Residence Life

  • ResLife Staff

    As a resident student at Worcester State University, you can take advantage of services and programming the Residence Life and Housing staff provides to create an inclusive, supportive community. We’re here to respond to your physical, emotional, and developmental needs. Come to us with your questions, concerns, and suggestions—or just to say hello.

    Adrian Gage
    Director of Residence Life and Housing

    Adrian is the senior residence life officer. He has overall responsibility for the residence hall students, activities, and facilities. He is available to advise, counsel, and assist students in all areas of residential living.

    Kristen Nelson
    Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing

    Kristen is responsible for overseeing the administration and planning of all professional and para-professional staff as well as departmental programming initiatives. She supervises the assistant directors as well as Residence Directors in areas of recruitment, training, and evaluation of residence assistants and professional staff. In addition, she serves on various university committees.

    Rebecca Giard
    Assistant Director Operations

    Rebecca is responsible for for the management of the residence halls as well as all facilities operations aspects of the residence halls. She works directly with residents regarding all resident housing and meal records and billing; all aspects of the room selection and assignment processes; supports inventory and key processes and audits; and maintains all available components and functions of the housing management software to improve efficiency and service to students.

    Residence Directors

    Residence directors are full-time, live-in professionals responsible for the health and safety of the students in their residence halls. RDs supervise paraprofessional resident assistants, who are responsible for fostering a sense of community within the residence halls in which they live. Through a student-centered approach, the live-in professional staff aims to create an inclusive, supportive environment where resident students can successfully reach their educational and interpersonal goals.

    Alize Cordell
    Residence Director - Sheehan Hall

    Emily Hamparian
    Undergraduate Residence Director - Dowden Hall

    Riley Harrington
    Undergraduate Residence Director - Chandler Village

    Residence Director - Wasylean Hall


    Darlene Danielson
    Clerk IV

    Darlene is responsible for supervising our student office staff, answering telephone calls, responding to Residence Life emails, and speaking with students/families who visit our office. She maintains the mailbox distribution and any problems related to resident student mail. She also tracks and distributes work orders that are requested from our online work-order log.