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My favorite part about working in Residence Life is getting to interact with students and residence advisers on a daily basis. I am looking forward to connecting with students in multiple areas of their lives: spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. I am also excited to cultivate deep and challenging conversations in our living community that will help us to grow together as a Christ-serving community.
Alpha East is staffed by 6 RAs, under the supervision of Resident Director Phylicia Dyson. Alpha is a traditional 'dorm-style' hall with community restrooms and a laundry room on each floor. There is a large main-floor lounge, a rooftop sundeck, a main kitchen, and two microwave rooms. The lounges, prayer room, and study room were recently rennovated to create a warm, inviting community area for residents.
Built in 1966, Alpha is such a large residence hall that it is treated as two communities: the west wing is known as Alpha West and the east wing as Alpha East, each with its own RD and staff of RAs. Alpha is the last 'women only' hall on campus.
New! The lounges of Alpha Hall were completely rennovated in Summer 2014 so that Alpha residents will have a comfortable, enjoyable hang-out place for fellowship and community-building.
Alpha East Hall's doors are secured by an electronic access system, so only students can access the building during the day, and only residents may enter the building at night. Each individual room is key-locked for student security. Security cameras in outside and common areas are monitored 24 hours per day, and Campus Safety patrols campus regularly to ensure student security at all times.
Each room differs slightly, so your room may look different. There are many other ways to personalize the layout of your room from these samples.
I love the community and sisterhood that Alp offers.
Living in an all-women residence hall is a very special and unique experience. I love living in Alpha because I am surrounded by women who love Jesus and want to grow in genuine community.
One of my favorite things about Alpha is the Study Room, the Prayer Room, and the Sun Deck. These are unique features to Alpha and are all so nice!
Alpha is a community of girls where you can take off your mask and be you. Learning to love and be loved by the women around you is a remarkable thing. Alpha gives women a chance to let loose, go deep with their floor, and have fun! The laughs, the tears, the memories.. Are all irreplaceable and unique to alpha.
Living in Alpha is so unique. The all-girl community makes it a place where you can truly be yourself, and get to know other girls in the community. The newly refurbished study room and prayer room make Alpha homey.
I came into Alpha with the impression that I wouldn't like it because of all the stereotypes i had heard, but I ended the year with a strong community of friends who were comfortable with each other and able to relate to each other in a way that is unique from other dorms because of the all girls community.
Candyland - Every October 31st, Alpha East and West decorate their halls as the well-loved board game, Candyland. Children from the surrounding community come dressed up for a sweet adventure as they go door to door collecting treats from the residence.
GlampFest is an all Alpha-East camping trip at the coast in Spring.
Flannels and Flapjacks - Every spring the women of Alpha dress up in their best plaid for this woodsy tradition.
Nationball photos courtesy Jenny Oetzell/THE CHIMES. Additional photos by Meleca Consultado.