At St. Thomas University, Residence Life is under the umbrella of Student Services. The Residence Life Office is located on the third floor of George Martin Hall. The Residence Life Staff oversee the operation and management of the residence community. Each person plays a large role in making your stay at St. Thomas University rewarding.
Clayton Beaton, Residence Manager
Kelly Hogg, Residence Manager
Mary Anne Simpson, Residence Supervisor
Tom Creagh, Residence Supervisor
Tel: (506) 452-0578
The office is open Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and you are welcome to drop in with questions or concerns.
In addition to staff, a number of live-in staff members play a crucial role in the residence community. One Residence Supervisor resides on upper campus and the one on lower campus and each supervises the management of the residence community and is responsible for ensuring a positive and respectful learning environment for all residents.
In each residence, a Residence Co-ordinator (RC) is appointed. The RC is a senior student who lives in residence and works closely with the Residence Life Office. The RC is responsible for the quality of residence life through the day-to-day operation of the residences including supervising Residence Advisors, handling regular disciplinary matters, planning educational programming for the residents and being available for emergency situations.
Each residence hall has a team of Residence Advisors. The RAs are all students who are the community leaders and their responsibilities reach beyond their individual wings and halls to the entire residence community. Through Welcome Week activities, social events, and other programs, the RAs ensure that all residents get to know each other and turn those "strangers next door" into friends. They provide guidance to the residents in academic matters as well as any personal problems that may arise.
Both RCs and RAs take part in extensive training before residence opens. They are trained in First Aid, CPR, conflict resolution, stress management and crisis intervention. If your son or daughter needs assistance, they may not have all the answers but they are aware of other resources available. RAs can be trusted to be confidential and discreet in all situations. Each RA has lived in residence and has experienced first-hand what it is like to be living away from home for the first time. Each day in residence there is an RA on duty doing regular walks through the halls to meet with students and is proactive regarding potential noise and other disruptions.