Office of Residential Life

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

Padua Hall



Welcome to Padua Hall.  Padua Hall currently houses approximately 280 upper-class students.  Padua is a four-story suite-style residence hall.  Male students live on the first floor and half of the second floor,  and female students live on the third, fourth, and half of the second floor.

Padua Hall is one of Siena's newest residence halls, and is named after St. Anthony of Padua, a Franciscan friar who joined the Catholic Church after giving up his inheritance and commiting to a life of helping others. 

Padua Hall Amenities:

  • Newly rennovated lobby to include programming and classroom space
  • Vending available in main lobby/entrance area
  • Kitchenette area with full-size refrigerator and microwave for student use in main lobby/entrance area
  • Laundry rooms on the 2nd and 4th floor with easy access to a total of 8 washing machines and 12 dryers
  • 7 lounges, 3 equipped with television sets, including independent and group study areas
  • Exercise Room on the 4th floor with access to 2 ellipticals and 3 treadmills

Padua Hall Rooms:

Padua Hall rooms are currently triple-occupancy rooms.  All rooms in Padua Hall have a living space of 14'x17'6" (14'x25'10' overall space with bath dimensions).  All rooms come furnished and/or equipped with the following:

  • 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
  • Private Bathroom/Shower/Sink in every room
  • Cable TV jack (Basic cable is included as part of tuition, room, and board fees)
  • Ethernet connection for each student
  • Wireless Internet Access


Padua Hall Staff:

Padua Hall is staffed by a live-in professional Residence Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Padua 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 Padua Hall is currently Mrs. Brittany Sheppard Grubb. Brittany is currently in her third year working 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 Padua Hall are 4 Resident Assistants, who are student-leaders living on each floor 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 Padua Hall feel welcomed and safe in the residence hall. 

The Padua Hall 2013-2014 Staff: 



Brittany Sheppard Grubb - Residence Director
Office Phone: (518) 782-6733
Br. Walter Liss, Friar-in-Residence

RAs by Floor:

1st Floor: Steven Spaccarrelli

2nd Floor: Phil Ndegwa

3rd Floor: Melissa McLaughlin

4th Floor: Pamela Townsend


The Padua 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 Padua Hall alone that is at least 16 chances each semester to become involved, meet your peers, and learn new skills!