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Housing & Residential Life provides on-site, housing staff 24/7 in each of our residential areas.  In addition to the administrative office, custodial and facilities, and residential life employees that are all working to make student life as worry-free and seamless as possible, each Residential Area has one on-site RD and numerous CA’s to support our students in any need that may arise.


What is a Resident Director (RD)?
Resident Directors, or RD’s,  are a full-time, professional live-in staff that oversee the residential communities. Each Resident Director is responsible for a specific hall or area on campus and supervising the Community Assistants (CA’s) within their specific area. Resident Director’s provide support services to students, oversee operational and social activities,  adjudicate student discipline cases, help with resident concerns such as maintenance issues or roommate conflicts, and respond to emergencies and provide crisis response and managements.  RDs work with their CAs to ensure the safety and well-being of all our residents as well providing Learning and Engagement Opportunities through resident conversations, programs, and activities.

What is a Community Assistant (CA)?
Community Assistants, or CA’s,  exist to support and enhance the academic and personal development of residential students.    CA’s are student staff members who live in the residential communities and create community through building relationships with all residents, providing programs and other engagement opportunities, attending to resident concerns, enforcing community standards, and responding to emergency situations.  CA’s have been specifically selected and trained to work with other students. CA’s serve as role models by being: team members, community builders, crisis managers, administrators, counselors, and educators. CA’s are upper-class students who have lived in residence halls and are here to help residents feel at home. CA’s are a great resource and can assist with roommate conflicts, hall conflicts and academic concerns.

Learning and Engagement Opportunities (LEO) Programming

Meet the Housing Staff

Resident Halls

Pinon Hall

Garcia  Hall

Rhodes Garrett Hamiel Hall

Apartment Communities

Chamisa Village

Cervantes Village


Vista del Monte

Student Family Housing


Greek/ROTC Housing



Staff Directory

For a directory containing contact information for all Housing & Campus Life employees, please click here.