What do you want to do with your community this year?
The Residence Program Request (RPR) was created to empower you to use your creativity and engage your community! All residence and Mac/One students are eligible to receive funding from the Residence Life Office to organize awesome events.
When should I submit a RPR? RPRs can be made at any point in the academic year; however they must be submitted with ample time before the event to ensure it is approved and to make sure you can successfully coordinate and promote your event. Talk to your CA about your idea as soon as possible!
Do I need to work by myself? Can I work with other students? This is up to you! You can plan an event by yourself or with others. Your CA/OCCA is also always around to lend a helping hand! The most successful events are the events that others are excited about too, so engaging and working with others is always a good idea!
Do I need event planning experience? No! Students do not need any event planning experience to apply for financial support from the RPR because they can work with their CA or OCCA to submit an application and plan an event.
Are there any restrictions with the types of events that I can plan? Yes. All events must adhere to McMaster’s Code of Student’s Right and Responsibilities. Not sure if your event can be approved? We recommend talking to your CA and clicking here to review the code.
How is funding decided? Within your RPR you will have an opportunity to request funds for specific resources, supplies, and/or guest speakers. Your proposal will then be reviewed by the Residence Life Area Coordinator of your building. Funding can be approved for any size of event, but events that are designed for a larger group of students and/or provide a learning opportunity will receive more funding. For example, an event for the entire building will likely receive more money than a floor-specific event.