A positive residential experience is pivotal to the success of our students at NYUAD. In conjunction with academics, the Office of Residential Education supports student development by providing resources and implementing purposeful and engaging programs. We see the diverse spectrum of student interests as an opportunity to meet the individual and collective needs of our student body by fostering a welcoming living and learning residential environment at Sama Tower. The Resident Assistants (RAs) regularly conduct a wide variety of social, cultural, and educational programs and activities designed for the entire school, specific years, or individual floors in Sama. In addition, both the Hall Council and Student Government work directly with the staff and RAs to host programs such as trips to Dubai, Open-Mike-Night, Floor Wars, Purple and White Dance Party, indoor skydiving, Midnight Breakfast, Earth Day celebrations, Dorm Room Diplomacy, movie nights, camping trips, and Beach Days.