Experiencing Conflict? We are here for you!

Our goal is for every student to live in an environment that is conducive and supportive to their success as a Saint! To aid in this goal, we have the following staff trained and available to assist if conflicts or concerns arise.  

Community Assistant

The CA staff in each community are wonderful resources because they live within the same community as our students do. If you are seeking advice from a peer leader, please don't be shy about reaching out to your CA. 

Residence Director

Each residential community is supervised by a Residence Director (RD). Our RDs are master's level professionals who are in the halls as an additional resource for our students. RDs can help assist you with a variety of concerns and are always willing to help. You just need to email them to set up an appointment or drop by during their office hours.  For contact information, please see our Meet the Staff page.

Central Office Staff 

Our Central Office team consists of the Director, Associate Director, Assistant Director and Administrative Assistant of Community Living. They are an additional professional level resource for students. Our office is located in SSU 318 and our contact email is housing@siena.edu. Please feel free to reach out via email and/or stop by the office.

Friars in Residence 

Our Friars in Residence provide another level of support for our students. They actively build rapport with the community of the area they serve and have a presence in the halls. They can provide spiritual/pastoral guidance, support through major life events, can refer students to campus resources and enjoying attending events with students.

Room Changes

Throughout the year, our office does its best to accommodate room change requests as we are able. During the first two weeks of each semester, there are typically no room changes offered. This is done in order for our office to follow-up with any vacancies that we might have during the beginning of the semester.

After the two-week period is over, if a student would like to seek a room change they should reach out to their Residence Director. We understand that there are several reasons for which a student might request a change, so we have provided more information below for different situations.

Freshman Increased-Occupancy (Converted) Triple

Students in increased-occupancy triple room assignments will be given first preference for openings which become available in freshmen halls. The Office of Community Living will be reaching out to students through their Siena email account as spaces become available. 

Mutual Room Change Request: Swap or Pull-In

If a student or group of students have a mutual request for a room change, they will work with their Residence Director(s). In order to process a mutual request, each student needs to send an email stating they consent to the move. Once an email has been received from every party involved, they will receive instructions on how to move forward with the change.  

Room Change: Roommate Conflict

If you would like to request a room change due to a roommate conflict, please reach out to your Residence Director to set up a meeting. During your meeting, your Residence Director will explore options for resolving the conflict within your room as a first step. If during that conversation it is decided that a room change would be the best course of action, they will talk you through the process and discuss potential options. 

Special Notes:

1. The Office of Community Living cannot predict when or if we will be able to accommodate a room change request.  All changes are dependent on the number of vacancies confirmed after move-in and any housing cancelations that come up throughout the year. If you have general questions regarding a room change request, please email housing@siena.edu.

2. Room changes are managed by the Residence Directors in conjunction with the Associate Director of Community Living. Coordination for room changes within a specific residential communities are completely handled by the Residence Director of that area. Coordination for room changes that occur between residential communities will be handled by the Associate Director. 

PLEASE NOTE: The cost for housing may vary from building to building, and in some cases between room types. Students accepting a room change may be charged more or less, depending on their new housing assignment. Costs will be prorated in accordance with the date of the room change.