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Residence Life and Housing Staff

Director of Residence Life and Housing

Matt Lewis
mwlSA@hampshire.edu
413.559.5543

The director of residence life and housing is responsible for the oversight of the college's residence life and housing functions, including coordinating staff efforts and department processes to align with divisional and campus wide priorities. The director is responsible for developing residential communities that promote student success and managing effective office procedures.  The director supervises the residence directors, area coordinator, and the assistant director of the housing operations office.  The director oversees the development and implementation of ongoing training for resident advisors and professional staff, creating a sense of shared purpose. The director resides on campus and participates in the emergency response “on call” duty rotation and the college C.A.R.E. team.

Assistant Director of Housing Operations

John Wildman
jmwSA@hampshire.edu
413.559.5770

The assistant director assists with the oversight of the housing operations office (HOO). The assistant director supervises the residential operations coordinators, and together they implement the residential operational systems necessary to ensure a well-maintained, safe, healthy, and secure living area for students. The staff administers all student housing assignments and room choosing; manages early arrival and late stay requests; processes and tracks residential repair requests and billing; replaces lost keys and provides lock-out assistance; and administers compliance to fire, health, and safety policies.

Area Coordinator and Residence Directors

The area coordinator and residence directors provide the principal leadership for the residential housing areas. As part of a campus-wide rotation, these persons provide a 24-hour response for after-hour concerns and crises. During office hours (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), the area coordinator and residence directors meet with students to provide non-clinical counseling and relational support for individuals and groups. They help to problem-solve and mediate difficult living situations and are responsible for communicating and enforcing residential policies. When not engaged in these activities, the area coordinator and residence directors strive to build community within their residential areas by providing social and educational activities. In addition, the area coordinator and residence directors supervise a group of resident advisors (see below), the student members of our residence life and housing staff.

Greenwich and Enfield Area Coordinator: William Syldor-Severino
wasSA@hampshire.edu
413.559.5314

Dakin Residence Director: Arielle Wortzel
awSA@hampshire.edu
413.559.5058

Prescott and Merrill Residence Director: Taylor Donahue
tdSA@hampshire.edu
413.559.5058

Resident Advisors and Community Facilitators

Each residential area has a team of student employees called resident advisors or community facilitators. Resident advisors and community facilitators live among and support the residents of a specific section of their residence halls. They provide peer-to-peer support to their residents; communicate and facilitate compliance with Hampshire's community norms; facilitate meetings within halls and apartments, and plan and host community-building events of all kinds.

Current Resident Advisors and Community Facilitators

Want to apply for a resident advisor, community facilitator, or orientation staff position?

View 2020 Positions

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Amherst, MA 01002