Residence Hall Staffing
office of residential life
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 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.
Graduate Ministers (GM) are full-time graduate students who are assigned to a first-year community on Upper or Newton Campus and work directly with the students and hall staff in that community. The GMs serve as conversation partners for students, are a resource and aid in connecting students with spiritual and religious life offerings available on campus and in the surrounding community, offer opportunities for prayer and reflection, and support students in the integration of their social, academic, and spiritual lives. GMs are also an integral part of the Sunday night liturgies at St. Joseph's Chapel (Upper Campus) and Trinity Chapel (Newton Campus). The Graduate Ministry Corps (GMC) is representative of both the Office of Residential Life and Campus Ministry. To find out who the ministry staff is in your child's community, click here!
Resident Ministers (RM) are full time professionals at Boston College who also serve in this role, many of whom are also Campus Ministers. RMs can be Jesuits, ordained ministers, members of religious orders, or lay ministers who are assigned to and live within a residential community. The RMs serve as conversation partners and a pastoral presence for students and the residential staff in their community, offer hospitality and prayer opportunities within the halls, and serve in a 24 hour on-call rotation to respond to students in crisis and as requested. When interacting with students and staff, they are supporting the academic, social, and spiritual formation of those in their community. RMs are also an integral part of the Sunday night liturgies at St. Joseph's Chapel (Upper Campus) and Trinity Chapel (Newton Campus). The RMs are representatives of both the Office of Residential Life and Campus Ministry. To find out who the ministry staff is in your child's community, click here!