Ryan Hall is a first year student residence hall housing approximately 300 students on four floors with three wings.
In the past, male students live on the 1st and 2nd floors and female students live on the 3rd and 4th floors. The majority of rooms are double-occupancy with a few quad-style rooms.
Ryan Hall is named after Fr. Benvenute Ryan, OFM, who served as a Provincial Minister for the Holy Name Province from 1925-1931, just a few years prior to the establishment of Siena College (1937).
Ryan Hall is staffed by a live-in professional Residence Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Ryan 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 Ryan Hall is currently Ms. Madeline Sinico. Madeline is currently in her first year at Siena College.
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.
Also working in Ryan Hall are 11 Resident Assistants, who are student-leaders living on each floor and wing 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 Ryan 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 Ryan Hall alone that is at least 44 chances a semester to become involved, meet your peers, and learn new skills! Some previous RA programs have included sushi dinners, intramural football teams, a healthy relationships program, and laser tag matches.