7 Dorm Name Tag Ideas For RA’s

This is a guest post written by my sister, Cynthia! She’s an RA at her college, and she recently won the Community Builder of the Year Award. In the frenzy of your job as a Residential Assistant, there’s lots to worry about. Here are some name tag themes that are simple, crafty, and creative. Making these shouldn’t be seen as tedious, but instead as a fun way to try new things and get hands-on! This post is about 7 dorm name tag ideas that you can copy for your residents.

There are a ton of ways you can create themed name tags for your residents.

If you’d like, check out Cynthia’s post on 9 Tips to Being a Great RA AND her list of 14 RA Events To Host For Your Residents.

Related: 16 Boho Dorm Ideas That You’ll Love for 2020

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Here are 7 Dorm Name Tag Ideas:

1. Food Themed

Food-themed name tags definitely add a bit of spice and flavor into the hall 🙂

You can even bring in foods from your cultural background!

For example, I made my favorite dish and drink for my residents. I taped Chinese soup dumplings and Yakult drinks onto construction paper and wrote out their names under it. They were a hit!

2. Disney

Can’t go wrong with having a little bit of Disney around! There are a wide range of themes to go along with when it comes to what the Walt Disney Company created, so have a little fun with it!

3. Video Games

Having video game-themed name tags can give you a wide range of ideas for each resident to have something different.

From Minecraft to Wii Sports, you will also have a lot of fun cutting these out and crafting them 🙂

4. Studio Ghibli

Although not every resident may be aware of Studio Ghibli’s creations, it can be a great way to interact with and educate your residents about the amazing films the company has made throughout the years.

Studio Ghibli is known for having a ton of cute and interesting characters, so it’s also a great way to make each name tag unique, while still sticking to a theme!

5. Animals

Get creative with animals and have some fun! These are super simple to make and they can range from cute to interesting animals that your residents will love!

My fellow RA color-coded construction paper taped with endangered animals. She also used her bulletin board to educate her residents about where those animals originated and how many of them are left.

6. Plants

If you want a natural theme going on, this is a great way to get your doors to match! A little greenery and flowers never hurt anyone, especially in dingy dorm halls. Your residents are sure to appreciate the sight of this, too!

7. TV Shows

A great way to bring your childhood memories into the hall is making name tags of your favorite TV shows! This is also a great conversation starter, and you’ll be able to get your residents sharing and discussing their favorite shows.

Related: 14 RA Event Ideas To Host For Your Residents

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