Williams’ residence halls for sophomores, juniors, and seniors are organized into four campus areas, each led by a Residential Life Team (RLT).
The Residential Life Teams (RLTs)
Each of the four areas has a Residential Life Team (RLT), led by a student Residential Director, with direction, advisement, and support from one of the Area Coordinators for upperclass residential life. Each RLT consists of the campus area’s six to eleven student House Coordinators and the Faculty/Staff Program Advisor.
Each RLT is responsible for enhancing the academic, intellectual, cultural, and social environment for its area. In particular, the RLT addresses area-wide residential/community issues, provides area-wide programs including Contests/Competitions, Life After Williams, and Williams After Dark, and vets requests by other groups to use residential spaces for programs. The RLTs enhance the close-knit community at Williams, foster opportunities for students, faculty and staff to get to know one another, and encourage diverse programming. Students are integral in making the RLTs successful, so everyone is encouraged to get involved! Spread House pride! Participate in and enjoy the events! Better yet, become a residential leader as a member of your Residential Life Team!
Residential Life Team
This document establishes basic principles, expectations, and practices designed to further strengthen the Residential Life Team, which includes Residential Directors (RDs), House Coordinators (HCs), and Community Coordinators (CCs for the TAPSI house programs). These staffs are comprised of upperclass students who assist their peers as they navigate their residential experience living as upperclass students and residents at Williams College. The ideas put forth in this document were brought about by collaborative discussions through the strategic planning process over the past several years. It is important to note that many elements within this document are shared goals of RLT, Residential Life & Housing (RLH), and the Dean’s Office, are already in practice but need to be strengthened, or are new ideas put into practice by our joint work to improve our residential life model. This collaboration between RDs, HCs, CCs and their direct professional advisors, the Area Coordinators (ACs) within RLH, along with collaboration with the Dean’s Office recognizes the significance of the RD, HC and CC roles, and the value of a strong bond between the RD, HC and CC roles and professional guidance and resources.
Overview of JA Role, the RD, HC and CC roles and Opportunities and Expectations:
Historically, Williams students have voluntarily assumed responsibility for and autonomy over residential life leadership positions. Unlike residential advisors in most schools, the RLT system historically has been a student-governed body, with members of the RLT assisting with their own recruitment, selection, training, and supervision structures, and the upperclass Area Coordinators and Director of Residential Life and Housing serving as advisors rather than supervisors.
The current model intends to respect many of the long-standing traditions and autonomy historically associated with the RLT system and supplement them with enhanced training and coordinated support from the Area Coordinators.
Building upon the support the JA role offers to the first year students at Williams College, the Residential Life Team was developed as a group of students who wanted to continue peer support to Williams residents throughout the upperclass residential experience. The overarching mission is to promote community building, wellness, and personal development in residential life. Williams is invested in maintaining RDs, HCs and CCs as friendly mentors with an allegiance to their peers rather than rule enforcers with responsibility to the college’s administration.
Under this model, RDs, HCs and CCs are provided with training, resources and support to build and nurture a community within their house that should benefit all students. As is more fully set forth below, the opportunities and expectations of the role include:
- With a total of 4 RLT teams, each with 1 RD and anywhere from 7-17 HCs and CCs living in a wide range of house sizes with varying occupancy levels in the upperclass housing structure, these teams collaborate and support each other assisting the residential student population to develop their living and learning communities.
- Participating in training opportunities in order to develop skills in:
- Connecting fellow students with college resources
- Providing advice/mentorship to fellow students
- Facilitating dialogue and conflict resolution
- Designing and implementing community building activities and programming
- Instilling a sense of joy and camaraderie within and across residences
- Marketing for and accompanying upperclass students to campus programming opportunities
- Organizing weekly social activities
- Collaborating with Area Coordinators to support residential life programming in areas of wellness, personal development and community building
- Taking reasonable steps to protect fellow students in response to health and safety emergencies or threats of imminent danger or harm
- Expected reporting responsibilities:
- As with all student residential leaders, members of the RLT are required to report any incidents of sexual misconduct they learn about to a staff member designated as a confidential resource, who (1) ensures that the student leader has provided the harmed student with information about all relevant college resources, and (2) determines whether institutional intervention is required in cases where the harmed student does not opt to make a formal report. This expectation is included in RLT training.
- With the exception of sexual misconduct issues, RDs, HCs and CCs are not expected to monitor or enforce other conduct violations, do rounds, or otherwise engage in policy enforcement. They are expected to intervene and/or seek professional assistance in emergency situations, just as we would expect any student (whether a designated leader or not) to do, but are otherwise not tasked with special enforcement responsibilities. Instead, members of the RLT responsibilities focus on providing advice, mentoring, programming, opportunities for community building, and conflict resolution.
RLT & RLH:
In order to strengthen the benefits of a collaborative relationship between RDs, HCs and CCs and RLH, the following principles, expectations, and practices will guide our work. The purpose of this collaboration is to leverage the insight and expertise of professional staff in order to train and support the RLT, while recognizing the importance of the peer-to-peer nature of RLT work. RLH and the Area Coordinators, specifically, aim to support RDs, HCs and CCs in ways that reduce the time and emotional strain that is often experienced in student leadership/mentor roles. RLH recognizes that participants of the RLT are mentors, and should not assume responsibilities that require professional expertise. Rather the RLT should be well trained to recognize the need for additional support and should be able to connect students, and themselves, to that additional support in a timely manner.
A system will be in place each year for members of the current RLT to access support from IWS. This will likely take the form of group sessions, or RLT specific drop-in hours depending on available IWS resources. The model will be clearly defined and introduced during fall RLT training. The RLT will be able to access this resource to learn more about IWS, to check in about any questions, seek advice, connect about their own wellness, and other related topics.
Each RLT will have weekly meetings with advice and guidance by the Area Coordinators as needed. The purpose of these meetings will be to provide an opportunity for mini-boost trainings, provide updates, and create useful plans that will strengthen the RDs’, HCs’ and CCs’ ability to be successful and plan programming in support of their residents’ needs. This touch point will also serve as an opportunity for the RLT to connect and collaborate, share ideas that have worked especially well in particular houses, and support each other.
Because of this closer connection, the RLT, upperclass Area Coordinators and the Director of Residential Life and Housing will be able to better connect when a crisis or complicated situation arises. With the understanding that many situations involve a high degree of confidentiality, follow up debriefs will be offered to RDs, HCs and CCs impacted by the situation by the upperclass Area Coordinators or Director of Residential Life and Housing.
The upperclass Area Coordinators will continue to attend weekly Residential Director meetings where they will serve as resources and thought partners. This weekly connection point has served the Residential Directors well in organizing processes and developing new ideas without interfering with the student leadership aspect of the Residential Directors as peer supervisors. It has also been a benefit to RLH as it keeps them up to date about plans and issues addressed in the Residential Director meetings. It is an important, and frequent connection point that will bolster all aspects of this relationship.
Upperclass Area Coordinators, who report to RLH which includes Housing, create and facilitate an effective communication system to RDs, HCs and CCs when room changes occur, or students arrive, or leave an entry. With the understanding that some room changes occur on weekends, or during off hours resulting in delayed communications, RDs, HCs and CCs should expect clear notification of changes at the earliest possible time. This is important for the RDs, HCs, CCs and the house residents. House Coordinators will be expected to welcome new house residents. Students with room changes need to feel welcome and not strangers in their new homes. HCs should recognize that emergency room changes usually occur for confidential reasons, and while the HCs will be notified of those changes, they will not be given any details regarding the circumstances of the move.
As the RLT plan activities and programs they should be able to rely on support and guidance from the Area Coordinators.
Upperclass Area Coordinators will provide guidance to the RLT to help plan programming for campus areas, houses as well as campus-wide programming. Upperclass Area Coordinators will prepare planning guides and a programming model to help RLT create engaging and innovative programs for their communities. Area Coordinators are not expected to create programs, but rather to provide the tools and guidance that will make programming more accessible to the RLT.
Effective training is essential in providing the skills and development of any successful student leader. The best training models for student leaders leverage expertise of professional staff, and the wisdom of students living the student experience. The training model for the RLT recognizes the importance of both.
The upperclass Area Coordinators, in collaboration with the Residential Directors will be working on a RLT manual to include training resources, programming resources, situational procedures, responsibilities, assisting their residents with the development of their community standards, running first house meetings, creating safe and comfortable living spaces while focuses on aspects of community development and relationship building.
The RLT will be expected to participate in training at the end of Spring semester, at the end of August (before the fall semester begins), and may also be asked to complete online training modules during summer. Additionally, a one-day RLT Winter Retreat will occur during Winter Study (traditionally the first Sunday students return to campus). This training will serve several purposes including providing the RLT with any updates or refreshers to overall training topics, and importantly, social and fun time together as a class outside of training and their standard meetings.
During these trainings, the RLT will attend shared training sessions with RLT leaders, EphVenture Leaders, and other groups for components relevant to all student leaders. The RLT and other student leadership groups will have scheduled time to focus on training topics specific to their respective roles.
Interested students must submit a self-nomination form and name a reference to be contacted by RLH.
A committee comprised of the Director of Residential Life & Housing, the Area Coordinators, representatives from the Dean’s Office, Faculty/Staff Program Advisors, representatives from the Davis Center and the current Residential Directors will review submitted materials, interview candidates and make selections. Only 2-3 of the committee members will sit in on each interview.
Candidates should plan on attending a RLT info session if at all possible. If a candidate is unable to attend this session they can schedule a one on one meeting with the Director of Residential Life and Housing, Patricia Leahey-Hays, or Area Coordinator, Zach Cramer.
Due to the high volume of applications the committee has continued to receive each year, the Director of Residential Life and Housing, the Area Coordinators and the Residential Directors hope to work on streamlining this process for the upcoming year.
The Director of Residential Life and Housing reserves the right to place a member of the RLT on probation, or remove a RD, HC or CC from their role (in consultation with the Area Coordinators and TAPSI advisors) if the RD, HC or CC is not meeting the expectations outlined in the current RLT agreement, is found responsible for violating Williams College policy, or develops continuing academic challenges and it is determined that serving in the RLT role is no longer conducive to the student’s academic success or wellness.
In keeping with our view that these roles provide a primary educational benefit to the student leaders themselves, with indirect benefit to the college, RDs, HCs and CCs receive a fellowship stipend rather than wages. This compensation is intended to relieve some financial pressure that might otherwise preclude students from participating in a program that provides significant training and experience in how to engage peers in:
- community building
- connecting to campus resources
- engaging in conflict resolution
- understanding the importance of identity characteristics and privilege in shaping power dynamics; and
- utilizing active listening and dialog skills.
RDs, HCs and CCs have described their experiences as transformative and a defining part of their Williams identity. They recognize that they have been given the opportunity to develop and strengthen an entirely new set of skills outside the Williams classroom experience. In addition, they are provided with opportunities to exercise independence and autonomy over the student residential experience. This ensures that students have a primary voice in conceptualizing, developing, monitoring, and enhancing the programming and experiences in the dorms.
The amounts for the 2022-2023 academic year are as follows (pre-tax). The stipends will be dispersed in two installments (the beginning of the fall semester, and the beginning of the spring semester):
- Residential Directors: $3,500/year
- House Coordinators: $3,000/year
- TAPSI Community Coordinators: $3,000/year
Residential Director self-noms for the 2024-2025 academic year are currently live at the bottom of this page.
For information about the Residential Director selection process and position please see the information below and thanks so much for your interest in the Residential Life Team!Before you apply – please note: If selected to be a 2023-2024 Residential Director (RD) we are planning a RLT spring training on-campus from Tuesday, May 23rd – Thursday, May 25th, as well as our fall training in late August. You must be available to return to campus for training no earlier than Wednesday, August 23rd, 2024 and be available on campus through Monday, August, 28, 2024 for RD and RLT training in its entirety (these dates are still being confirmed). We are also working on components that may take place on-line during the summer (TBD). (Again, these dates listed are still being finalized. We hope to have the information finalized soon. If you are going to be an EphVenture leader, please contact AC Zach Cramer and Director Patricia Leahey-Hays to work out the training schedules). There will be additional responsibilities outlined to take place after training through the start of classes, including assistance with First Year move-in. *If these dates change due to COVID restrictions, information will be relayed to staff as soon as decisions are made – please be patient and flexible – thank you! RD Selection Timeline: RD Self-Nom/Applications go live Wednesday, December 13th at 8:30am. RD Info Session – Wednesday, January 4th at 12pm via Zoom or Gmeet (email AC Zach Cramer [email protected] if you plan on attending). If you cannot attend this session you can opt to schedule a meeting with Director Patricia Leahey-Hays [email protected]. RD Self-noms due: Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, January 10th no later than 11:59pm. RD interviews will be scheduled on the following days: January 12, 13, 16 and 17. RD Selection Decisions made and conveyed: no later than Friday, January 19th. Acceptance by selected RD candidates due with building & housing selection information by Wednesday, January 25th at 4:30pm. RD Pull-In Information: 2024-2025 Residential Director pull-in information due by Wednesday, February 1 at 12 pm (noon). Important RD Pull-In Information: Residential Directors will be able to pull-in students to fill 2 rooms. This can be a combination of: 2 singles (2 people), 1 single and 1 double (3 people), or 2 doubles (4 people). **Please note that the RD for Dodd Campus will not be eligible to pick a room in Dodd house. They will need to choose from the remaining buildings in the area. Additionally, pull-ins will not be able to select single rooms with private bathrooms (exclusive to room). Only single rooms with a shared bathroom or double rooms will be available. If you have any questions please contact the Director for Residential Life and Housing, Patty Leahey-Hays at [email protected] or Area Coordinator Zach Cramer [email protected].
For information about the Residential Director position please see the information below and thanks so much for your interest in the Residential Life Team!If selected to be a 2024-2025 Residential Director (RD) we are hoping (COVID restrictions dependent) to have a spring training on-campus (tentatively) May 23rd – 25th and a training in late August. You must be available to return to campus for training on Wednesday, August 23th, 2024 and be available on campus through Monday, August, 28th, 2024 for RD and RLT training in its entirety. We are also working on components that may take place on-line during the summer (TBD). (The dates listed are still be finalized. We hope to have the information finalized soon If you are going to be an EphVenture leader, please contact AC Zach Cramer and Director Patricia Leahey-Hays to work out the training schedule details). There will be additional responsibilities outlined to take place after training through the start of classes. *If these dates change due to COVID restrictions, information will be relayed to staff as soon as decisions are made – please be patient and flexible – thank you! Please see below for Eligibility & Selection.
A student Residential Director leads each of the four Residential Life Teams (RLTs).
For the 2022-23 academic year, they are:
- Spencer Campus: Vanessa Silva ’23
- Greylock Campus: Justyn Friedler ’24
- Currier Campus: Maxwell Song ’23
- Dodd Campus: Chelsea Zhang ’24
- Assist in preparing for weekly area staff meeting.
- Relay updates regarding HC accomplishments, concerns, programming, needs for assistance.
- Developing tools for HC accountability.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Assisting the Area Coordinator and Director of Residential Life & Housing with House Coordinator and RLT Training.
- Being available to meet with each House Coordinator throughout the semester to discuss their house & RLT role, issues and/or concerns.
- Coordinating & Leading RLT Staff Meetings with Area Coordinators (weekly meetings with house coordinators and scheduling All Staff meetings throughout the semester where all 4 RLTs meet as a team).
- Being available at traditional snack/program times (typically Sunday evenings at 10pm) to support and facilitate House snacks and House Programs with House Coordinators.
- Reviewing requests for residential space reservations in collaboration with House Coordinators.
- Advising & supporting the RLT members in their area programming roles and liaison roles with campus offices.
- Overseeing the programming model and ensuring that programming goals are reached.
- Providing support & direction on programming expectations.
- Delegating program support responsibilities to RLT members.
- Evaluating the program planning & execution through an assessment tool provided by the Area Coordinators for Residential Life and Housing.
- Managing the overall RLT budget, program budgets and assisting House Coordinators with managing their individual house budgets.
Eligibility & SelectionRising juniors & seniors are eligible, RLT experience preferred. Interested students must submit a self-nomination form and the name of a reference to be contacted by OCL. A committee comprised of the Director for Residential Life & Housing, the Area Coordinator staff, representatives from the Dean’s Office, Faculty/Staff Program Advisors, representatives from the Davis Center, and the current Residential Directors will interview the candidates and make the selections. Only 2-3 of the committee members will sit in on each interview. Candidates should plan on attending the virtual RD Selection info session scheduled for Wednesday, January 4th at 12pm if at all possible. If a candidate is unable to attend this session they can schedule a one on one meeting with Director, Patricia Leahey-Hays or Area Coordinator Zach Cramer. Training & Participation Requirements
- Residential Directors must participate in spring training (ideally, immediately after the conclusion of final exams).
- The Office of Campus Life is currently working on having a spring training on-campus from May 23rd – 25th as well as virtual training sessions/modules which during the summer of 2023. This training will be required of all Residential Directors.
- Residential Directors must return to campus for the fall no earlier than Wednesday, August 23rd, 2024, both to participate and to assist the Area Coordinators and the Director of Residential Life and Housing in the facilitation of fall training. (*move-in and training days and times dependent on COVID restrictions) RLT fall training is tentatively scheduled from Wednesday, August 23rd through Monday, August 28th.
- Residential Directors will be required to participate in facilitating fall check-in with the Office of Campus Life after training/prior to the start of fall classes – this may include the following – walk throughs of the houses they oversee to verify houses are ready for fall opening (bulletin boards, door decorations completed by HCs), assisting with student arrival to campus and check-in, and room and/or house inspections. Other duties as assigned.
- Residential Directors must assist the Area Coordinators and the Director of Residential Life and Housing to facilitate ongoing training opportunities for the House Coordinators.
- Residential Directors must be able to fulfill the role for all three terms (fall, winter study, spring).
- Residential Directors will be required to assist and participate in a winter training retreat scheduled for the first Sunday after the start of winter study classes (likely, Sunday, January 7, 2024).
House Coordinator self-noms will go live on Friday, January 12th.
Please see the information below for the timeline, process schedule and detailed information regarding the position.
Self-Noms available live at the bottom of this page: 8:30am Friday, January 12th
Self-Noms due: 11:59pm Monday, February 5th
Interviews: There will be both daytime and evening interview slots available from Tuesday, February 6th – Friday, March 1st
HC Selection letters with HC Lottery information goes out no later than Wednesday, March 6th
HC Lottery: Friday, March 8th at 7:00pm (via google meet)
HC pull-in names due: no later than Tuesday, March 14th at 4:30pm
If selected to be a 2024-2025 House Coordinator (HC) there will be a RLT spring training from Tuesday, May 23rd – Thursday, May 25th.
HCs & CCs must be available to return to campus for fall training. We expect RLT arrival to campus will be Thursday, August 24th for Residential Directors and Friday, August 25th for House Coordinators and Community Coordinators. RDs, HCs and CCs must be available to participate in RLT training in its entirety through Wednesday, August 30th. There will also be training on-line during the summer TBD.
New this year: There is conflict with EphVenture and other late August leadership trainings this year. Students participating in an EphVenture or other leadership position with late August training will NOT be able to accept a RD, HC or CC position for the 2024-2025 academic year.
There will be additional responsibilities outlined to take place after training through the start of classes.
In the past, it has sometimes been possible to be both a House Coordinator and EphVenture Leader. However, due to the training schedules, this is not the case for the 2024-2025 academic year. Students also cannot be a House Coordinator and a First Gen or International Orientation Leader. Please speak with Director of Residential Life & Housing, Patricia Leahey-Hays, [email protected] to discuss your specific situation.
Please read below for Eligibility, Selection, & Co-‘s.
House Coordinators are in-house residential leaders and are part of the Residential Life Team (RLT).
Individual House Responsibilities
Each House Coordinator fulfills the following responsibilities in their individual houses:
- creating & posting door decorations
- personally welcoming all residents
- maintaining & updating the house bulletin board
- addressing house damage & cleaning issues
- providing in-house programming and house snacks programming
- managing their individual house coordinator programming budget
Each House Coordinator Co-team fulfills the following responsibilities for their combined residential areas and are trained appropriately in order to facilitate residential community development:
- wellness intervention and referral
- diversity & inclusion support & intervention
- conflict mediation to assist with roommate and/or neighbor issues; facilitation for roommate agreement completion
- provide in-house programming and house snacks programming
Collaboration with co’s & Area Coordinators
- establish house community standards regarding noise, common space usage, bathrooms, house cleanliness, inclusivity expectations.
- deescalate tense interpersonal incidents between residents and assist to begin the facilitation of productive conversations and interactions
- establish a house environment with explicit and clear expectations and communications regarding the Residential Life & Housing anti-racism and anti-discrimination initiatives and support of DEI work
- contact the AC on-call for assistance in emergency or escalating issues
- contact the AC on-call for advice and clarification of response protocol
Each of the campus sectors has a Residential Life Team (RLT), led by a student Residential Director, with advisement and support from the Area Coordinator for that campus area. Each RLT consists of the campus area’s seven to ten student House Coordinators, the Faculty/Staff Program Advisor (F/SPA), Residential Director and Area Coordinator.
The RLT is responsible for enhancing the academic, intellectual, cultural, and social environment for its campus area. In particular, the RLT addresses area-wide residential/community issues, provides area-wide programs, and vets requests by other groups to use residential spaces for programs. Each RLT designates amongst its team roles such as acting as liaisons to campus offices for community support and programming opportunities.
In addition to individualized program/event plans created by RLTs, the RLT is responsible for large-scale programming events for the following campus traditions: FreshGrass, Doddceum, Homecoming, Mohawk Forest Gift Giving Program, Winter Carnival and Spring Fling.
Each House Coordinator helps plan and implement at least one of the large-scale programming events listed above.
Through this role, each House Coordinator develops & utilizes leadership skills such as problem-solving, conflict mediation, program planning & execution, teamwork, relationship-building and communication.
Eligibility, Selection, & Co-‘s
The House Coordinator Selection Committee is composed of the Director for Residential Life & Housing, the Area Coordinators, representatives from the Dean’s Office, the RLT Faculty and Staff Program Advisors (F/SPAs), representatives from the Davis Center and the current Residential Directors. There will likely be 2-3 committee members in each interview/selection meeting. Preference will be given to House Coordinator candidates who are able to fulfill the role for all three terms (fall, winter study, spring).
We intend to select approximately 33-35 House Coordinators for the 2023-2024 academic year. This is dependent on the outcome of the TAPSI application and selection process (theme/affinity, program and special interest housing).
Each House Coordinator will have one or two co-House Coordinators in order to support & assist each other with house issues as the need arises.
Below is the outline of houses and the number of House Coordinators for the 2024-2025 academic year – again, this may change and is dependent on finalizing the TAPSI application and selection process as well as isolation and quarantine housing.
We will know which houses will need House Coordinators by the time we schedule the House Coordinator Lottery. The staffing for the 2022-2023 academic year is listed below.
2024 – 2025 HC & CC placement
- Agard (1)
- Brooks (1)
- Garfield (1) – first floor HC
- Garfield – TAPSI (2 Community Coordinators) – 2nd floor
- Horn (2)
- Morgan (2)
- Perry – TAPSI (2 Community Coordinators)
- Spencer (1)
- West (2)
- Wood – TAPSI (2 Community Coordinators)
- The following co-ops fall under Spencer/Central Campus, but do not have House Coordinators: Chadbourne, Lambert, Milham, Woodbridge
- Bryant (2)
- Carter (2)
- Gladden (2)
- Mark Hopkins (2)
- Currier (2)
- East (2)
- Fayerweather (2)
- Fitch (1)
- Prospect (2)
- Dodd (2)
- Hubbell/Parsons – (1)
- Goodrich/Sewall (1)
- Thompson – off-line for spring
- Tyler (1)
- Tyler Annex (currently FY housing)
- Lehman (1) (Quiet Housing)
- The following co-ops fall under Dodd Campus, but do not have House Coordinators: Doughty, Susan Hopkins, Poker Flats
Training & Participation Requirements (could vary due to COVID and COVID restrictions – our intentions are the following):
- There will be a spring RLT training from May 23rd through May 25th – more info to come!
- House Coordinators must return to campus for the fall no earlier than Friday, August 25th for training through Wednesday, August 30th.
- House Coordinators must participate in the entirety of fall training. Training will include day and evening sessions. House Coordinators should not schedule any other activities during this time or plan to spend time away from campus during training.
- House Coordinators will be required to participate in facilitating fall check-in with OCL after training/prior to the start of fall classes – this may include the following – assisting with student arrival to campus and check-in, room and/or house inspections, programming for First Days and other duties as assigned.
RLT & HC Meeting expectations:
- House Coordinators must meet with their Area Coordinator and Residential Director regularly throughout each semester to discuss their house & RLT roles, issues, concerns.
- House Coordinators must attend & participate in RLT Meetings (including hosting snacks every other Sunday evening @ 10pm – day/time is flexible).
- Each RLT staff will meet weekly as coordinated by the Area Coordinator and Residential Director.
- The Area Coordinators, with assistance from the Residential Directors, will also coordinate All Staff meetings a few times each semester where all 4 RLT campus sector staffs meet as a team.
- House Coordinators must participate in ongoing training opportunities as coordinated by the Area Coordinators and the Residential Directors. This includes a training retreat day during winter study (typically the first Sunday after Winter Study classes start) likely, Sunday, January 7, 2024.
- House Coordinators will formally meet with their Area Coordinators on regular basis TBD.
A budget will be provided for each House Coordinator to cover related house responsibility expenses.
HC Housing & Pull-ins:
House Coordinators reside in pre-designated rooms within the house they are managing, and may pull in friends to live within close proximity to the HC room in the house selected.
HCs may use up to 2 rooms for pull-ins. Those rooms can consist of 2 singles (for a total of 2 pull-ins), 2 doubles (for a total of 4 pull-ins; doubles must be filled by HC pull-ins); or one double and one single, if available, for a total of 3 pull-ins.
Pull-in rooms will be pre-designated. The designated pull-in rooms for each House Coordinator position will be available by the House Coordinator Lottery.
House Coordinators also receive a House Coordinator T-shirt and additional RLT appreciation swag.
House Coordinators also receive a stipend. The stipends will be dispersed in two installments (the beginning of the fall semester, and the beginning of the spring semester).
As always has been the case, the students who serve in these residential leadership positions will still be able to hold other paid positions on campus (e.g. TAs, research assistantships, admissions tour guides, etc).
Currier Quad: Currier, East, Fayerweather, Fitch, and Prospect comprise East Campus. East Campus is near the athletic complex, Goodrich Hall, the Spencer Studio Art Building, the Williams College Museum of Art, Driscoll Dining Hall, and the Old Hopkins Observatory.
Currier Quads' color is red, and its mascot is the cougar.
Currier Quad: Residential Life Team 2022-2023
- Maxwell Song '23, Residential Director
- TBD, Faculty/Staff Program Advisor
- TBD, Area Coordinator
- Lemmy Evans '23, House Coordinator for Currier A
- Christina Zhou '23, House Coordinator for Currier B
- Isaac Leslie '25, House Coordinator for East A
- Dhruv Muppidi '25, House Coordinator for East B
- Sylvana Widman '25, House Coordinator for Fayerweather A
- Uyi Osayimwen '25, House Coordinator for Fayerweather B
- Sarah Johnson '24, House Coordinator for Fitch
- Quan Ng '23, House Coordinator for Prospect Ground, 1st & 2nd floors
- Cole Mason '23, House Coordinator for Prospect 3rd & 4th floors
- Zia Saylor '23, TAPSI Community Coordinator, Prospect House
Typically, Dodd Circle is comprised of Dodd, Goodrich, Hubbell, Lehman, Parsons, Sewall, Tyler, Tyler Annex, & Thompson. Dodd Circle is near Sawyer Library, Hollander Hall, Schapiro Hall, Cole Field, and Mission Park. For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Dodd Circle Residential Life Team will consist of a RD and HCs in Dodd House, Goodrich, Sewall, Hubbell & Parsons, Lehman, Thompson (Fall only) and Tyler House.
Dodd Circle's color is green and its mascot is the Dalmatian
Dodd Circle: Residential Life Team 2022-2023
- Chelsea Zhang '24, Residential Director
- Professor Steve Miller, Faculty/Staff Program Director
- Zach Cramer, Area Coordinator
- Balint Szollosi '23, House Coordinator for Dodd House A
- Nikolay Stoykov '23, House Coordinator for Dodd House B
- Lirianna Valerio '23, House Coordinator for Goodrich House & Sewall
- Ari Quasney '25, House Coordinator for Hubbell & Parsons
- Charlotte Wishnack '25, House Coordinator for Lehman House (quiet housing)
- TBD, House Coordinator Thompson (off-line in spring '23)
- Lamia Haque '25, House Coordinator for Tyler House
- FY Housing 2022 - 2023, Tyler Annex
Agard, Brooks, Garfield, Morgan, Spencer, Horn Hall, Perry, West College and Wood comprise Central Campus. Central Campus is near the middle/west of the Williams Campus, the Science Quad, Spring Street, the '62 Center for Theatre & Dance, and the Paresky Center.
Central Campus' color is blue, and its mascot is a pirate named Phil Spencer.
Central Campus: Residential Life Team 2022-2023
- Vanessa Silva '23, Residential Director
- TBD, Faculty/Staff Program Director
- Zach Cramer, Area Coordinator
- Annie Scott '25, House Coordinator for Agard
- Rachel Chai '25, House Coordinator for Brooks
- Elsa Martin '25, House Coordinator for Garfield, 1st floor
- Rebekah Lindsay '25, Community Coordinator, 2nd floor
- Gus Demerath '25, Community Coordinator, 2nd floor
- Payton Ahola '24, House Coordinator for Horn Hall, 1st floor
- Hisham Tadfie '23, House Coordinator for Horn Hall, 2nd floor
- Jaeeun Lee '24, House Coordinator for Morgan A Ground, 1st, & 2nd floors
- Lauren Bassett '25, House Coordinator for Morgan B 3rd & 4th floors
- Abraham Paik '25, TAPSI Community Coordinator for Perry
- Jiwoo Han '25, TAPSI Community Coordinator for Perry
- Sophie Goldstein '23, House Coordinator for Spencer
- Annie Gustafson '24, House Coordinator for West College A
- Aracely Watson '25, House Coordinator for West College B
- Jennifer Philistin '24, TAPSI Community Coordinator for Wood
- Shayla James '24, TAPSI Community Coordinator for Wood
Typically, Greylock Quad is comprised of Bryant, Carter, Gladden, Mark Hopkins. Greylock Quad is located near the Science Quad, the '62 Center for Theatre & Dance, the Health Center, and the Clark Art Institute.
Greylock Quad's color is yellow, and its mascot is the giraffe.
Greylock Quad: Residential Life Team 2022-2023
- Justyn Friedler '24, Residential Director
- TBD, Area Coordinator
- Randy Fippinger, Faculty/Staff Program Advisor
- Greer Gerney '25, House Coordinator for Bryant A
- David Wignall '25, House Coordinator for Bryant B
- Aidan Casey '25, House Coordinator for Carter A
- Munguldei Batsaikhan '25, House Coordinator for Carter B
- Eamon Garrity-Rokous '25, House Coordinator for Gladden A
- Shoshanna Hemley '25, House Coordinator for Gladden B
- Olivia Gubel '25, House Coordinator for Mark Hopkins A
- Sari Klainberg '25, House Coordinator for Mark Hopkins B