About Residence Life

WHO’S WHO IN YOUR RESIDENCE COMMUNITY

Residence Life on Rider University'Princeton campus is committed to creating an environment in which each member of the community can achieve his/her highest potential. We strive to develop a community that recognizes the values of every individual.

The Residence Life staff is dedicated to creating a supportive atmosphere that is stimulating, dynamic and energetic. In each endeavor, we are committed to providing learning experiences that will enhance each student’s social, cultural, physical and moral development.


Area Director

The Area Director supervises the 2 Graduate Residence Directors, as well as aids in the management of the residence halls.

Jane Ferrick, jferrick@rider.edu, 609-921-7100 ext. 8264


Residence Directors (RDs)

The two Residence Directors are graduate students who reside on-campus and supervise the Resident Advisors. They oversee community standards and maintenance concerns of their building(s) and ensure the effective operation of their residence hall(s). They are always available for student and staff support when needed. RDs help the RAs to facilitate and advocate an active residence community on their floor, in their buildings, and in the general Princeton campus community.

The Residence Directors are available for appointments during regularly scheduled office hours in Seabrook 101.

Rosemary Genao, Seabrook Hall, genaor@rider.edu, 609-683-6600
Jovin Fernandez, Dayton and Ithaca Halls, fernandezjo@rider.edu, 609-683-6601


Resident Advisors (RAs)

Each residence hall floor has its own RA and it will soon become apparent that he/she has many roles. An RA is there to listen, mediate roommate or floor concerns, facilitate programming, refer students to the appropriate offices when they have special concerns and/or to report violations of residence hall rules. One additional responsibility of each RA is to conduct floor meetings throughout the semester. Floor meetings are mandatory and it is each student’s responsibility to attend them, as pertinent information will be addressed at these meetings. RAs serve as a very important resource and provide leadership and guidance in establishing a hall community. Do not hesitate to go to an RA with any questions, problems or concerns.

On Call
A Resident Advisor is on call each night from 7 pm - 7 am to assist the community with lock outs and community issues. RAs also have office hours in Seabrook 101 every night from 7 - 9 pm if students need assistance.