Outer Limits Welcome Messages

A Message from your Area Director

To all students, parents, family and friends, I want to personally offer my welcome to you for the upcoming year. My name is April Palmer and I am the Area Director for the Outer Limits. This area includes the following residence halls: Yates, Hunt, Taliaferro, Reves,  Brown and the Graduate Complex. You might ask yourself, what is an Area Director?  I am a full-time live-in staff member of the College with a Master’s Degree. I have worked in Residence Life for many years, so I have extensive experience in student housing and in working with the issues and concerns of our residential students. Overall, I am responsible for the day-to-day activities that occur in the Outer Limits/Yates.

Living in a residence hall can be a time of great excitement and challenges! As Residence Life staff, it is our responsibility to ensure that we offer support to our students while encouraging their independence and personal responsibility. With 25 student staff members in this area, we offer a great deal of information and guidance. We are also known for having a tremendous amount of fun. I can assure you -- there is never a lack of something to do. One of the greatest ways to be involved is to be a part of Hall Council--the governing body for the residence halls. It is also a fast way to make new friends and offer input about your building.

At this point in the year, students are often thinking about how to prepare for the upcoming year. Please review the Residence Life website for information that can help in this process. I understand that sometimes it is necessary to speak to someone directly. I encourage you to contact me should you have any questions.

Welcome to all our new students, and welcome back to our returning students! I look forward to your arrival in August!

April Palmer
Area Director, Outer Limits
The College of William and Mary
(757) 221-3187



A Message from the Outer Limits Staff

Dear Residents of the Outer Limits,

Welcome to the Outer Limits area in Old Campus.  The Outer Limits area consists of Yates, Reves, Hunt, Taliaferro, Brown and the Graduate Complex. We are looking forward to another great year in the area and also looking forward to meeting you and living alongside you. Yates, Reves and the Graduate Complex are air-conditioned, but Taliaferro, Brown and Hunt are not; though with permission you are allowed to have a window unit.

Taliaferro Hall, conveniently located near the Campus Center, houses a close-knit group of freshmen students. Each room has its own sink and mirror. Laundry, a large social lounge, a study lounge, and a kitchen are all located on the first floor. The lounges are air conditioned. Sarah and Amanuel, your RAs, look forward to building community with you! Ammanuel and Sarah want to welcome the fantastic residents of Taliaferro! Get ready for some of the best times of your life! Your RAs can't wait to meet you!

Hunt Hall is an upperlevel residence hall on campus. It is sandwiched between the Market Place and Colonial Williamsburg. The duty office is located on the first floor. There are a total of five lounges with three on the first floor and two on the second. Four of the lounges are air conditioned. Hunt also has an elevator. Your RA’s Jerrel and Jocelyn are excited to meet you! Jocelyn will be a Junior and she transferred to William & Mary the fall of her sophomore year. She thinks it's one of the best decisions she's ever made! Jerrel likes drinking a lot of tea and listening to a lot of jazz and he's happy to share both.

Reves Hall houses an academic living-learning community on the first two floors centered on the theme of International Studies and students are offered the chance to develop their knowledge and skills, as well as their similar interests in cultures, politics and international relations. The third floor houses the Community Scholars community. This group of students is focused on community engagement and scholarship. These living learning communities allow for close knit upperlevel communities. There are spacious kitchens on each floor as well as study space and laundry on each floor. Reves is air conditioned. A quick note from your RAs: Kim Bond is a Biology and Art Major from Kentucky, a big fan of Sadler's Golden Delicious apples (weakness), and she is so excited to get to know you all this upcoming year! Sara is returning to Reves for the second year and is looking forward to building a community with you all.

Brown Hall is a small freshman building situated on Prince George Street near Colonial Williamsburg. Brown Hall has a large lounge on the first floor and a sun room. The building has a beautiful brick walled courtyard and is located across the street from Baskin Robbins, Aromas, and the Blue Talon. Kendall and James want to welcome you to "Brown Town"! They're excited to get to live with you all and help ease your transition to college. Welcome to the Tribe!

We encourage you to join your Hall Council and become leaders in your buildings – it is a valuable experience that allows you to help plan fun activities for your fellow residents and to serve as the governing body for the buildings. Bianca will be advising the hall councils and working closely with the executive board. Hall Councils are also responsible for providing social and educational events and activities and keeping the duty office stocked. Residents who pay dues will have access to items in the duty office such as DVD players, movies, vacuums, Wii video game system and games, cleaning supplies, board games, outdoor games, and much more. Hall Council is a part of self determination within the residence halls.  You will hear a lot about “self-determination” at William & Mary. It means that students who live in each residence hall determine their own rules and regulations. For more information about self determination check out our website.

Your Outer Limits Undergraduate staff:

April Palmer Area Director Office: Brown 101 [[ajpalmer01]]
Kendall Lorenzen Resident Assistant Brown 2 Brown 208B [[e|ktlorenzen]]
James Walker Resident Assistant Brown 3 - Substance Free Brown 305 [[e|mjwalker02]]
Jocelyn Terr Resident Assistant Hunt 2 Hunt 208 [[e|jaterry]]
Jerrel Ledbetter Resident Assistant Hunt 3 Hunt 305 [[e|jeledbetter]]
Kimberly Bond Resident Assistant Reves International Studies Reves 222 [[e|kmbond]]
Sara Bellakbira Resident Assistant Reves Community Scholars Reves 306 [[e|sbellakbira]]
Bianca Hamp Head Resident Taliaferro, Hunt, Reves, and Brown Reves 118 [[e|jpmarlton]]
Amanuel Shitaye Resident Assistant Taliaferro Taliaferro 1st and Tower, 110 [[e|abshitaye]]
Sarah VanKirk Resident Assistant Taliaferro Taliaferro 2nd and 3rd, 303 [[e|sevankirk]]










A Message from the Graduate Outer Limits Staff

The Complex Director and four GRAs welcome you to the Graduate Complex , often referred simply as the Gradplex! The Gradplex is a unique learning and living environment for Graduate students at the College of William and Mary. Grad Staff hosts various event and activity opportunities throughout the year to bring our community together. If you are interested in getting involved in events or activities at the Gradplex then you are welcome to join Apartment Council in the Fall. Feel free to email Jenny Eaton. [[e|jleaton]], the Complex Director, for more information. Apartment Council and the Grad staff work together to create events and activities that are catered to the needs of our residents. You will hear a lot about “self-determination” at William & Mary. It means that students who live in each residence hall determine their own rules and regulations. For more information about self determination check out our website.

The Grad staff

Jenny Eaton Complex Director 801 [[e|jleaton]]
Amber Clark GRA 100, 200 108A [[e|arclark]]
Luyao Yan GRA 300, 400 303A [[e|lyan]]
Chris Generous GRA 500, 600 602A [[e|cgenerous]]
Scott Masselli GRA 700, 800, 900 905A [[e|swmasselli]]




A Message from the Yates Hall Staff!

The Yates staff would like to send you our greetings as you prepare to make the transition to college life and join us here in the fall. We are looking forward to exciting times as you begin this important new part of your life. We know that you are gong to enjoy it, and we are eager to help you find your way on the path to independence.

First, we'd like to tell you about Yates Hall, where you'll be living this coming year. Yates is the largest freshman hall on campus, so expect to meet many different people with exciting backgrounds. Yates, names after Rev. William Yates, the 5th President of the College, opened in 1962. Yates has three floors, with three separate halls on each floor, and a basement. The building also has seven different lounges.

Yates Hall has a lot to offer. It's famous - Jon Stewart lived in the basement - and cool - we have AC! It's also close to the Rec Center, the dining hall, William & Mary Hall, Kaplan Arena, Swem Library, and the Sadler Center. Other amenities include laundry facilities, vending machines, a pool table, a ping pong table, board games galore, vacuum cleaners, cooking equipment, a huge DVD collection, and several nice flat screen TVs.

The Yates staff is made up of ten Resident Assistants and one Hall Director. Resident Assistants (RAs) are student staff members trained to ensure a healthy, safe, and vibrant living community. Each RA is available as a resource to answer any questions you have, enforce policy, and plan exciting events and activities for residents of the hall. The RA lives on the hall wiht you and is there to help. The Hall Director is a graduate student at the College who works with the RAs and serves as the advisor to Hall Council, and there to assist you during your time living in Yates.

If you have any questions before you arrive in August, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer any of your questions and we all look forward to welcoming you to William & Mary and to Yates Hall. Have a great summer and we'll see you soon!

The Yates Hall staff

Name Location Email
April Palmer, Area Director Outer Limits/Yates [[ajpalmer01]]
Elizabeth Herron Hall Director [[e|ejherron]]
Corynne Dech Basement (B001-B015) [[e|csdech]]
Matthew Renn 1st South (101-115) [[e|mjrenn]]
Rebekah Koch 1st Center (117-131) [[e|rekoch]]
Nuha Naqvi 1st North (132-147) [[e|nsnaqvi]]
Arona Diop 2nd South (201-215) [[e|adiop]]
Harini Manikandan 2nd Center (217-231) [[e|hmanikandan]]
Kristin Giordano 2nd North (232-247) [[e|krgiordano]]
Daniel Rice 3rd South (301-315) [[e|drrice]]
Meaghan Smith 3rd Center (317-331) [[e|mksmith]]
Tyler Callahan 3rd North (332-347) [[e|tecallahan]]