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Residential Life Team


The residential life model at Boston College includes a team of professional staff who ensure a safe and supportive living environment for students. Each residence hall is supervised by a resident director, who in turn, is assisted by resident assistants and peer ministers.


Resident Directorsline

Resident Directors (RDs) are full-time professional staff members who live and work in the Residence Halls. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the halls to which they are assigned, including providing support services directly to students; supervising Resident Assistants (RAs); overseeing all educational, social, operational activities; and adjudicating student discipline cases.


Resident Assistantsline

Resident Assistants (RAs) are full-time students who live in the residence halls and are each responsible for a particular floor of residents. They provide support, act as a resource for students, coordinate social and educational programs, and work with one another as a staff to enforce University policy within the halls.


Peer Ministersline

Peer Ministers are full-time graduate students who live in the first-year residence halls and work directly with the students in their area. The Peer Minister serves as a mentor and role model to the undergraduates, each Peer Minister bringing her or his own personal style of ministry to the position. Whether leading a small faith community, accompanying a group of students on an international service trip, or being a part of the hall football team, BC Peer Ministers journey alongside first-year students and serve as conversation partners along the way. In addition to their primary focus of providing pastoral care to residential students, many Peer Ministers participate in other Campus Ministry and University-wide initiatives that they find to be of interest.