Residence Life

Who We Are:

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Office of Residence Life of Caldwell University is to develop an extensive Residence Life program that offers positive living experience, socially, spiritually and educationally to the resident students of Caldwell University.


  • To provide quality housing for students
  • Provide co-curricular education for the resident student population
  • Develop and encourage an inclusive community environment
  • Assist in institutional retention by consistently improving the residential experience

Meet the Staff

Assistant Dean of Residence Life and Conduct provides administration as well as vision for the Office of Residence Life. Leadership is provided in creating a residential program that supports the academic mission and philosophy of the university. The Assistant Dean develops strategic initiatives for the department, oversees capital improvement, and serves as the liaison to the campus community.

Associate Director of Residence Life is responsible for assisting in the overall administrative, educational, and supervisory responsibilities of the GRD and RA staff. They create a living environment where students may maximize their academic success and where safety is promoted; as well as assist in providing training to student staff to encourage and build a community environment among the residence halls.

Administrative Assistant is responsible for assisting the Assistant Dean of Residence Life and Conduct with administrative support. They assist with day to day operations of the office and often can direct students, parents, and community members to the right resource.  

Graduate Resident Directors (GRDs) support the Department of Residence Life in creating an overall positive and caring environment among the resident students. There are three GRD positions listed as follows: GRD for Mother Joseph Hall, GRD for Rosary and Dominican Halls & GRD for Conduct. Although students are encouraged to see their area specific GRD, any GRD can assist with any concerns as a member of the Residence Life Staff.

Resident Assistants (RAs). Each wing is staffed by a student Resident Assistant. Resident Assistants (RAs) are selected for their qualities of leadership, maturity, and ability to work with and relate to others. Each RA has numerous responsibilities. These include, but are not limited to, helping students with personal concerns in a confidential manner, or referring them to the appropriate person or office; creating a community living environment on the floor; and programming events to meet the students’ needs. In addition, the RA works toward developing an effective method of enforcing floor and hall rules and regulations. There are Resident Assistants on duty each evening and weekend in the residence halls.