Door decorations can make a big difference in making students feel welcome and appreciated. Here are some things to consider:

  • Make the names easy to read.
  • If you can’t write clearly and neatly, use stencils or adhesive letters.
  • Choose a theme and make a variety of door decs to fit the theme.
  • Don’t be afraid to incorporate what you know about residents into their door decs.
  • Be creative and fun!

Along with the good, there will be the bad. Here are some things to avoid:

  • Write the names with the shape tilted correctly. 
  • Avoid using nicknames. Students won’t learn each others names and in the event of a duty incident, it can delay identifying the student(s).
  • Avoid door decs that lack creativity. Stamping out a dozen generic door decs of the same simple shape uses little effort and doesn’t really add much to your floor.