Hunt, Taliaferro and Reves Hall Welcome Messages

A Message from your Area Director

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 – Gooch

A Message from the Staff


Welcome to William & Mary! 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 if you see people in colonial garb or lost tourists on a nice afternoon. We are looking forward to another great year in the area and living alongside you!

Taliaferro Hall (Tall-Uh-Ver) houses a close-knit group of freshmen students. Each room has its own sink and mirror, in addition to hall-style bathrooms. Laundry facilities, a large air-conditioned social lounge and study lounge, and a kitchen are all located on the first floor. Residents will enjoy being located next to the most popular cafeterias on campus – Marketplace.

Hunt Hall is another small freshmen building on campus. The duty office is located on the first floor, where you can check out items ranging from DVDs to vacuum cleaners after you pay your hall dues. There are a total of five lounges, three on the first floor and two on the second. 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 and Campus Center.

Reves Hall is beautiful building located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg. Reves is an air-conditioned building with a kitchen, lounge, and laundry room for student use.  Students who live in Reves share a building with the Reves Center, which is responsible for study abroad programs at the College. Reves Hall also houses substance-free upperclassmen the third floor this year.

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. Kaleigh, your Hall Director, will be advising the Hall Council and working closely with the executive board.

We can't wait to meet all of you! We have many 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!

Kaleigh Smith (Hall Director, Taliferro, Hunt, and Reves) –

Hi everyone! I’m Kaleigh, a former Undergraduate and current Graduate student here at the College enrolled in our own School of Education’s Secondary Social Studies teaching program. I have the pleasure of being Taliaferro, Hunt, and Reves’ Hall Director. I enjoy lazy days on the Sunken Gardens and grilled cheeses (on sourdough of course) from the Daily Grind, and I almost always have fuzzy socks on. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, and get ready for a fantastic year and an active Hall Council!

Cameron How (Resident Assistant, Taliaferro) -

Welcome all incoming freshman! My name is Cameron, and I have the distinct honor of being the RA for Taliaferro first this year! I am a rising sophomore and plan to major in Philosophy and Psychology. Outside of the classroom I am a member of the Club Basketball team and Global Playground. I am a big fan of smoothies from the Daily Grind and long walks in Colonial Williamsburg and can almost always be found biking to and from the rec center. I look forward to meeting all of you! Don’t hesitate to email me if you need anything or have any questions, see you soon!


Nandini Singh (Resident Assistant, Taliaferro) -

Hey everyone! I'm Nandini, a rising junior at the College, and I'm so excited to be an RA in Taliaferro next year! A little about me: I'm majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Public Health and minoring in Economics. I'm a Student Coordinator with Branch Out Alternative Breaks and am a member of Swim Club and South Asian Student Association. You can usually find me chilling on the terrace with some iced coffee from The Grind, consuming skillet cookies, or blasting some classic rock while I'm on duty (stop by and hang out!) I can't wait for a wonderful year ahead! 

Alessandra Bournigal (Resident Assistant, Hunt) –    

Hey Hunt 2nd! My name is Alessandra Bournigal. I’ll be a junior this year who is majoring in Chemistry while also pre-med. I’ve always wanted to be a doctor, so I spend my summers working at a camp for kids with chronic and serious medical conditions and diagnoses. On campus, I try to stay busy with Health Careers Club and Circle K International. I can’t wait to meet you guys and hope you’ll contact me with any questions!

Dan Vance (Residence Assistant, Hunt) -

Welcome! My name is Dan Vance and I'll be the RA for Hunt 3rd. This will be my third year as an RA, but my first year in Hunt, so we'll be in this together! I'm involved in a biology research lab, I'm a member of Phi Sigma Pi honor fraternity, and I love exploring all of the less traveled places on campus. I can't wait to meet all of you and get to know you over the next year!

Dani Greene (Resident Assistant, Reves) -

Hey y'all! My name is Dani Greene and I'm a rising Sophomore here at W&M, majoring in English (most likely). On campus I am involved in Catholic Campus Ministries (CCM), Hall Council, and Kappa Delta Sorority. My favorite things to do are read and eat desserts (preferably at the same time). I also enjoy anything at the Grind, watching Game of Thrones and Facetiming my cat Noel. Feel free to email me whenever with any questions, I can't wait to get to know all of you!