The Office of Residential Experience (ORE) is comprised of three teams: Residential Experience, Student Activities and Programs, and the Faculty in Residence.
The Residential Experience team oversees the experience of living on campus, aiding in community and student development, crisis intervention, residential programming, and support for day-to-day community needs. We have 5 Residential Life Coordinators and 24 Resident Associates living throughout Caltech's residential communities.
The Student Activities and Programs office (SAP) provides engaging experiences outside the classroom, connecting members of the Caltech community through social, cultural, and intellectual programs. SAP manages all Caltech student clubs and organizations, registered student events, and even provides a popular cooking class.
The Faculty in Residence team supports the holistic development of students by functioning as a bridge between academic and residential efforts and ensuring that community leaders and mentors are easily accessible in the daily lives of students.
ORE supports the academic, personal, and communal growth of all Caltech students by fostering safe, engaging, and inclusive environments that enhance learning and underscore personal growth.
This work is focused around our four main objectives, which are as follows:
Support students' learning and development through residential programming and resources;
Engage students in community through clubs, events, and leadership opportunities;
Respond to individual and campus emergencies; and
Coordinate administrative initiatives that support campus life.
Our office works closely with student leaders to provide robust extra- and co-curricular programming. Student volunteers are essential to the success and viability of our programs and we lend extensive expertise and assistance to programs initiated by our student groups to support their vision and leadership development.
Felicia Hunt Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and Residential Experience