To all students, parents, family and friends, I want to personally offer my welcome to you for the upcoming year. My name is Cynthia Brauch and I am your Area Director. 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 area.
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 many 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!Cynthia Brauch Area Director Office – Brown 101
Welcome to W&M! Situated in the historical “Ancient Campus”, our buildings surround the Campus Center and are a short walk from Colonial Williamsburg- so don’t be alarmed by the sounds of cannon fire and the fife and drum corps on a nice afternoon! We are looking forward to another great year in the area and also looking forward to meeting you and living alongside you!
Taliaferro Hall houses a close-knit group of freshmen students. Each room has its own sink and mirror. Laundry facilities, a large social lounge, a study lounge, and a kitchen are all located on the first floor. The lounges are air-conditioned but the rest of the dorm is not. Residents will enjoy being located next to the premier cafeteria on campus – Marketplace.
Hunt Hall is a freshman residence hall on campus. 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, but the rest of the dorm is not. There are also two kitchens, on the first and second floors, and laundry facilities on the first floor. Hunt Hall is also immediately adjacent to Marketplace, a great place to grab a quick bite on the way to class.
Reves Hall is beautiful hall located right next to Colonial Williamsburg. Reves is an air-conditioned building with a kitchen, lounge, and laundry room for student use. Students who live in Reves are exposed to wonderful, diverse program opportunities with an International Studies theme, as it shares a building with the Reves Center, which is responsible for study abroad programs at the College.
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 social and educational activities for your fellow residents and to serve as the governing body for the buildings. 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. Patrick, your Head Resident, will be advising the Hall Council and working closely with the executive board.
We can't wait to meet all of you! We have lots of cool things in store for you and are excited for the upcoming year. If you have any questions throughout the summer, please don’t hesitate to contact the staff members in the area and we will assist as best we can!