Student Life

Welcome from the Director

alice kramer The on campus living experience can be one of the most exciting and engaging experiences in your time at Alma College, and the Residence Life Staff is here to help you make the most of the opportunities available on campus – everything from selecting a room, to navigating tough situations, to connecting with students, staff, and faculty across campus. Whether you would like help starting a conversation with a roommate, figuring out which of our student organizations is for you, or knowing what you should bring to campus, someone in the Residence Life staff can help.

Because we believe that students learn from each other as well as from faculty and staff, Alma is a four-year residential college. All students are expected to live in college-owned or approved housing through our intentional experiential housing model. First-year students reside in Bruske and Gelston, sophomore students reside Newberry and Mitchell halls, and juniors and seniors live on South Campus where they have the option to live in either suite-style or apartment living. Returning students can also choose to live in Greek or student organization housing.

With only a few doors between you and friendships that will last a lifetime, we hope that Residence Life is a memorable and meaningful part of your Alma experience. We encourage you to stop by our main office (located in Tyler Van Dusen) or see any of our staff located in the residence halls. We also are available by email at

Welcome home!

 Alice Kramer
 Director of Residence Life