Residence Services staff with drama students Billy Chandler and Erin GrierJoyceln Lorito and James McGinlay, surrounded by Residence Services colleagues, hold a certificate of appreciation presented by drama students Billy Chandler and Erin Grier.

Drama students extend thanks to residence staff

Residence Services provides some of the most visible and integral foundations for campus life, says Billy Chandler, president of the drama student society Club SODA. He led a delegation last week presenting complimentary theatre tickets to its staff.

“Communities and friendships have been built almost entirely upon their hard work and dedication,” he says. “Between providing a communal space, offering academic help, and creating fun, community building activities, residence is an experience which no student will soon forget.”

Chandler says that even though he lived off-campus in his first year at university, he has many memories of experiences organized by residence staff. Club members presented the office with tickets to the current University Players production, Dancing at Lughnasa.

The play relates the story of the Mundy family in the rural Ireland of 1936. Its run continues through March 13 in the Hatch Studio Theatre. Find tickets at or by calling the box office at 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.