Barrett and Jefferson Welcome Message

Greetings from The College of William & Mary!

On behalf of the staff, I would like to say welcome to our “home”.  My name is Taylor Locks, and I am the Area Director. As a full-time professional, I am responsible for the day-to-day management of the area. I also supervise the student staff members that live in the halls so 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!

Taylor Locks
Residence Life
The College of William & Mary
757-221-1240 (fax)

A Message from the Staff

Dear Future Jefferson and Barrett Hall Residents,

Welcome home! We are excited that you are coming to live with us, and we are eager to meet all of you in August. Your future Resident Assistants (RAs) and Head Resident (HR) have come from around the country, as far away as San Diego, and we’re looking forward to experience this upcoming year with you!

Jefferson and Barrett are located on Old Campus, with great access to Colonial Williamsburg, as well as the Sunken Gardens, Jamestown Field, the Campus Center, and Marketplace dining facility.  Both buildings have air conditioning for those muggy Williamsburg summers. There are picnic tables and a grill right outside the buildings, as well as a climbing tree and beautiful porch on Barrett for relaxed studying and extended study breaks.

Jefferson offers some fantastic living arrangements for freshmen.  The first floor is all female, and the second and third floors as well as the basement are split down the middle by male and female. First, second, and third floors have two staff members on each side; the basement has one RA.  There are kitchens and at least one lounge on each floor.  Each room has its own sink and mirror.  The laundry room is located in the basement.  Jefferson shares a duty office with Barrett Hall, and the office is located in Barrett 108. This is where residents go if they are locked out of their room, or wish to check out movies, cookware, a vacuum, etc. after paying their hall dues.

Barrett Hall, a renovated hotel, is one of the most beautiful buildings on campus.  It has a large porch with rocking chairs, parlors with comfortable couches, and high ceilings in every room. Barrett also features a kitchen and laundry room on each floor.

We encourage you to join your Hall Council and become leaders in the building; 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 building.  Hall Council is also responsible for providing social and educational programs 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.  Self-determination means that students who live in each residence hall determine their own rules and regulations. Information on self-determination can be found here:

We can’t wait to meet you! We know it’s going to be a great year!

The 2017-2018 Jefferson-Barrett Hall Staff

Andy Allen – Head Resident, Jefferson 114 (

            Hi everyone! I’m Andy, a rising senior here at the College majoring in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and I have the pleasure of being Jefferson and Barrett’s Head Resident. Outside of the hall, I am involved in Campus Recreation, National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. I enjoy teaching fitness classes at the Rec (like BodyPump and Zumba), walks through campus or Colonial Williamsburg, pit-stops at Kilwin’s or Sno-to-Go, and I love being active and playing/watching sports! Feel free to email me if you have any questions, and get ready for a fantastic year!

Kandace Kimber – Resident Assistant, Jefferson B03 (

            Hello, J-Base Residents! My name Kandace Kimber and I am a junior here at the college majoring in Economics. I love pizza, Beyoncé , and anything that comes in a tortilla.  I can't wait to meet you guys and if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to shoot me an email!

DeLauren Davis – Resident Assistant, Jefferson 315 (

Hello everyone! My name is DeLauren Davis and I am a senior at the College majoring in Africana Studies. I have been an RA for two years, and am definitely looking forward to getting to know you all. I am the President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and endeavor to pursue a career in Student Affairs. I can't wait to meet you all!

Danny McNeil – Resident Assistant, Jefferson 319(

            Hey everyone! I'm Danny, and I'll be the RA for Jefferson 3rd! My favorite things include The Cheesecake Factory, Survivor, tennis, and Pentatonix! Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you need anything .

Victoria Diaz – Resident Assistant, Jefferson 315  (

            Welcome to Jefferson 3rd!! I am beyond stoked to get to know all of you over the school year. I look forward to meeting all of you and helping to make your transition into college as smooth as room temp peanut butter. Welcome to the tribe, wonderful people!! ;)

Grace Braren – Resident Assistant, Barrett 321, (

            Hey, ya'll! My name is Grace, and I'm the RA for Barret 3rd West (but from here on out referred to as West Wing because that show is great and I want to be that cool)! I'm from North Carolina, in my second year here at the Swamp, and majoring in Government and minoring in History. I'm in a committed relationship with sleep (tbh I'm probably napping if you need me), love sloths, and despise Pepto Bismol pink. I can't wait to meet your lovely selves in a few short weeks!

Kristina Posner -- Resident Assistant, Jefferson 129 (

            Hello everyone! My name is Kristina Posner and I am a rising sophomore here at the college! I am super excited to be the Resident Assistant for Jefferson First West and was a resident on this hall last year! I cannot wait for our year together!

Jack Zhang – Resident Assistant, Jefferson 215 (

            What's up everyone? My name is Jack Zhang and I am from Trumbull, Connecticut. This is my third time living in Jefferson and this year is bound to be a BLAST. Some of my favorite things in the world (in no particular order) include: Avatar: The Last Airbender, going mountain climbing, Smash Bros, creative writing, FOOD, puns, and having deep/philosophical conversations. On the weekends, you can usually going on some adventures (expect to be brought on many adventures during your time here), making an endless stream of puns, or pondering the meaning of life. On campus I am involved with the Humans of William & Mary (shoutout to HONY), the Educational Policy Committee, the Asian American Student Initiative, and through building relationships with those do not have permanent housing with Greater City. I am super STOKED that you guys are coming and I am excited to embark on this journey together.

Abby Davidson – Resident Assistant, Jefferson 219 (

Hey guys, my name is Abby Davidson and I'll be the RA in Jefferson, room 219. Some quick facts: I am a volunteer firefighter/EMT, am from NJ so I have actual taste when it comes to pizza and bagels, and am passionately in love with all of the Indiana Jones movies, except for the fourth one, which was terrible.

Karis Lee - Resident Assistant, Jefferson 104 (

            Hello! My name is Karis (it's like Paris but with a 'k'), and I'm super excited to be your RA this year! I'm fond of goldfish (the cheesy kind, not the swimmy kind), power naps, and history documentaries (Ken Burns is my guy). Can't wait to meet you all!

Callum Goulding – Resident Assistant, Barrett 215 (

            Hey future residents! My name is Callum Goulding, I'm a rising senior studying International Relations and Environmental Science. Some facts about me: I was raised by raccoons for seven years (non-consecutive), and I run a small business selling second-hand life insurance. Look forward to meeting all of you!

Jonah Sweeney – Resident Assistant, Barrett 221, (

            Hello everyone, my name is Jonah Sweeney, and I'm a rising sophomore double majoring in English and Linguistics!  I have a strong passion for learning languages, so keep an ear out for ramblings in various languages.  I hope to make this a fantastic year and can't wait to meet everyone!

Elizabeth Flatt – Resident Assistant, Barrett 121 (

            Hello all! My name is Elizabeth Flatt; I'm a sophomore and super excited to be an RA this year! I'm originally from Nashville, and although I don't have an accent, I do love to sing. On top of that, I love to cook and go on walks. I can't wait to get to know you guys!