Padua Hall currently houses approximately 280 students. Male students live on the first and second floors, and female students live on the third and fourth floors.
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 committing to a life of helping others.
Padua Hall rooms are 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:
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 to be announced shortly.
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. The Friar in Residence for Padua Hall is Br. Walter Liss.
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.
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!