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Regional Entry Level Institute (RELI)


In conjunction with the UMR Executive Board, UW La Crosse is thrilled to welcome the 2023 Regional Entry Level Institution (RELI) participants and faculty to La Crosse Wisconsin June 11-15.  RELI is a 4-day intensive seminar feature a range of activities for entry-level professionals who aspire to be mid-level professionals in residence life and beyond.  RELI is modeled after the National Housing Training Institute (NHTI) hosted by the Association of College and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I).

The goals of RELI include:

  • Highly relevant presentations and facilitated conversations with experienced professionals
  • A focus on current trends as well as the future of the profession
  • Valuable and practical information about movement to the next position with personalized guidance on short term and long term career goals
  • An environment conducive to connecting with other new professionals, small group mentoring and coaching, and providing support and foundation for lasting collegial relationships

Entry level professionals who have completed 1-4 years of professional experience in Residence Life are able to apply for this participant experience.  The cost to participants includes a $150 registration fee as well as any travel expenses.  Registration covers lodging, parking, and most meals.  Due to the small group nature of this professional development experience, participant numbers are capped at 30.

Faculty for RELI are chosen from professionals who are in a midlevel or higher position within Residence Life, have at least 10 years of experience, and are comfortable presenting and facilitating group discussions.  The only cost for RELI Faculty is travel expenses.  UMR covers the cost of registration for RELI Faculty which includes lodging, parking, and most meals.

Applications for both participants and faculty will open in March.  If you are interested, please complete this short form.  You can also nominate someone else to be a participant or faculty member using the same form.  When applications are live, you will be invited to apply.

RELI has been a hallmark of UMR-ACUHO for many years and it is exciting that this opportunity is back in our region.  La Crosse, Wisconsin is a beautiful summer destination positioned along the majestic Mississippi River in the midst of grand bluffs and breathtaking outdoor scenery.  And we, in Residence Life at UWL, know how to throw a party and we are ready to show you our radical hospitality.