About OSL

The Office of Student Life (OSL) is part of the College’s Division of Campus Life, and is responsible for directing and/or advising a number of College programs & services. See below for our list of services, programs, & responsibilities, and the correlating program team members. For a general staff listing, click here.

  • Student Housing & Upperclass Residential Life

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    Patricia A. Leahey-Hays
    Assistant Director for Residential Life and Housing
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-4625
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    Gail A. Rondeau Hebert
    Housing Coordinator
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-2555

    OSL oversees undergraduate student housing assignment processes throughout the academic year and the summer, including lotteries/room draws, placements, data management, and room key distribution. OSL also oversees the upperclass residential life program (the Neighborhoods), including the selection, training, and ongoing supervision of the four student Neighborhood Directors and the 26 student Housing Coordinators and their community development & programming responsibilities.

  • Student Involvement

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    Benjamin J. Lamb
    Assistant Director for Student Organizations and Involvement
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-4749
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    Ellen Rougeau
    Programming Coordinator
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-2546

    OSL provides regular advisement & support to RSO’s, College Council, All-Campus Entertainment (ACE), Senior Class Officers, the Yearbook, the Lyceum Dinner program, & Williams Motorcoach, and offers student event logistics & support for RSO’s which fall under College Council’s purview. OSL also oversees the Leading Minds First-Year EphVenture program, Frosh Leadership Weekend (FLW), the Purple Key Fair for student organizations, the Student Jamboree, the semesterly Super Stressbusters program, Life After Williams programs, and works collaboratively with Athletics on Intramurals and Club Sports. OSL provides workshops on leadership development, group budget & financial management, and host/server & TIPS training.

  • Room Scheduler (EMS) & Event/Venue Management

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    Madeline E. Polidoro
    Operations Coordinator
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-4191
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    Sam Boyden
    Operations Coordinator
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-3513

    OSL manages the campus-wide room reservations system (EMS), and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Paresky Center, Goodrich Hall, Greylock Hall 2nd floor, and Dodd Commons, including usage parameters and prioritization, arranging for tech support & staffing, furnishings, posters & banners, and vendors. OSL is also responsible for programming at The Log, the Goodrich Coffee Bar, and Williams After Dark.

  • Conferences & External Events

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    Adrianne L. Epe
    Assistant Director for Conferences
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-2592
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    Madeline E. Polidoro
    Operations Coordinator
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-4191
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    Sam Boyden
    Operations Coordinator
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-3513
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    Ellen Rougeau
    Programming Coordinator
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-2546

    OSL manages the Conferences program, working closely with clients and campus partners to execute camps and conferences on the Williams campus during the summer period. OSL is also the starting point for anyone proposing a non-Williams event or program to take place on campus property at any time of the year, including weddings.

  • Student & Intra-Campus Mail Services

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    Debby Kopala
    Mail Operations Coordinator
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky-Mail Room
    413-597-2150
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    Jessica Park
    Student Mail Clerk
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky-Mail Room
    413-597-2150
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    Debora R. Azevedo
    Mail Clerk
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky-Mail Room
    413-597-4518
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    Beth Erdeski
    Intra-Campus Mail Coordinator
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky-Mail Room
    413-597-4324
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    Sam Boyden
    Operations Coordinator
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-3513

    OSL manages student mail services, which includes first class mail receiving & distribution to student mailboxes, package receiving & distribution to students, and all correlating data management for box assignments and package notifications to students. OSL also provides daily intra-campus mail service between campus offices/departments and delivers departmental print jobs for Auxiliary Services.

  • Department-Wide Leadership & Support

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    Douglas Schiazza
    Director, Office of Student Life
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-4747
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    Mike R. Bodnarik
    Associate Director
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-2034
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    Ivy Rodriguez
    Administrative Assistant
    Office of Student Life
    Paresky Center, Rm 219
    413-597-4747

    As department head, the Director is responsible for department-wide program direction/development/assessment and budget development/management and professional staff supervision & development, and works closely with the program teams responsible for Student Housing & Upperclass Residential Life, Registered Student Organizations & Leadership Development, and Conferences & External Events. The Associate Director is the department deputy head, is responsible for professional staff supervision & development, and works closely with the program teams responsible for Student & Intra-Campus Mail Services, and Room Reservations (EMS) and Event/Venue Management.