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The Office of Residence Life helps facilitate learning outside the classroom. In the residence halls, students learn and grow as productive residents and citizens with opportunities that challenge and support their own personal development. Our staff are here to assist and support this personal growth. We work hard to advise and assist students to take full advantage of a living environment that is exceptionally unique. We utilize programs to build community where you can contribute, express yourself, and feel safe. The most successful students are ones who involve themselves in their community.

Our Mission

The Residence Life Office is a team comprised of current students and staff advocating for the Peabody students and serving as resourceful guides to successful campus living.  The mission of the Residence Life Office is to foster a supportive community that embraces individual differences.  Through intentional programming, collaboration with student leaders and staff, and consistent inclusive support, students are empowered to expand their horizons, gain valuable life experiences, and pursue their lifelong personal and professional goals.

Our Staff

The Associate Director of Residence Life is responsible for the overall management of the residence hall.  It is his job to coordinate room assignments and changes, supervise the Graduate Head Resident (GHR) and Resident Assistant (RA) staff, and work to create the best possible environment in the residence halls.  You are encouraged to stop by his office in the Peabody Living Center and visit him with questions, ideas, or concerns.

The Graduate Head Resident (GHR) assists the Associate Director of Residence Life with all aspects of Residence Life.  He serves as an on-call staff member for after-hours emergency situations, coordinates the Resident Assistant training, and helps to foster a strong residential community. Additionally, the Graduate Head Resident oversees and supports the Community Fellows.

Resident Assistants are student staff members who live on each floor and provide front-line support to students in the residence hall.  Their job responsibilities include providing informal peer advising to residents, planning recreational and educational programming, responding to emergencies, enforcing Peabody Institute policies, and serving as a resource on campus.

There is one RA on duty each night from 7:00 PM until 8:00 AM who can be reached at 443-250-7240.

Your RA is the first residence life staff member to contact when you have questions, concerns, or complaints.  If you and the RA cannot resolve the situation, you may contact the Associate Director of Residence Life for additional help.

Daniel Pretz

Associate Director of Housing, Residence Life, and Summer Conferences
pretz@jhu.edu