online!
Homecoming Banner Competition
The Homecoming Banner Competition is open to all hall councils. Hall residents get together to design and make a banner to walk with in the Homecoming parade. Banners are judged and the hall with the winning banner gets a prize!
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child is a charity event hosted by United Student Housing Association. During the event Christmas gifts are packaged and wrapped to be donated to families in need. This gives students an opportunity to donate goods and their time for a good cause and to help the community.
No holiday is complete without a holiday meal! Each dining hall features a Thanksgiving and winter holiday meal before student leave for holiday breaks that include the same sides and desserts like traditional holiday meals. With ham, turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls, pies and cake… it is definitely a meal students don’t want to miss!
Moonlight Breakfast is something many students look forward to every year. It is held every December during finals week and features a late-night breakfast at Ellis Dining Center. The late-night breakfast gives students a little push to study longer!
Housing Secret Stalker
You never know when the housing “secret stalker” will strike! The secret stalker appears at random times on campus to award students who are wearing an “I live on campus” item with prizes. “I live on campus” shirts anddrawstring bags are given away during the reapplication process for on-campus housing.
Battle of the Halls
Each year USHA sponsors Battle of the Halls. This competition includes several events like dodgeball, canned food drive, lobby decorating, etc. The events are held throughout the year and the winner is named at the end of the year. For two years in a row Yeater/South Todd has won. Does your hall have what it takes to be Hall of the Year?