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Meet the Staff

The Office of Residential Life employs 21 professional staff members and 95 undergraduate Resident/Apartment Assistants (RAs) and a number of student office assistants.

This directory will help you to become more familiar with the various staff members, and the roles they play within the Office of Residential Life.

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The Residential Life Central Office serves all Ithaca College students. Students most frequently visit the Central Office to ask questions about housing selection, Wait Lists or other application opportunities, or to report an ongoing maintenance concern. Students may also visit the office to obtain a lockout key or new room key after a lock change.

Location: East Tower Lobby

Hours of Operation: 

Academic Year: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Summer Term: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday; Closed Friday

Phone: 607-274-3141

The hub of the Circle Apartments complex is the Circles Community Center. The Circles Community Center is more than a place to do laundry, complete a workout, pick up your mail or grab a snack at the self-service Circles Market; you can also visit the Circles office. The Circles office is a place to stop by or call for assistance; please feel free to ask questions. Our office assistants are here to assist you with lockouts, lost keys, moving situations, vacuum cleaner and snow shovel loans, your facilities issues, and much more.

Office Hours while classes are in session

Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm  and  Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm

*Please note that the Circles office hours are subject to change prior to and during breaks.

A Residence/Community Director (RD/CD) is a professional staff member who lives on campus and selects, trains and supervises our undergraduate Residential Life staff (Resident Assistants). Each RD manages the operational functions of one to six residence halls and/or apartment areas which house from 307 to 694 students. The RD frequently meets individually with students to discuss roommate concerns, talk about transitional issues or conduct hearings.

A Community Director has similar responsibilities to a Residence Director and oversees an apartment area that is significantly larger, and also has responsibility for supervising a community center and area office.

  • Laura Bonerbo, Community Director, Circle Apartments
  • Sara Rodrigues, Residence Director, Emerson Hall and Garden Apartments
  • Tanner Jones, Residence Director, East and West Towers
  • Will Barr, Residence Director, Upper Quad (Hood, Hilliard, Holmes, Rowland and Tallcott Halls) 
  • Alex Crowson, Residence Director, Lower Quad (Eastman, Lyon, Landon, Bogart, and Clarke Halls) 
  • Theresa Gustaveson, Residence Director, Terraces 1-6 
  • Katelynn Groh, Residence Director, Terraces 7-13

Resident Assistants (RA) and Apartment Assistants (AA) are student staff members who live in a residence hall or apartment area. RAs and AAs are primarily responsible for fostering a sense of community among the residents of that hall or apartment area. They are strategically located in the residence halls and apartments in order to respond to student needs, implement social and educational events and enforce college policies. RAs/AAs are very familiar with the campus and can direct residential students to the appropriate individual or offices for referrals as needed. RAs/AAs regularly relay important information to the residential students in their hall community.

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is responsible for overseeing the College wide conduct system and coordinating all related processes and functions. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards provides proactive programming and educational interventions in an effort to foster the development of student responsibility and community. The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of the Ithaca College Student Conduct Code and Residential Life Rules and Regulations related to all alleged acts of academic and non-academic student misconduct. 

Katie Newcomb, Assistant Director, Student Conduct and Community Standards

Colleen Barnes, Administrative Assistant, Student Conduct and Community Standards