Directors' Message

Welcome to Wildcat Housing!

As the Directors of Residential Life, it is our distinct pleasure to welcome you to on-campus housing. Whether this is your first year on campus or if you are a returning resident, we are pleased to have you stay with us!
Living on campus is a unique experience you will remember for a lifetime. We have three suggestions to help you make the most of your time in your home away from home.
First, meet your hall staff when you arrive! Your residence director is responsible for the overall management of your building and they supervise all of the student staff members in your building. Resident assistants (RA’s) and Front Desk Managers (FDM’s) ensure that you are connected to your hall-mates, campus resources, and that your time with us is both enjoyable and enriching.
Second, get to know your neighbors--the people living next door to you, across the hall or elsewhere in the building! You will meet individuals from a myriad of cultures and backgrounds, all pursuing the same goal: a high level education here at JWU. Embrace and enjoy this diverse and inclusive community.
Third, get involved. Your new home offers many opportunities for exploration and growth. Not only will there be activities going on in your hall, but throughout campus on any given day. Not sure what’s happening? Ask the hall staff! Chances are they will be attending all kinds of events, from athletic games to movies to volunteer opportunities within the local community. Join them—even if it’s simply for dinner in the dining hall.
To ensure your success as an on-campus resident, be sure to familiarize yourself with our On-Campus Living Guides for traditional and apartment-style housing (770K PDFs). In them you will find the policies and guidelines pertaining to your new community, as well as other valuable information to help you thrive in residence hall life.

We look forward to a wonderful year together.
Go Wildcats!

Candace Dennig – Director of Residential Education
Tara McGee – Director of Student Housing and Operations
Residential Life