Office of Residence Life


Important Updates

  • Resident Assistant Applications for the 2015-2016 Academic Year are be available!.
  • Information regarding Winter Break Housing
  • Winter Break Closing Information

    The residence halls will close to all students for Winter Break on Thursday, December 18th at 7:00pm. The residence halls will re-open at 9:00am on Sunday, January 11th.  Students are expected to depart campus within 24 hours of their last final exam.

    Students must vacate the residence halls by the date and time listed above. Students who fail to do so will be fined $50.00 and may face disciplinary charges filed through the Office of Community Standards.

    Before leaving campus, please review the following checklist:

    • Make sure to close and lock your windows and lock your door before you leave.
    • If you have storm windows, please make sure that they are securely closed before you leave for the holiday weekend.
    • Please lower your blinds and close your drapes.
    • We strongly recommend that you bring home all valuables, plants and fish over the break.
    • Please turn thermostats down to 65 degrees (where applicable).
    • Please pull all furniture and personal belongings away from heaters.
    • Please take out your trash and remove items that might spoil during the break (milk, fruit, pumpkins).
    • Please make sure that all common area kitchens/lounges are clean (dishes washed, no food in sinks).

     Please note that Residence Life staff members will conduct building inspections beginning at 7:00 PM.  If you have any questions related to these closing procedures please contact your Resident Assistant or Residence Director.

Residence Life Mission Statement

The office of Residence Life works to create an environment that supports the academic mission of the college, encourages individual student development, and fosters a community of inclusivity, responsibility and compassion.  The living-learning environments that we strive to build in our residence halls are characterized by civility and cooperation, where individual needs and desires are balanced with the common good.  By providing an enriching residential experience, we will afford students the opportunity to develop life-long skills to become contributing members of society.

Residence Life Statement on Diversity

The Residence Life Office seeks to foster living and learning communities where differences based on age, ability, color, creed, cultural background, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religious affiliation or spiritual affinity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, political viewpoints, or veteran status are validated and embraced.

We believe that supporting an inclusive environment is a shared responsibility of all members of our residential community. Through our programs, services, and hiring practices, we strive to develop a community that values diversity as an essential part of personal and intellectual growth.

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