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 and Old Dominion Halls. Hopefully everyone 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 21 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. We are here to ensure that you feel safe and secure in your room, that the communities in all the halls are welcoming and conducive to not just living with, but learning from each other. We hope you will find 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. We are very excited about the new additions in Bryan Complex such as the piano practice room, additional study area, and new laundry facility that opened up in the spring. And I think it would go without saying that we are VERY excited to add Tribe Square to our group of buildings. Like you, we are also wondering what restaurants/stores will be on the first floor. It really is a well-kept secret.
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!
Area Director, Richmond Road
College of William & Mary
Hello and welcome to Monroe! We are all so excited to have you living with us this year. If we all do say so ourselves, Monroe is the best Freshman hall on campus! Monroe is located on lovely old campus and it is conveniently located on Richmond Road, just a short walk to the east and you can take a stroll through 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 so you can go and hang out with your buds on the grass!
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!
This year the Head Resident in Monroe is Rachel Quiñones. She is a Senior History and American Studies major from Jacksonville, Florida. Rachel is very involved in the Residence Life world, Catholic Campus ministries, and the Spotswood Society. Rachel has an inordinate love of Harry Potter, loves baking, and enjoys walking in Colonial Williamsburg.
Anderson Johnson, class of 2014, is going to the guys’ RA on the first floor of Monroe. He is a Biology major who enjoys fencing, hiking, tennis and mountain biking. He is eager to welcome his residents to campus!
Sara Skaggs, class 2015, is going to be the girls’ RA on the first floor. She is an English major and Religious Studies minor. She loves the color pink, swing dancing, BCM, baking, reading, and scrapbooking. And she is very excited to meet her new residents!
Marcello Aranibar, Class 2014, is going to be the guys’ RA on the second floor. He is an Economics and Finance double major. He is heavily involved in the Latin American Student Union. He loves eating and sleeping and is eagerly awaiting meeting his residents!
Danett Song, Class of 2013, is going to be the RA for the girls on the second floor. She is a Math major, Music minor. She is in Alpha Phi Omega, the National Residence Hall Honorary, and Agape Christian Fellowship. And she would like to welcome everyone to the 74th Annual Hunger Games!
Dexter Strong, Class of 2013, is the gentlemen’s RA on the third floor. He is Psychology major and Women Studies’ minor. He is involved with Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity, One in Four, and works part time at Avalon Center for Women and Children. Welcome fellow Monrovians to the best dorm in the world!
Chloe Grishaw, class of 2014, is the girls’ RA on the third floor. She is a Kinesiology and Health Sciences major and a Psychology minor. She plays Ultimate Frisbee, likes country music, and is a member of Operation Smile. She is so excited to meet her residents!
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. But 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 email@example.com or residence life at firstname.lastname@example.org or (757)221-4314. And of course, the website www.wm.edu/reslife is full of helpful information!
May the odds be EVER in your favor,
2012-2013 Monroe Staff
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Welcome to Old Dominion Hall! We’re so happy to be part of your Res Life experience this year and we look forward to meeting each and every one of you! We have lots of exciting things planned, but first we’d like to introduce ourselves.
The RA on OD 1st is Rachelle Broida. Rachelle is a rising junior, and is majoring in English. Rachelle is active in Hillel and works at Phonathon. She enjoys watching movies, reading, and exploring the William and Mary campus. She also likes baking, so expect lots of yummy goodies!
On OD 2nd you will find Karthik Ilakkuvan. Karthik is a rising senior majoring in Marketing with an as-of-yet undeclared minor in Economics. He is involved with the International Relations Club on campus and also works at Phonathon. His favorite things to do include, but are not limited to, eating Taco Bell, drinking Coke, enjoying the beautiful William and Mary campus, and eating Rachelle’s yummy goodies.
Living at the top of OD, you will find Aleca Blaisdell-Black. Aleca is rising senior majoring in English. She is a part of Army ROTC on campus and the Canterbury Association. She enjoys running, working out, long walks on the beach, and getting caught in the rain (not actually, I hate rain). She does not bake but is phenomenal at purchasing cookie dough and ice cream from Bloom- I mean, Food Lion.
With a staff as enthusiastic and good looking as this one, you can’t go wrong! We have lots of things in store for you, including a welcome back s’mores and cook-out event, entertaining nights in the attic with the new TV, Popsicle study breaks, and cider walks. We are also looking forward to being active with Hall Council, which we share with 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 the building as we will be happy to answer as best we can. But, 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 email@example.com or Residence Life at 757-221-4314.
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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 volleyball court, air conditioning, great lounges, and members of the best staff on campus! This year the hall council has been very active in the area and we are looking forward to another great year.
Now, let’s meet those amazing RAs!
Hey I’m Jyness. I’m really excited to meet you. I worked with freshmen last year, so I’m super excited to work with upper classmen this year. I’m a kinesiology major and music minor.
Hi guys! I’m Clare and I’ll be a sophomore next year as Bryan 2nd’s RA. I love baking, running, and playing piano. On-campus, I am involved in the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, Project Phoenix, and Student Alumni Council.
My name is Mike Pozulp and I’m the RA for Bryan 3rd Floor from the class of 2015. In my free time I enjoy reading, throwing the frisbee or football, lifting weights, playing basketball, and cooking and I have countless other hobbies that I really enjoy. I’m majoring in computer science and economics and I work for HPC at WM IT.
Hey! I’m Kristin Hopkins, and I will be the RA in Camm Basement. I’m a government and theatre double major. I enjoy Broadway musicals, small dogs, cupcakes, and getting to know you
My name is Philip Basnight and I’m the RA in Camm from the class of 2013. Aside from Res Life I work with AMP, Tribe College Outreach and love to play music. I am majoring in Religious Studies and German Studies and love listening to jazz music in my free time. I have a futon and a TV and everyone is welcome to come hang out!
Hey!!! My name is Stephanie and I am the RA in Dawson. I was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. On sunny days, you can find me relaxing on the Sunken Gardens. I am very excited to meet you!! Get pumped! J
I’m Jak Packtor, and you’ll find me living in Madison Basement, but I’m here for both Madison and Stith Basement. I’m a philosophy major, but love learning about anything. Come visit me for some coffee, tea, or just conversation.
I’m Alex Cousins and I’m working with residents in Madison Upper for the year. I like spending my time trying to find things to laugh about and meandering about Old Campus (hardly unique for a History/English major). Come and hang out 24/7, I’ll make sure there’s always something for you to do!
Hello all! I’m Caroline Merryman, your friendly Stith Upper RA. On campus, I’m involved in my sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and with the Chemistry Department where I work in an Organic Chemistry research lab. I really love baking, bad horror movies, and I’m very excited to be living with you all next year!
Hello! I’m Taylor Feenstra and I am the Head Resident for the Bryan Complex and Tribe Square! Last year I was an RA in Bryan Basement and I’m very excited to be an HR this year! I am majoring in Public Policy and Psychology. I enjoy watching movies, baking, and outdoorsy things like hunting and fishing. I am very close to my family in Minnesota, but my Richmond Road family is a great alternative while I’m at school! J
As you can see, our team is ready to meet you! We are so excited about next year and hope that you are too! And of course, we’re ready to help you make the complex your own through Self Determination! Make sure to check out the video for a reminder of what that means!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or residence life at email@example.com or (757)221-4314. And of course, the website www.wm.edu/reslife is full of helpful information!
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Welcome! My name is Keely Fitzgerald and I am very excited to be the first full term (summer, fall, and spring) Resident Assistant in Tribe Square. I am a lovely member of the Class of 2013, and I am majoring in English and Elementary Education. I am also actively involved in College Partnership for Kids, Ebony Expressions, and Alpha Phi Omega.
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 27 1pm-7pm
July 1 1pm-7pm
August 25 9am-11pm and other designated hours posted for upper-class check in
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 need to check in outside of these times (but no earlier than May 27th, please email me or Jenn at least a week in advance so we can arrange to check you in.
If you have any questions throughout the summer, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer as best as I can. You can also contact the Area Director Jenn Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or residence life at 757-221-4314.
Can’t wait to meet you!
Keely Fitzgerald, Resident Assistant, [[e|kjfitzgerald]]