Jamestown Welcome Messages

Greetings from The College of William & Mary!

On behalf of the Jamestown/Botetourt staff, I would like to say welcome to our “home”.  My name is Rodney Franks, and I am the Area Director for Jamestown North/South and the Botetourt area. As a full-time professional, I am responsible for the day-to-day management of the area that includes 795 residents. I also supervise 29 student staff members that live in the halls so that they may assist you and create a safe learning environment.

We are very excited that you have chosen to join our community for the upcoming academic year! The staff will be working diligently throughout the summer to plan exciting programs and activities to enhance your experience of living with us. We would love to have you all take an active and interested role in this community so that together we may create an inclusive and empowering community. There are many ways to get involved in the residence halls, but one in particular is to join Hall Council. Hall Council is the governing body for the residence halls, which allows you, the student, to have a direct influence into what your experience will be on campus and in your William & Mary home. I encourage you to take an active role in YOUR community by becoming an Executive Board member, a Hall Representative, or even a general body member. 

Should you have any questions between now and move-in day, we suggest that you look over our website. It is loaded with a lot of helpful and detailed information designed to be a great resource. Also, you may want to take minute to look at the online videos to get a better look at what your building and room may look like before you arrive on campus. If you have further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

We look forward to seeing you!

Rodney L. Franks
Area Director
Residence Life
The College of William and Mary
757-221-1240 (fax)


 A letter to the lovely residents of Jamestown Residence Halls from the Residence Life Staff:

Are you looking to live in a spacious residence hall, well lit by the natural beams of sunlight overlooking Barksdale field? Do you want to live in one of William and Mary’s newest residence halls on campus and a place that has the best of many worlds, being co-ed with room styles such as doubles, singles, suites, and communal floor arrangements on four floors? If you answered yes to any of these, you are looking for none other than the popular Jamestown Residence Halls!

In addition to the great features mentioned above, Jamestown has:

  • Many spacious study rooms and lounges
  • Kitchens on each floor
  • Flatscreen T.V.’s and Keurig’s in some lounges
  • Game room with Pool and foosball table
  • DVD’s, game systems, cleaning supplies, cooking utensils, and board games that can be checked out from the duty office
  • Two soundproof piano practice rooms
  • Great laundry facilities
  • Outdoor grills and furniture

Not only does Jamestown have fantastic features, we have the best of the best in Residence Life Staff! Resident Assistants are located on each floor, with two RAs on each 2nd and 3rd floor, to assist residents throughout the year. While the RAs are very involved in the community, we encourage residents to get involved too by joining Hall Council. Hall council gives residents a chance to self-govern and become a leader, bring changes to the Jamestown community, and to purchase things they want for their building! The ability to self-govern comes from the policy of Self-Determination, which is an important piece of living on-campus at William & Mary. You can learn more about Self-Determination by visiting our webpage and watching our short video at http://tinyurl.com/communitynorms. Being involved will also give you a chance to meet great people and to get to know the RA’s!

Please follow us on Twitter, @wmjamestown and join our Facebook group (search Jamestown Residence Hall 2014-2015) Also feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Welcome home!


The Jamestown Staff was selected for their unique qualities that will make your experience in Jamestown worthwhile. Get to know your RAs better by reading more about them here:

Jamestown 2014-2015 Hall Staff

Hall Director (172): Leilani Brower, 2nd year Graduate Student; Family and Marriage Counseling

North 1st Floor (171): John Loughton, Junior; Music/Biology Major
Involved with Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, Rock Horror Picture Show Shadowcast


North 2nd Floor (267): Julie Santanna, Sophomore; Chemistry Major
Involved in: AIDSTanzania, William & Larry, Bone Marrow


North 2nd Floor (277): Sarah Khan, Senior; Biology Major with a Hispanic Studies minor;
Involved in: Community Partnership for Adult Learners, Mortar Board Society, Athletics Department Tutor,  Drive


North 3rd Floor: Jerrel Ledbetter, Senior; Economics major with a math minor.
I like tea and jazz, and I am happy to share both.


North 3rd Floor (377): Caroline Davis, Sophomore; Major: Mathematics
Involved in: AMP; My name is Caroline and I'm so excited to start working with Res Life.  To start with some basic information about myself, my favorite things include ice cream, math, traveling and music of all kinds.


North 4th Floor (441): Jacob Husted, My name's Jake and I'll be the RA living with you on Jamestown N 4th.
Firstly, I'd just like to welcome you all back to the College! Hope your summers went well. I'm a junior, and I'm involved with W&M Safe Zone, Lambda Alliance, and am going to be getting involved in some of the martial arts classes that the Rec Center has to offer. If you have any questions you'd like to ask, don't be afraid to shoot me an email.

South 1st Floor (115): Marianna Stepniak, Sophomore;
Involved in: William and Mary Choir, Circle K International, Resident Housing Association, College Partnership for Kids


South 2nd floor (224): Hi Jamestown!My name is Mary Beth Case, and I'm the RA in Jamestown South 224.
I'm a senior psychology major who is also the president of the synchronized swimming club on campus and a building manager at the Sadler Center & Campus Center. If you have any questions or just want to chat, please don't hesitate to email or knock on my door!

South 2nd floor (233)Carlton Smith, Senior; Government Major;
Involved in: DoubleTake A Cappella, President of the Residence Hall Association, Tour Guide, Tribe Ambassador, and Senior Interviewer; I love meeting new people and learning their experiences.  I look forward to working with the staff and meeting the residents.


South 3rd Floor (324): Michael McFarland, Junior; International Relations major and a periodic swim clubber. I look forward to living and working with all Jamestown residents for the 2014-2015 academic year.


South 3rd Floor (333): Raghda Aboulatta, Junior; Major: Undecided;
Involved in: Muslim Student Association and Middle Eastern Students Association, Randolph Complex Hall Council 


South 4th floor (407): Julia Varoutsos, Junior; Majors: International Relations and Accounting
Involved in: Tribe Ambassador, Research Assistant at AidData