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Center Campus

Center Campus is the most eclectic area of campus. It has the oldest house on campus (Sessions), the Friedman apartments, the co-ops and several pairs of houses that operate as unified communities. Center Campus houses are tight-knit communities with strong social traditions including Sessions Halloween, Park multicultural potlucks, Cutter/Ziskind BBQs and Haven-Wesley movie nights. Center Campus houses range in size from 14 to 80 students and embody a variety of architectural styles. As its name might suggest, the area is close to classrooms, the Campus Center and major offices as well as being a short walk to downtown Northampton.

Area Coordinator

Sara Sandstrom

office First floor of Ziskind house
email Send an e-mail
phone (413) 585-2234

Sara comes from two years as an area coordinator and three years as a residence hall director at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her passions include the use of technology in Residence Life, class issues in higher education and anything that relates to history. Sara likes to spend time with her family, ride horses, play with her dogs, read and do crossword puzzles (all accompanied by a cup of coffee).

What are your open hours?
I hold open hours on Mondays from 9-10 am, Tuesdays from 2-3 pm, and Wednesdays from 2-3 pm.

What are your professional interests?
Recruitment of students into Residence Life as a profession, social justice education, leadership development and the development of new professionals.

What are your personal interests?
Horseback riding, rock climbing, books, trivia, dogs, doctoral classes, sleep

What is your education background?
A bachelor's in history from the University of California, San Diego; a master's in education in higher education administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am currently a candidate for a doctorate in education in educational policy and leadership from UMass.

Where did you grow up?
Los Angeles, CA (specifically...Marina del Rey)

What are your two favorite places on campus?
The climbing wall and Equestrian Center