The Housing and Residence Life Staff is available to assist with any requests or problems a resident may have throughout the year. They are expected to maintain a friendly hall atmosphere and to enforce Wilmington College policies.
Assistant Dean of Students-Housing and Residence Life:
As head of the department, the Assistant Dean oversees all aspects of the Residence Life program. The Assistant Dean also reviews all applications for exemption, manages all room assignments, meal plans and the ID database system.
The office manager serves a full time administrative staff member for the Housing and Residence Life office. The Housing and Residence Life Office maintains files on all full-time, Main Campus students; issues ID cards; issues keys to residence halls; coordinates all residence hall assignments and room changes; processes work orders and serves as the central office for meal card validation.
First Year Connections Graduate Assistant (GA) Until May of 2015
The FYC is a Graduate Assistant (GA) and a Resident Director who lives in Austin/Pickett Residence Hall and supervises the Resident Assistant team. These are leaders who help support our incoming students in their adjustment to college. The FYC office is located in Austin 111.
Assistant Resident Director – Denver/Friends/Marble, Austin/Pickett and Preferred Housing:
Each area has at least one ARD to help supervise the RA/CA staff. These students help manage the Presence Policy, serve as mentors to the staff and as liaisons between the RAs/CAs and the Professional Staff. One student works with of Denver/Friends/Marble, Austin/Pickett residence halls and supervises those respective Resident Assistants/Community Advisors.
Each residence hall floor is assigned a Resident Assistant (RA). RAs are upper-class students who have applied for the position and received extensive leadership and crisis management training. RAs facilitate roommate conflicts and assist students in developing roommate contracts. RAs also plan hall activities and work to build a community in the residence halls.
Each cluster of residents in the College Commons, Village Apartments, as well as the residents in Fife Hall are assigned a CA, or Community Advisor. CAs are upper-class students who have applied for the position and received extensive leadership and crisis management training. CAs facilitate roommate conflicts and assist students in developing roommate contracts. CAs also plan activities and work to build a community in Alternative Housing.
All full-time (12 credit hours), Main Campus students are required to live in the residence halls and to have a meal plan with the campus dining facilities. Exemption applications to these policies may be requested through the Housing Office. Exemptions may be granted by the Assistant Dean of Students if the student meets the standard requirements. (see above list)
Residence Hall Safety
All outside doors to residence halls are locked, with the exception of access to the Austin faculty offices. Only the residents and relevant college personnel have Access IDs. Each student is provided with a key to his or her individual room and the student ID has a proximity reader that will allow the student access to the exterior doors of his/her residence hall.
Responsibility for the keys/IDs and their use lies with the students. They are advised to minimize risk of theft by keeping their rooms locked, particularly if they are not present. Residence halls and individual rooms are equipped with smoke detectors.
Students may have invited guests in the residence halls and in the rooms at any time. Overnight guests must be registered with the Resident Assistant on the floor. Residents are held responsible for the behavior of their guests. Guests are expected to abide by the rules of the college and with housing policies.
Roommates select each other or are selected by the Housing Staff. Selections are done based on answers to a questionnaire which tries to assess compatibility. Answering the questionnaire honestly is important.
ID and Key Replacement
The cost to replace a lost or damaged ID card is $20.00. The cost to replace a lost residence hall room key is $80.00, billed to your student account. The cost to replace a Preferred Housing key is $120.00, billed to your student account.
Director of Housing and Residence Life
Carissa Macella – Preferred Housing x255