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Residential Life Staff

 

The residential life staff is comprised of sophomore, junior and senior student leaders who are selected through a competitive process during fall term for the next academic year. Resident assistants (RA's) work with upper-division students in Gaines Hall, Woods Creek Apartments and University theme houses. Resident advisers for first-year students (RA-FY's) work with first-year students in the first-year residence halls: Graham Lees, Davis, Gilliam and Gaines. Training for residence life staff occurs throughout the academic year and during a week-long intensive program one week before Orientation in the fall of each year.

Resident Advisers for
First-Year Students

RA's for first years are sophomores, juniors, and seniors who live in the first-year residence halls and assist students with the academic and social transition to college. Approximately 12-20 students live on each hall with their assigned RA. The selection process to serve as an RA is rigorous; these upperclass students are knowledgeable about Washington and Lee and are available to answer questions and discuss problems. They also are entrusted with enforcing the residence halls policies of the University.

First-year students should always feel free to call upon their RA for advice and information. Click here for a resource directory of all resident advisers for first-year students.

Resident Advisers for Upper Division Students

Resident Advisers are sophomores, juniors, and seniors who live in the upper-division residence halls and assist their peers with issues of on-campus life. Approximately 20-25 students live on each hall with their assigned resident adviser. The selection process to serve as resident adviser is rigorous; therefore, these upper-division students are knowledgeable about Washington and Lee and are available to answer questions and discuss problems. They also are entrusted with enforcing the residence hall policies of the University.

Click here for a resource directory of all Resident Advisers for upper-division students.