Office of Residential Life

  • Sarazen Student Union 318
    Phone: 518-783-2919
    Fax: 518-782-6870
  • Ms. Kathleen Brannock; Director of Residential Life

Ryan Hall



Welcome to Ryan Hall!  Ryan Hall is a first year student residence hall housing approximately 300 students.  Ryan Hall consists of four floors (with three wings per floor: North, South, and East).  Male students live on the 1st and 2nd floors and female students live on the 3rd and 4th floors.  The majority of rooms are double-occupancy with a few quad-style rooms. 

Ryan Hall is named after Fr. Benvenute Ryan, OFM, who served as a Provincial Minister for the Holy Name Province from 1925-1931, just a few years prior to the establishment of Siena College (1937).

 Ryan Hall Amenities:

  • Home to two of our Special Living Areas: The Community Service Wing and the Quiet Living Community
  • Lounge space available on first floor containing TV, Foosball, and Billiards table
  • Vending available in main lobby/entrance area
  • Laundry area on first floor with easy access to 7 washing machines and 7 dryers


Ryan Hall Rooms:

Below you will find a floor plan of a typical Ryan hall double-occupancy room and included furnishings:

Ryan Hall Double: Room dimensions are approx. 10'10" x 15'10"

  • 1 Bed per student
  • 1 Desk per student
  • 1 Dresser per student
  • 1 Closet (either built-in or standing wardrobe closet)
  • 1 Chair per student
  • Cable TV jack (Basic cable is included as part of tuition, room, and board fees)
  • Ethernet connection for each student
  • Wireless Internet Access


Ryan Hall Staff:

Ryan Hall is staffed by a live-in professional Residence Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Ryan Hall, including maintenance and facilities concerns, mediating conflicts between students, supervision of paraprofessional Resident Assistant staff, adjudicating violations of the Siena College student code of conduct, and many other responsibilities.  The Residence Director of Ryan Hall is currently Ms. Madeline Sinico.  Madeline is currently in her first year at Siena College.

Each Residence Hall (except for the Townhouses and Hennepin) also houses a Friar-in-Residence.  Franciscan Friars model Franciscan ideals, recognize the goodness and value of each person, and serve as a resource for students for any concerns they might have.

Also working in Ryan Hall are 11 Resident Assistants, who are student-leaders living on each floor and wing of the residence hall who serve as peer mentors and role models for the residents of the building.  RAs go through an in-depth training every August and January to provide them with the skills necessary to ensure all residents of Ryan Hall feel welcomed and safe in the residence hall. 

The Ryan Hall 2013-2014 Staff: 


Madeline Sinico, Residence Director
Office Phone: (518) 786-5009
  Fr. Russel Murray, Friar-in-Residence


RAs by Floor:

1st Floor: Matthew Herrmann and Mike Rossman

2nd Floor: Mat Banville, Michael O'Connell, and Brandon Scarincio

3rd Floor: Caitlin Whelan, Marina Youssef, and Vicky Rybnick

4th Floor: Jess Sarro, Christina Nevin, and Katie Fitzpatrick


The Ryan Hall Community

RAs plan social, academic, spiritual, diversity, wellness, and service programs for the residents of the building to help get them involved in the Siena Community and develop their skills as students and leaders on campus.  Each RA hosts at least 4 programs a semester, so in Ryan Hall alone that is  at least 44 chances a semester to become involved, meet your peers, and learn new skills!  Some previous RA programs have included sushi dinners, intramural football teams, a healthy relationships program, and laser tag matches.