Richmond Road Welcome Messages

Greetings from The College of William & Mary!

Greetings from Williamsburg and the lovely historic College of William and Mary. For those new to housing in the Richmond Road Area, my name is Jenn Garcia, and I'm the Area Director for the Bryan Complex, Tribe Square, Monroe, the Lodges, and Old Dominion. I want to welcome our new students and send greetings to those returning to William and Mary. As Area Director, I am responsible for managing the day to day operations for the area as well as working with 22 very diverse and enthusiastic leaders who will be your future Resident Assistants and Head Residents.

The staff on Richmond Road work as a team to ensure that your experience, not just in the halls but at the College is one to be remembered. William and Mary is known for the community as a whole, and we are here to ensure that you feel safe and secure in your room, that the communities in all the halls are welcoming and conductive to not just living with, but learning from others.

At the end of the year, we hope you will feel that living in the residence halls is not just a place to sleep or store your stuff, but a place to come to relax, enjoy spending time with friends and neighbors and to learn more about yourself-someplace to call HOME. 

Part of the living experience will include involvement in Hall Council. We encourage you to come out and run for office, be a part of the general body, and help shape the community here. Every year is different, but the experience is worthwhile!  And while you are there, be sure to nominate those hardworking staff and hall council members for "of the month" recognition through the National Residence Hall Honorary.  YOU could be a future OTMer!

There are lots of things that make the halls in Richmond Road attractive to student living, so if you haven't already, please take the time to visit our website and learn more about your future home. And of course, take time to read the letters from the staff.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone at (757)221-3185 or via email at [[jmgarc]].

Enjoy the rest of the break, and safe travels!

Jennifer Garcia
Area Director, Richmond Road
NRHH Advisor
College of William & Mary
[[jmgarc]]

 

 

 

A Message from the Monroe Staff

We are all so excited to have you living with us this year. This is our official “Welcome to The Tribe” letter.  If we all do say so ourselves, Monroe is the best Freshman hall on campus! Monroe is located on lovely Old Campus, where a short stroll east down Richmond Road takes you right into Colonial Williamsburg.  Go west and you can grab a snack at close local businesses like Wawa, The Crust, or Subway…or head to the stadium to cheer for the Tribe at our home games.  The Sunken Gardens are nearby too for a quick game of Frisbee or a sunny afternoon nap.

Through Self –Determination we will make Monroe a “home” we all live in!  Please check out the video to learn more about what that means, and get ready to get involved with hall council!

Hello my name is Rachelle Broida and I will be the head resident in Monroe Hall. I am a senior, majoring in English and minoring in Literary and Cultural Studies, from New Jersey. In addition to Residence Life, I’m  involved in Hillel, Tribe College Outreach, National Residence Hall Honorary, and Phonathon. I really love baking and reading books for fun instead of the ones I usually have for homework.  I’m really excited about having the opportunity to advise hall council, our building’s governing body.  This is a great way to get involved and help make decisions.  If you are interested in student government or just enjoy planning events, be sure to come to the interest meeting and get involved.

HI! I'm Ali Whitehouse and I am the RA for Monroe 1st. I'm planning to major in Neuroscience and go to medical school. I play the saxophone and found a new love for photography. I'm super friendly so don't be afraid to say hello!

Hello everyone!  My name is Marcelo Aranibar, Class 2014.  I will be the guys’ RA on the first floor. I am a Finance major and an Economics minor. I’m  heavily involved in the Latin American Student Union, and we welcome anyone who is interested in the culture, music or the food. My loves include eating and sleeping.  This will be my second year as a RA in Monroe and I’m excited to welcome the next class.

Hey y'all! I'm Maddy Kozoyed, a sophomore this coming year and the RA for the lovely ladies of Monroe 2nd. You can always find me listening to music, laughing, eating popcorn, and making new friends. I am very excited to meet everyone! So feel free to come see me anytime to hang out, drink tea, and chat! 

Hey everyone!  I’m Michael McFarland- a class of 2016 sophomore studying International Relations.  I enjoy good books, swimming, running and meeting new people! Welcome to Monroe Hall and William and Mary, I look forward to meeting all the new Monroe men!

Hey, my name is Zoey DiMauro and I'm a senior with an English major and History minor. Besides Res Life I'm involved in Catholic Campus Ministry and Students for Life. Can't wait to meet you all!  I’ll be living on the third floor with the women on third east and I’m excited about what the community will be.

I’m Eric Martinez a member of the Class of 2016, and I’ll be the  guys' RA on the third floor. I’m a Neuroscience major, but I can be frequently found playing Mario Kart, talking about Texas, or watching something on YouTube. I’m excited to be joining Residence Life and is looking forward to a great year with the Monroe community

If you have questions throughout the summer, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the staff members in Monroe and we will answer as best as we can.  However, please remember we may  be traveling or out of touch with technology during the summer, so if you have  questions that you need immediate assistance with, contact the Area Director, Jenn Garcia at [[jmgarc]] or residence life at [[living]] or (757)221-4314.  And of course, the website www.wm.edu/reslife is full of helpful information!

Here's to a fantastic year in marvelous Monroe! 

Hark upon the Gale!

2013-2014 Monroe Staff

Jennifer Garcia Area Director [[jmgarc]]
Rachelle Broida
HR Monroe/Old Dominion [[e|rmbroida]]
Ali Whitehouse
RA Monroe 1st West [[e|awhitehouse]]
Marcelo Aranibar
RA Monroe 1st East [[e|mearanibar]]
Maddy Kozoyed
RA Monroe 2nd West [[e|mekozoyed]]
Michael McFarland
RA Monroe 2nd East [[e|mpmcfarland]]
Zoey DiMauro
RA Monroe 3rd East [[e|zrdimauro]]
Eric Martinez
RA Monroe 3rd West [[e|eamartinez]]

 

 

 

A Message from the Old Dominion Staff

Welcome to Old Dominion Hall! 

Located at the convenient intersection between Sadler, Old Campus, and, of course, Wawa, Old Dominion is easily one of the best places to live at the College. We have a lot of fun things planned for you this year, but first, a little about ourselves

Hayley Brock is a member of the class of 2015 and will be the RA of OD 1st. “I am a major in Sociology with a secondary major in environmental policy. I also work at Swem library in the Interlibrary Loans Department. I enjoy the outdoors, movies, and reading. I look forward to meeting my new residents.”

Anderson Johnson is a member of the class of 2014 and will be the RA on the second floor of Old Dominion. “I am a biology major and a chemistry minor who enjoys fencing, biking, and racquetball. I’m also involved in Aphi Phi Omega, National Residence Hall Honorary, and I pray nightly that I will get into grad school. I’m excited to welcome residents back to campus for the new school year!”

Hi! My name is Tyler Billups. I am a rising senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in sociology.  When not in class, I enjoy tutoring with the College Partnership for Kids Program as well as singing with my fellow choir members in Ebony Expressions.  I am also a Development Ambassador.  In my free time, I like to hang out with friends and watch movies.  I am always ready and willing to help others! :)

We can't wait to meet all of you! We have lots of cool things in store for you, and are expecially looking forward to being active with Hall Council, which we share with the Lodges, Bryan Complex and Tribe Square. Through Self-Determination we will make this a “home” and we want to make sure you all have a chance to have a voice in that!  Check out the link for a reminder about self-determination

If you have any questions throughout the summer, please don’t hesitate to contact of the staff members in Old Dominion as we will be happy to answer as best we can.  However, please  remember that we may be traveling or out of touch with technology during the summer, so if you have a question which requires an immediate answer, contact the Area Director Jenn Garcia at jmgarc@wm.edu or Residence Life at [[living]] or 757-221-4314.

Sincerely,


Hayley Brock
RA, Old Dominion 1st [[e|hrbrock]]
Anderson Johnson
RA, Old Dominion 2nd [[e|jajohnson]]
Tyler Billups
RA, Old Dominion 3rd [[e|tabillups]]
Taylor Feenstra
HR Monroe/Old Dominion [[e|tnfeenstra]]
Jennifer Garcia Area Director [[jmgarc]]

 

 

A Message from the Byran Complex and Lodges Staff

Welcome to the Bryan Complex!!

The Bryan Complex is conveniently located on Richmond Road which provides easy access to Wawa, CW, and brand new restaurants in Tribe Square that offer great late night dining options!  It is also close to trolley and bus stops for getting off campus.  The Complex is close to Sadler, Zable, and classes on Old Campus!  The complex offers two laundry rooms, a small music room with a piano, a volleyball court, air conditioning, great lounges, and members of the best staff on campus!  All residence halls at the College have hall councils, which are the student-run governing body for the residence halls.  They are responsible for working out a budget, making improvements to the halls, overseeing community agreements, and planning social events for the community! Complex residents serve the hall council governing Old Dominion, Tribe Square, the Lodges, and the Complex, creating a unique blend of buildings in our community!  

If you are not too familiar with this new place you call home, let me tell you about them.  The lodges, one of the most popular housing options, are situated centrally on campus and are directly next to the Sadler Center and the Daily Grind. These unique cottage-style residences are single sex by lodge and have multiple bedrooms, a kitchen, and a large, furnished common room. The lodges have plenty of room for each resident and are still a cozy and private place to live in the heart of campus.

Now that you know a bit about what the Complex and Lodges have to offer you, let’s meet those amazing RAs! 

Gus Tate: My name is Gus and I am a Junior Biology major. I have participated in research on campus and enjoy camping and skiing. I am looking forward to being an RA next year on Bryan 3rd!

Cora Karamitsos: I'm sophomore physics major from NOVA. I'm in Gamma Phi Beta and love watching Mad Men and drinking Teavana tea. I want to live in California eventually and my favorite season is spring.  I’m looking forward to being the RA for Bryan 2nd.

Kristin Hopkins: I'm Kristin Hopkins and I'm the RA for Bryan 1st and basement! I'm a government and theatre double major and I love the color pink, Netflix, Broadway musicals, and shopping! I'm super excited for this year and can't wait to meet all you!

Ashley Jones: I am double majoring in Psychology and Elementary Education. My passions in life are Spanish language and culture, children, and education.  I will be the RA in Camm basement and can't wait to meet you all.

Ted Westrick: When not learning the ropes of my new RA position, I enjoy riding my motorcycle, reading quality literature, and playing around on the computer. I also enjoy debate and discussion on a great many topics from political theory to the superiority of fountain pens over their cheap, ballpoint brethren.I’m looking forward to meet all the folks who’ll be living in Camm upper

Taylor Mack: Hey you guys! My name is Taylor Mack and I am the RA for Stith Hall!  I am a psychology and government double major, and love listening/singing music in my free time! If you ever want to sing, talk, or chill please knock on my door; I'm so excited to meet you all!!!

Seb Meekins: Hi! I'm Robert "Seb" Meekins and I'll be your RA for Madison Upper. I'm part of Class of 2015 and am studying Computer Science and Government. I volunteer with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and enjoy having LAN matches with friends. I'm very much looking forward to a new year and getting to know all of you!

Chloe Grishaw: Hey! I'm Chloe Grishaw and I am the RA for Dawson.  I am in the Class of 2014, a Kinesiology & Health Sciences major, and Psychology minor.  I am in APO, a member of NRHH, and a student-athlete tutor. I love country music, food, and fitness classes :) I'm really excited for this year! If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Conor Davidson: I am from Newport News, Virginia and an Economics major at the college. I enjoy soccer and going on adventures. I will be the RA for those living in Madison and Stith basements.  I’m looking forward to meeting each of you and learning about your interests.

Taylor Feenstra: Hey! I’m Taylor and I’m the Head Resident for the Bryan Complex and the Lodges this year!  I’m a senior majoring in Public Policy and Psychology and I really enjoy research on campus.I enjoy watching the Vikings on football Sundays, watching movies, and baking! the advisor for hall council and I hope to see you come out to our meetings and events.It’s going to be a great year! Welcome to Richmond Road!

Hi my name is Ruth Dana and I will be the RA for the lodges this year. I am originally from outside of Philadelphia.  I’m a Biology major and part of the Class of 2014. I am also involved with the Residence Hall Association as its president. I enjoy hanging out with friends, listening to music, spending time outdoors, and drawing. Some of my favorite things are live music, sitting on hammocks, and almost any type of food (especially chips). I hope you are having a great summer!I am very excited to meet all of the new people who will be living in the lodges!

As you can see, the staff is very diverse and we are excited for the coming year. If you have questions throughout the summer, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the staff members in The Complex and we will answer as best as we can.  But please remember we may  be traveling or out of touch with technology during the summer so if you have a question that you need immediate assistance with, contact the Area Director, Jenn Garcia at jmgarc@wm.edu or residence life at living@wm.edu or (757)221-4314.  And of course, the website www.wm.edu/reslife is full of helpful information!

 

Ruth Dana Lodges [[e|rmdana]]
Kristin Hopkins
Bryan 1st and Basement [[e|kbhopkins]]
Cora Karamitsos
Bryan 2nd [[e|cmkaramitsos]]
Gus Tate
Bryan 3rd [[e|astate]]
Ted Westrick
Camm Upper [[e|tbswestrick]]
Ashley Jones
Camm Basement [[e|arjones02]]
Chloe Grishaw
Dawson Hall [[e|cegrishaw]]
Seb Meekins
Madison Upper [[e|rsmeekins]]
Taylor Mack
Stith Upper [[e|tamack]]
Conor Davidson
Madison and Stith Basements [[e|ccdavidson]]
Taylor Feenstra
Head Resident [[e|tnfeenstra]]

 

A Message from the Tribe Square Staff

Welcome! My name is Jyness Williams and I have the pleasure of being the Tribe Square RA for this upcoming year. I amSenior Kinesiology major and Music minor. I like to keep it upbeat, honest, and positive. Please feel free to contact me at any time!

 Tribe Square is conveniently located next to Wawa and across the street from the Sadler Center and Bryan Complex. Tribe Square has three large lounges, a laundry room on each floor, and a swipe entrance elevator. One of the best things about Tribe Square is that the apartments consist of four single rooms (with full size beds!), two bathrooms, a combined living room and kitchen area with a fridge, stove, oven and microwave. Each apartment comes with one lamp located in the living rooms, but residents must provide their own lighting for their bedrooms. Each bedroom contains a full size bed, desk, desk chair, file cabinet, and set of dresser drawers. Subway, Pita Pit, the Crust, and Mooyah are located just below the Tribe Square apartments making it the perfect location if you need a late night snack!

 As your Resident Assistant, I look forward to planning programs that fit your needs! Some program ideas I have are resume and cover letter workshops, movie nights, potluck dinners, stress relief (massages anyone?), and plenty of fun contests and games! Hall dues for the summer, fall, and spring will only be thirty dollars.

Our big check in times are at the start of each of the sessions so here are the times:

May 261pm-7pm
June 30 1pm-7pm
August 249am-11pm and other designated hours posted for upper-class check in

You can also check in at the Bryan Duty office (located in the basement of Bryan Hall) between the hours of 7 and 11pm.

At our hall meeting we will be discussing the community agreement.  Please come with ideas in mind of how you want our community to come together.  Self Determination is an important and unique aspect of living on campus at William and Mary.  So to refresh your memory about what that means, please check out this little movie J starring some folks you may know!

If you have any questiosn or need to check in at a different time, please contact me at [[e|jawilliams02]], the Area Director,  Jenn Garcia at [[jmgarc]], or Residence Life at [[living]].

Please keep in mind that you cannot check in any earlier than May 26, and that you must be in contact at least a week in advance if you need to check in at an alternate time.

Can’t wait to meet you!

Jyness Williams, Resident Assistant, [[e|jawilliams02]] 

The Bryan Complex is conveniently located on Richmond Road which provides easy access to Wawa, CW, and brand new restaurants in Tribe Square that offer great late night dining options!  It is also close to trolley and bus stops for getting off campus.  The Complex is close to Sadler, Zable, and classes on Old Campus!  The complex offers two laundry rooms, a small music room with a piano, a volleyball court, air conditioning, great lounges, and members of the best staff on campus!  All residence halls at the College have hall councils, which are the student-run governing body for the residence halls.  They are responsible for working out a budget, making improvements to the halls, overseeing community agreements, and planning social events for the community! Complex residents serve the hall council governing Old Dominion, Tribe Square, the Lodges, and the Complex, creating a unique blend of buildings in our community!  

If you are not too familiar with this new place you call home, let me tell you about them.  The lodges, one of the most popular housing options, are situated centrally on campus and are directly next to the Sadler Center and the Daily Grind. These unique cottage-style residences are single sex by lodge and have multiple bedrooms, a kitchen, and a large, furnished common room. The lodges have plenty of room for each resident and are still a cozy and private place to live in the heart of campus. 

Now that you know a bit about what the Complex and Lodges have to offer you, let’s meet those amazing RAs! 

Gus Tate: My name is Gus and I am a Junior Biology major. I have participated in research on campus and enjoy camping and skiing. I am looking forward to being an RA next year on Bryan 3rd!

Cora Karamitsos: I'm sophomore physics major from NOVA. I'm in Gamma Phi Beta and love watching Mad Men and drinking Teavana tea. I want to live in California eventually and my favorite season is spring.  I’m looking forward to being the RA for Bryan 2nd.

Kristin Hopkins: I'm Kristin Hopkins and I'm the RA for Bryan 1st and basement! I'm a government and theatre double major and I love the color pink, Netflix, Broadway musicals, and shopping! I'm super excited for this year and can't wait to meet all you!

Ashley Jones: I am double majoring in Psychology and Elementary Education. My passions in life are Spanish language and culture, children, and education.  I will be the RA in Camm basement and can't wait to meet you all.

Ted Westrick: When not learning the ropes of my new RA position, I enjoy riding my motorcycle, reading quality literature, and playing around on the computer. I also enjoy debate and discussion on a great many topics from political theory to the superiority of fountain pens over their cheap, ballpoint brethren.  I’m looking forward to meet all the folks who’ll be living in Camm upper

Taylor Mack: Hey you guys! My name is Taylor Mack and I am the RA for Stith Hall!  I am a psychology and government double major, and love listening/singing music in my free time! If you ever want to sing, talk, or chill please knock on my door; I'm so excited to meet you all!!!

Seb Meekins: Hi! I'm Robert "Seb" Meekins and I'll be your RA for Madison Upper. I'm part of Class of 2015 and am studying Computer Science and Government. I volunteer with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and enjoy having LAN matches with friends. I'm very much looking forward to a new year and getting to know all of you!

Chloe Grishaw: Hey! I'm Chloe Grishaw and I am the RA for Dawson.  I am in the Class of 2014, a Kinesiology & Health Sciences major, and Psychology minor.  I am in APO, a member of NRHH, and a student-athlete tutor. I love country music, food, and fitness classes :) I'm really excited for this year! If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Conor Davidson: I am from Newport News, Virginia and an Economics major at the college. I enjoy soccer and going on adventures. I will be the RA for those living in Madison and Stith basements.  I’m looking forward to meeting each of you and learning about your interests.

Taylor Feenstra: Hey! I’m Taylor and I’m the Head Resident for the Bryan Complex and the Lodges this year!  I’m a senior majoring in Public Policy and Psychology and I really enjoy research on campus.  I enjoy watching the Vikings on football Sundays, watching movies, and baking!  I’m the advisor for hall council and I hope to see you come out to our meetings and events.  It’s going to be a great year! Welcome to Richmond Road!

Hi my name is Ruth Dana and I will be the RA for the lodges this year. I am originally from outside of Philadelphia.  I’m a Biology major and part of the Class of 2014. I am also involved with the Residence Hall Association as its president. I enjoy hanging out with friends, listening to music, spending time outdoors, and drawing. Some of my favorite things are live music, sitting on hammocks, and almost any type of food (especially chips).  I hope you are having a great summer!  I am very excited to meet all of the new people who will be living in the lodges!