Who We Are

The Office of Residence Life provides students with many opportunities for personal, social and spiritual growth. We offer a clean and healthy living environment that supports students in achieving their personal goals and academic success.

A significant part of our University mission is to prepare men and women for responsible lives by imparting and expanding knowledge, developing skills, and cultivating enduring values. Within this context, our student leaders and professional staff implement enjoyable, creative and educational programs that foster positive student connections.

Area Coordinators

Area coordinators are live-in, 12-month professional administrators responsible for the overall operation, administration, supervision, leadership and vision for campus residence facilities. Area coordinators are trained to mediate conflict, support students' campus experiences and educate them on self-advocacy.

  • Alex Ferri oversees Miley Hall, Narragansett Hall, Narragansett I, Narragansett II and Walgreen Hall         
  • Emily McDonald oversees Carolyn House, Conley Hall, Hunt Hall, Moore Hall, Nethercliffe, Nethercliffe Carriage House, Ochre Lodge and Reefe Hall
  • Morgan Rayner oversees 26 Lawrence Ave., 74 Victoria Ave., 80 Victoria Ave., 87 Victoria Ave., 134 Webster St., 204 Ruggles Ave., Carnlough Cottage, Fairlawn Apartments, Founders Hall, French Cottage, Graystone Cottages, Stoneacre, The Hedges, Wallace Hall, William Watts Sherman House and Young Building

Resident Advisors

Usually the first Residence Life staff member that new students meet, Resident Advisors are sophomores, juniors and seniors who are hired and trained by the Office of Residence Life. RAs are tasked with building community in their area, ensuring the safety and security of their buildings and serving as a resource for residents. They are equipped to manage anything from roommate conflicts to emergency situations.

Community Building Programs

Community building programs and activities in the residence halls open lines of communication and contribute to the development of life skills.

Past events have included:

  • Tie-dyeing
  • Movie nights
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Exam week stress-busters
  • Guest speakers
  • Educational workshops