Hello future residents of Brown, Hunt, Taliaferro, and Reves!
My name is Bethany Reilly and I am your Area Director for the upcoming school year. I work alongside seven Area Directors who live and work on campus to foster communities here at William & Mary. Area Directors are full-time employees of the University and we oversee the daily operations of our residence halls.
In addition to my role, I have a staff of incredible student leaders who are excited to welcome you to campus! Our staff is comprised of seven Resident Assistants (RAs) and one Head Resident (HR). I highly encourage you all to make connections with these staff members and get plugged into your community.
All four of our buildings primarily house freshmen students. They are all smaller buildings (housing less than 100 students), which makes them some of the most tight-knit communities on campus. Hunt Hall houses the duty office, where you can check out movies, games, and cleaning supplies, or stop by if you get locked out of your room after hours.
Brown Hall is right on the edge of Colonial Williamsburg on the corner of Prince George and North boundary streets. Brown is three floors and has a combination of hall and suite baths. There is a kitchen facility and laundry room located on the first floor. Fun Fact: In 1943, Brown Hall housed Army Specialized Training Cadets.
Hunt Hall is three floors with single, double, and triple rooms and a combination of private, suite, and hall baths. The first floor houses the laundry room and kitchen, and there is a total of five lounges throughout the building. Fun Fact: Hunt was an infirmary for campus until 1974.
Taliaferro (pronounced “Tolliver”) Hall is conveniently located next to the campus center in the heart of Old Campus. It has three floors, with hall baths on each level. The second floor has four double rooms that share a bathroom. The first floor has two air-conditioned lounges, a kitchen, and laundry room. Fun Fact: In 1935, Taliaferro served as the campus bookstore and tearoom.
Reves Hall is on the corner of South Boundary and Jamestown Roads and is connected to the Reves Center for International Studies. Reves is made up of two floors with single, double, and triple occupancy rooms. There are laundry and kitchen facilities on each floor. Fun Fact: Reves was once called Tyler Hall, and from 1926-1957 contained a greenhouse.
I hope this gave you all a little bit of information about your new home away from home! If you want to learn even more about your building, you can visit our Residence Life website at https://www.wm.edu/offices/residencelife. My office is located in Dupont hall, but I am always available by phone or email. I look forward to meeting you all in the fall!