St. Mary's College of Maryland

Campus Resources & Services: Residence Life

Joanne Goldwater, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life
Glendening Hall 150, 240-895-4207

The purpose of the Office of Residence Life is to support the academic mission of the College by facilitating safe, supportive, and civil living-and-learning communities that are conducive to sleeping, studying, and socializing. Residence Life staff serve and educate the residents and mentor students to become leaders and good citizens.

The staff in the Office of Residence Life manages the day-to-day operations of student housing. The department works to improve the quality of life in campus residence halls, suites, apartments, and townhouses and to promote personal development through community living experiences. The office, through its student staff of residence hall coordinators and resident assistants, can address a variety of concerns, ranging from roommate difficulties to the physical condition of the room. The staff also provides residents with a wide range of recreational, educational, and cultural programs to enrich their residential experience. Administrative functions, such as housing assignments, coordinating the after-hours “On-Call Professional” (OCP) system, and managing openings and closings, are also handled by Residence Life.