The University maintains residence halls on both the St. Thomas and St. Croix Campuses. It is the mission of the Student Housing Office to provide an atmosphere both conducive to learning and comfortable for all students on campus. Living in the residence halls is a great opportunity for you to meet new people, learn from others, get involved in community leadership, and in the process discover a little more about yourself. All of the residence hall staff and the other members of Student Affairs are here to assist you in whatever way we can. Here is a brief summary of those who will be there for you!
Director of Student Housing & Residence Life
The Director of Student Housing & Residence Life oversees the entire Student Housing and Residence Life operation. This includes setting direction and implementation of policy for on-campus housing, supervising the Residence Life Staff, coordinating facilities management and housing office operations, and working closely with the food service provider. The Director of Student Housing & Residence Life works with students and other university staff and faculty members to administer policies and operational procedures in the residence life area.
The Program Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Director of Student Housing & Residence Life and is in charge of the office and residence halls in the absence of the Director of Student Housing & Residence Life. This position also assists with the day-to-day operations of the office.
Graduate Assistant (GA)
The Graduate Assistant is a full-time student enrolled in one of the university’s graduate programs. The GA lives on campus, reports directly to the Director of Student Housing & Residence Life and provides assistance in the day-to-day management of the residence halls.
Resident Assistant (RA)
The Resident Assistant (RA) is a full-time sophomore, junior or senior student who demonstrated maturity, leadership, and a willingness to care for the well-being of fellow students in the residence halls. RAs work under the direct supervision of the Director of Student Housing & Residence Life. RAs are also responsible for coordinating residence hall activities, and disseminating information concerning student life on campus, especially residence hall information and regulations. Resident Assistants are usually qualified to assistant students with identifying resource persons who might help with their academic, social, and personal problems.