The Townhouses are transitional style living units primarily for current seniors. Within the Townhouse community, there are two areas: MacClosky Square and Cushing Village. While seniors are not guaranteed to live in the townhouses, they are first to select during housing lottery.
MacClosky Square Townhouses consist of 6- and 8- person single-sex units. They are two-story buildings with a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom on the first floor and 2-3 bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor.
Cushing Village Townhouses consist of 4- and 6- person single-sex units. They are two-story buildings with a living room, kitchen, and half-bath on the first floor and two bedrooms and a full bathroom on the second floor.
All rooms come furnished and/or equipped with the following:
The Townhouses are staffed by a live-in professional Residence Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Townhouses, including maintenance and facilities concerns, mediating conflicts between students, supervision of paraprofessional Townhouse Resident Assistant staff, adjudicating violations of the Siena College student code of conduct, and many other responsibilities. The Residence Director of the Townhouses is to be announced shortly.
Also working in the Townhouses are 6 Resident Assistants, who are student-leaders living in the Townhouses and 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 the Townhouses feel welcomed and safe in the complex.
RAs plan programs focusing on areas relating to service, diversity, academics, and social events for residents. For our seniors living in the Townhouses, we also offer a transition programming that focuses on preparing students for life after Siena, including budgeting, cooking, navigating human resources for your first job, graduate school search process, and many others.