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The Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life is located in Malloy Hall on the first floor.The office is open Monday-Friday 8:30am to midnight and on the weekends from 10am to midnight.

Our residential campus, nestled in Newton, Massachusetts, just minutes from Boston, is the perfect place to live and study during your college career. Approximately 60 percent of Mount Ida College students choose to live in College-sponsored housing. This experience connects you to a vibrant and dynamic residential community, providing meaningful opportunities for you to engage with one another, explore new experiences, and develop outside of the classroom.

Amenities for resident students include:

  • Cable and internet/Wi-Fi in each room
  • Access to laundry facilities that include free cold wash cycle and free dryer cycle. Laundry Tracker is a website that informs you when your laundry is done.
  • Many of our residence halls have central lounges equipped with couches for socializing and chairs and tables for studying.

Resident Assistants

Your Resident Assistant will actively assist in connecting you with other students on your floor and in your residence halls through one on one chats, group events, and structured programs.

Some of our signature events are the Breast Cancer Awareness Tie-Dye program in the fall, No Shade Lemonade in the spring, and a strong partnership with the Office of Community Engagement to offer an End of Year Donation Drive. These are all great opportunities to introduce yourself, get involved, and meet new people.


The Campus Living Staff is here for you

Area Directors and Resident Assistants
Area Directors are professional staff members who reside in the residence halls and have their offices in the residence halls.  These professional staff members supervise the Resident Assistants and serve as a resource for the residential students.  In addition to these primary duties, the Area Directors manage building maintenance, opening and closing operations, and directed outreach to resident students.  The Area Directors manage housing assignments including roommate conflicts and switches and returning student room selection.  Area Directors also serve as conduct officers in the Student Conduct Process as outlined in the Student Handbook.

The Area Director for Residential Transition Programs works with the first year residential population and has their office in Wingate Hall.  Although this person is responsible for similar duties as listed above, the Area Director for Residential Transition Programs collaborates with offices across campus, including the Success Coaches to offer additional support in the student’s transition to Mount Ida College.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders who are hired and trained to serve as a resource for students in the residence halls.  They are responsible for building community, helping students connect to campus, and enforcing College policy.  Each community has an appropriate number of RAs assigned based on the size of the Residence Hall

Dean of Campus Living

Zachary Irish

Director of Residential Life

Dan Trapani

Area Director for Residential Transition Programs: Lisa Caldwell
Office Location: Wingate Hall room 214
Phone: 617-928-4739
Email: lcaldwell@mountida.edu

Area Director (New Hall and Brown Hall): Brianna Burk
Office Location: New Hall Lobby
Phone: 617-928-4715
Email: bburk@mountida.edu

Area Director (Malloy Hall and Chapman Hall): Kim Kleszczynski
Office Location: Malloy Residence Life Office
Phone: 617-928-4671
Email: kkleszczynski@mountida.edu