Greetings from lovely William & Mary!
Greetings residents of Bryan Complex, Tribe Square, Lemon & Hardy. My name is Taylor Locks and I am one of the seven area directors who live on campus and work with the staff to create communities at William and Mary. I look forward to getting to know you over the course of the upcoming year. As you may be aware, an Area Director is a Masters-level, full-time employee of the College who is responsible for the day to day operations of the residential area.
Working alongside me are student staff members in this area who are also excited to welcome you to campus. Throughout the year, your Resident Assistant will work to connect you across campus and provide engagement opportunities to enhance your student experience. My team is made up of 21 Resident Assistants (RAs) 1 Head Resident (HR) and 1 Hall Director (HD). Beyond your hall community, I would encourage you become engaged with this year’s Hall Council-- the governing body for the residence halls.
I also want to share with you a bit about the different communities. Bryan Complex is comprised of five buildings that are connected to each other through the basements. There are two laundry rooms in the area and three basement lounges in Dawson that are used for studying, socializing and for events sponsored by the staff and hall council. Each building has a full kitchen in the upper levels and smaller kitchens in the basement of Bryan and Stith hall. We also have an awesome courtyard with a sand volleyball court, grills and picnic tables. It’s a great place to gather friends before a Tribe football game or on the first day of spring.
Tribe Square is a residential apartment complex off of Richmond road. The bedrooms have built in closet space, a dresser, full size bed, desk and chair. I would encourage you to bring lamps for the space, as there are no overhead lights in the bedrooms and lighting will not be provided for that space. There are two bedrooms situated on each side of the living space, along with a bathroom. There is a vanity area with a sink adjacent to the bathroom. Additionally, there is a full kitchen in each apartment. Tribe Square has a laundry room with washers and dryers and countertops to fold laundry on each floor. There are two very spacious lounges on the third floor (one with a TV) and one lounge space on the second floor. I am most excited for the new Chik-fil-A to open later this year.
Finally, Lemon & Hardy Halls are some of the newest residential facilities on campus, opened in 2006. Located next to Barksdale Field, Hardy Hall faces Landrum Drive and Lemon Hall faces Jamestown Road. Rooms in these buildings range from singles, doubles, suites, and cluster arrangements on four floors. Residents enjoy the multiple reading rooms, the game room and lounges located throughout the buildings. The duty office is located in Lemon Hall and both buildings have a laundry facility on the first floors. One of my favorite features in Hardy Hall are the two soundproof practice rooms furnished with pianos on the first floor. Additionally, Hardy Hall is home to the Mosaic House, a living-learning community.
My office is located in Tribe Square and I am always available by phone or email. If I can assist in facilitating a positive residential experience, do not hesitate to let me know. I look forward to meeting you soon.