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ResLife Portal Free Edition - a free residence life, web based application which helps to connect residents with residence life staff for colleges

ResLife Portal – Free Edition

A free, ad-based version of the ResLife Portal,
which helps to connect residents with residence life staff for colleges.

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ResLife Portal - Lite Edition

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ResLife Portal - Free Edition

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Are you with a small university, small college, or community college?

Looking for an affordable solution? Take a look at our pricing for small teams, or consider our Lite Edition.

9 Reasons Why You'll Love the
ResLife Portal — Free Edition


Hosted in the Cloud

ResLife Portal is a web-based system that is hosted and delivered over the Internet to your institution. No hardware, software or dedicated IT personnel needed.


Save Time

Minimize time from approval processes and paperwork, allowing you and your team to spend more time with your residents.


Save money

Save money by focusing funds and effort towards better programs and activities for your residents


Community-focused: Proposals to Evaluations

Residence life staff can submit proposals for programs they are planning. Supervisors can review evaluations with the ability to approve or return for corrections. Staff can turn approved program proposals into a program evaluation.


Trends & Insights

See historical trends of program evaluations coreelating when programs are hosted and attendance counts. Also, for each resident see trends of their engagement, based upon recorded attendance and 1-on-1 interactions.


Enhance Engagement

Enhance resident engagement by tracking the positive impact of your team, with data to show results. From community development to 1-on-1 Resident Interactions, easily see the pulse of engagement within your student housing community.


Optimized for Mobile Devices

From the computer at your desk to your mobile device when on the go, take the ResLife Portal Free Edition with you – launch it in your web browser.


Contribute to the Greater Good

Your data will be anonymously aggregated to track and share residence life trends through our data research. No personally identifiable information (PII), or sensitive personal information (SPI) are included, just statistics.


It's Free, Forever!

Seriously, the Free Edition is free, for as long as you want to use it... no credit card needed either. Within this limited capabilities version of the system there will be a few lovely advertisements for your viewing pleasure. If you want the full-capability set with some special perks, it costs just a bit more.

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ResLife Portal has completely changed the way we track programming while making the entire process more user friendly and less time consuming for all of our staff members. The immediate updates and communication abilities through the site have assisted supervisors in being more on top of programs, resident needs, and student staff successes and challenges.

It has enhanced one-on-one conversations with staff in addressing community needs and staff achievements and the report functions have been invaluable overall, but most especially during an accreditation year. Being able to pull the data with ease and in real time has enhanced our reports to upper administration, the Board, accrediting bodies, and consultants with little time and effort from staff to pull and compile the reports.

ResLife Portal was one of the best additions to our team this year!

Emily C. Weideman, M.A.
Assistant Director of Community Living
Carroll College

You can tell ResLife Portal has been designed by those who have lived and worked in housing. This program has allowed us merge so many processes into one location. The RAs and professional can easily track their personal and building program requirements, programming budget, view calendar to avoid program overlaps, track resident participation in programs, submit weekly reports, log duty round reports and record individual student interactions. We love it!!!

Our RAs love how easy ResLife Portal is to use. They can view their program submissions, check their personal programming budget and view what other programs are happening and that's just part of the programming piece. For Customer Service – Customer service is very quick, respectful and personable. I appreciate ResLife Portal is willing to take suggestions to improve an already great program.

Scott Forthofer
Director of Residence Life

Why is it Free?

ResLife Portal was initially built in 2007 based upon first-hand experience in residence life at a Division I university campus. Since 2007, the mission of ResLife Portal continues to be focused on assisting residence life staff at colleges and universities to dynamically track programming effectiveness, staff member performance expectations, and effective communication.

We understand that budgets can be tight. More importantly, we have seen the value created for colleges and universities from using ResLife Portal. We wanted to make a selection of capabilities within our system available to any college or university. The advertisements within the ResLife Portal Free Edition exist since we still have bills to pay (we earn a fraction of a penny on each advertisement click).

Simply put: it's a way for our company to give back to the community, as an in-kind gift.

Let's Get Started

Join risk-free for as long as you want to use ResLife Portal - Free Edition.
No agreements/contracts to sign, cancel at any time. Start tracking the positive impact of your team.

4 Simple Steps

  1. Complete the Getting Started form
  2. Complete the Initial Configuration Questionnaire form
  3. Schedule a complementary demo
  4. Our team will set-up a Free Edition subscription for your team and notify you when it's ready.
Getting Started
How can we contact you to schedule a demo?

You'll be able to communicate with an actual person, not a robot.
Also, we value your privacy and will never disclose your contact information.

Because we believe in transparency:

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