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June 4-8, 2018

Faculty should plan to arrive on
Sunday, June 3rd.

Participants should plan to arrive on
Monday, June 4th.

Sponsored by the University of Northern Iowa and UMR-ACUHO


Faculty Application

Participant Application

What is RELI?

The Regional Entry Level Institute for Housing and Residence Life Staff is a 4-day intensive seminar featuring a range of activities for entry-level professionals who aspire to mid-level positions in residence life and beyond. RELI is modeled after the National Housing Training Institute.

RELI Participants will:

  • Attend sessions facilitated by experienced professionals in housing/residence life and student affairs faculty members
  • Assess current skill levels and devise professional development plans
  • Gain valuable practical information about movement to the next professional level
  • Receive personalized guidance in mapping out short- and long-term career goals

RELI will:

  • Help participants identify and develop skills and perspectives necessary to move to a mid-level position
  • Create an environment for networking with faculty who are experienced professionals in the field
  • Provide one-on-one and small group mentoring
  • Create an environment conducive to connecting with other new professionals, providing support and the foundations for lasting collegial relationships


Cost is $295 and includes registration, meals, lodging and all materials. Faculty will need to pay personal travel expenses; all other costs covered.

Important Deadlines

  • January 5, 2018 Faculty Applications Due
  • February 16, 2018 Participant Applications Due