Stones and wire tree. This could serve as a wonderful piece of art to remind residents of their time in residence life or it could be a gift idea. The tree could be for an entire floor, growing and keeping their roots (connections) during the year.
A towel rod with sliding hooks is perfect for holding craft supplies! More easy-to-do projects: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/do-it-yourself/accents/bathroom-and-kitchen-projects/?socsrc=bhgpin051713towelrodstorage=6