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Residence Life Staff

Contact

Office of Residence Life
Clark Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: 413-585-4940
Email: reslife@smith.edu

Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact us with any questions or concerns.

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Hannah Durrant

Director of Residence Life
Clark 205; Phone: 413-585-4940

The director of residence life is responsible for all areas of housing and house life at Smith; they supervise the assistant directors and work closely with the area directors and student staff.

Open hours
By appointment; walk-ins available

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Kia Brown

Assistant Director for Housing Operations
Clark 206; Phone: 413-585-4940

The assistant director for housing operations is responsible for housing assignments including room assignments, spring housing lottery, the first-year room assignment process, room change requests, and extended and early-arrival housing. She also works with the director and associate director in the overall leadership of the department.

Open hours
By appointment

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Dana Olivo

Assistant Director for Residential Education
Chase 06A; Phone: 413-585-2234

The assistant director for residential education is responsible for creating and implementating the residential curriculum, special interest housing (including affinity spaces), supervising two area directors and managing summer staffing. 

Open hours
By appointment; walk-ins available

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Stacey Steinbach

Assistant Director for Development
Chase 06B; Phone: 413-585-6970

The assistant director for development is responsible for all levels of staff training and selection, supervising two area directors, and Ada Comstock housing and graduate housing. 

Open hours
By appointment; walk-ins available

Susie Hufford

Susie Hufford

Area Director, Ivy Area Neighborhood
Hubbard House, ground floor; Phone: 413-585-2236

The Ivy Neighborhood Area Director (AD) personally connects with students through face-to-face interactions on a regular basis and strives to create a residential system framed by the core values of the residence life office, which are community, learning, wellness and social justice. The AD directly supervises (15-18) student staff, acts as an emergency on-call staff member for the entire campus community, makes appropriate interventions and referrals, and works closely with elected house leaders and as an adviser to house councils.

Open hours
Tuesdays 1-4pm, or by appointment

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Dawn Doucette-Kaplan

Area Director, Garden Neighborhood
Comstock, basement area office; Phone: 413-585-4374

The Garden Neighborhood Area Director (AD) personally connects with students through face-to-face interactions on a regular basis and strives to create a residential system framed by the core values of the residence life office, which are community, learning, wellness and social justice. The AD directly supervises (15 to 18) student staff members, acts as an emergency on-call staff member for the entire campus community, makes appropriate interventions and referrals and works closely with elected house leaders and as an adviser to house councils.

Open hours
Monday 9-10am; Thursdays 1-2pm: Fridays 1:30-2:30pm

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Crys Arellano-Fryer

Area Director, Paradise Neighborhood
Scales House, room 101; Phone: 413-585-4934

The Paradise Neighborhood Area Director (AD) personally connects with students through face-to-face interactions on a regular basis and strives to create a residential system framed by the core values of the residence life office, which are community, learning, wellness and social justice. The AD directly supervises (15 to 18) student staff members, acts as an emergency on-call staff member for the entire campus community, makes appropriate interventions and referrals, and works closely with elected house leaders and as an adviser to house councils.

Open hours
Thursdays 1-4pm

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Britany Gallagher

Area Director, Mountain Neighborhood
Ziskind House, first floor; Phone: 413-585-2237

The Mountain Neighborhood Area Director (AD) personally connects with students through face-to-face interactions on a regular basis and strives to create a residential system framed by the core values of the residence life office, which are community, learning, wellness and social justice. The AD directly supervises (15 to 18) student staff members, acts as an emergency on-call staff member for the entire campus community, makes appropriate interventions and referrals, and works closely with elected house leaders and as an adviser to house councils.

Open hoursOpen Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 10:00am-11:30am, or by appointment.

 

Jodi Shaw

Student Support Coordinator
Clark 208; Phone: 413-585-4940

The student support coordinator is responsible for logistics involving break and off campus housing for all students, regular housing for Adas, keys and OneCard permissions. She works closely with the Office of Disability Services to ensure all student housing accommodations are met. She also maintains and updates the websites for the offices of both student affairs and residence life.

Open hours
By appointment