Getting Started

Welcome to Symplicity’s Developer Experience. Symplicity, the leading employability platform serving students and employees, announced the launch of Symplicity® Radius™, a new cloud-based supported integration layer designed to connect Residence Life to other campus departments, as well as to other professional development solutions used by students, employees and housing offices. By leveraging a series of REST APIs essential to housing, Symplicity makes it easy for colleges and universities to integrate solutions such as application processes, assignment management, billing processes and more. Your Housing office at your institution has most likely contacted you to help connect them to some other platform on campus. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before jumping into the documentation to get started. We’ll be posting some tutorials as well, so check back soon!

A Brief Intro to Residence

Symplicity’s Residence is the platform your institution uses to manage student housing processes. Some of the things that Advocate and Advocate GME does to help your Housing office are:

  • Manage student housing application processes
  • Manage student room assignments, meal plan assignments, and key assignments
  • Track room inventory and condition of items in rooms
  • Create charges and billing information for fees associated to housing items
  • Provide avenues for Roommate search and matching
  • Provide student room selection and batch assignment processes
  • And much, much, more.

While you are completing your task that has been asked of you by your Housing office, if you think of another platform that you could connect to on campus, tell your contact! You may be able to do it yourself, or Symplicity may be willing to partner with the company that has built that platform. Our end goal is to provide staff an easy solution for tracking these items to allow more time for interaction with students. By connecting Residence to other platforms in the higher education ecosystem, we can help them find that perfect balance.

 

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