Freshman Residence Halls

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Residence Hall Features and Amenities
The convenient residence hall amenity fee covers the following features:

  • In-room access to the University Wireless Internet
  • Unlimited use of the laundry facilities in each residence hall
  • Microfridge (refrigerator, freezer, and microwave unit) in each room
  • Access to complimentary high definition cable (88 channels)
  • Air Conditioning provided in every Residence Hall

Founders Hall

Founders Hall was renovated during Summer 2018. The remodel of Founders includes updated bathrooms, electronic keycard access for every room, laundry located on every floor, an updated kitchen, and new lounge furniture.

Founders Hall, conveniently located in close proximity to the Library and Academic building, features double occupancy rooms housing 160 freshmen residents. This residence hall is co-ed by floor. The lower level lounge offers use of a full-service kitchen, large screen TV, pool table and a ping pong table. A study area for residents’ use is located on the first floor. Founders Hall is an alcohol-free environment. Average room dimensions are 13' x 12'.

  • Freshmen hall
  • Traditional style setting
  • Double rooms
  • Co-ed by floor
  • Alcohol-free
  • Building amenities include common lounge, pool table, ping pong table, vending machines, TV, kitchen and laundry
  • Total occupancy: 160 students
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Resident Life Coordinator

Name: Jemimah Ansah

Major: Aviation Transportation

Year in school: Graduate

Favorite TV show or movie: Fresh Off the Boat 

Hobbies: cooking

Why you became an RLC: To enable me connect with the university community and be part of the team providing students home away from home on campus. Also, to learn how to balance work life and academics.


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Resident Assistant

Name: Siyoung “Andy” Choi

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school:  Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: Ted Lasso or Toy Story

Hobbies: Playing Piano and taking naps

Why you became an RA: I became an RA so I can have different interactions with numerous people so they have the best possible time at Lewis.

Resident Assistant

Name: Natalia Penalbert

Major: Aviation Administration

Year in school: Junior

Favorite TV show or movie: The Way of the Househusband

Hobbies: Listening to music, reading, playing Cookie Clicker

Why you became an RA:  I became an RA to emulate the hospitality I received as a freshman to future Lewis students. Helping newcomers get acclimated into the University life and matching their needs to the appropriate resources on campus has been my goal as an RA. In addition, creating a safe space where everyone feels comfortable enough to express themselves.

Resident Assistant

Name: Jadalynn Vile

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: The Office Of Course! 

Hobbies: I love reading, I am a huge Stephen King fan, I like watching movies and hanging out with friends!

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to build a connection with students, to be a mentor and to be a place where people can go if they are in need of a friend or someone to listen to them.

Resident Assistant

Name: Emily Lindemann

Major: Physics and Aerospace Engineering

Year in school:  Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: NCIS

Hobbies: Mountain Biking with my brother, reading, and watching hockey

Why you became an RA: I really want to help incoming freshmen make the smoothest transition into college life they can so they can have the best experience at Lewis. Living away from home for the first time is a little daunting, so I want to make sure that each student can feel at home while they're away.

Resident Assistant

Name: Sebastian Stoerzer

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: The Green Mile, South Park, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Hobbies: Running, going to the gym, going on walks, yoga, cooking

Why you became an RA: Being in college is an unforgettable experience in your life, and I want to help students have a memorable and great time at Lewis and in the residence halls. I also know from experience how important it is to have good RAs and wish to build upon that.


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Sheil Hall

This unique residence hall is the oldest building on campus and still well suited for freshman style community living. Sheil Hall offers double occupancy rooms for 140 freshmen residents. This residence hall is co-ed by floor. A lower level lounge features a large screen TV, pool table, and a ping pong table. while the second floor lounge provides a full-service kitchen and study area. Sheil hall is in close proximity to the JFK Student Recreation and Fitness Center, Charlie’s Place, Memorial Hall, and Chapel. Several coaches from Lewis University Athletics have their offices and the men’s lacrosse team has their locker room in the lower level of Sheil Hall. Sheil Hall is an alcohol-free environment. Average room dimensions starting at 10'2" x 10'.

  • Freshmen hall
  • Traditional style setting
  • Double rooms
  • Co-ed by floor
  • Alcohol-free
  • Building amenities include common lounge, pool table, ping pong table,  vending machines, TV, kitchen and laundry
  • Total occupancy: 123 students
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Resident Life Coordinator

Name: Mariano Sosa

Major: Business Administration

Year in school: Graduate

Favorite TV show or movie: Spirit or Harry Potter

Hobbies: Swimming, reading, and going for walks

Why you became an RLC: I became an RLC to build a connection with students, to be a mentor and to be a place where people can go if they are in need of a friend or someone to listen to them.


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Resident Assistant

Name: Cassie Stupay

Major: Nursing

Year in school:  Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: Gilmore Girls or 10 Things I hate about you

Hobbies: Painting, photography, working out, watching movies, and hanging out with friends

Why you became an RA: I became an RA to feel more connected within the Lewis community and to guide new students as they start their college career.

Resident Assistant

Name: Jayleen Leon

Major: Biology

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: The Great Gatsby

Hobbies: Writing Poetry, playing video games

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I feel I can help incoming students feel more comfortable. There is an overwhelming feeling when starting the year and not knowing who can help and where can it be found is more difficult. That is why I hope to help many students find their way around, feel less stressed, and be more comfortable in their new homes. 

Resident Assistant

Name: Tommy Juricek

Major: Cybersecurity

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: Breaking Bad 

Hobbies: Snowboarding, watching motorsports, listening to music, and intramural sports

Why you became an RA: To become more engaged with Lewis, and to gain valuable skills.

Resident Assistant

Name: Justin Lee

Major: Aviation Flight Technology

Year in school:  Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: Sully

Hobbies: Other than flying, I love to go to the gym and going for long runs

Why you became an RA: I became an RA due to the profound impact my own RA’s had on me during my freshmen year. Their invaluable assistance and support left a profound mark. They have inspired me to pay it forward by offering guidance and aid to incoming students.


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South Hall

South Hall features single occupancy rooms for 40 freshmen residents. Study lounges are available on each floor, and a full-service kitchen is located on the fourth floor. This residence hall is co-ed by floor. South Hall is adjacent to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, convenient for nursing majors. South Hall is an alcohol-free environment. Average room dimensions are 8'4" x 12'

  • Freshmen hall
  • Traditional style setting
  • Single rooms
  • Co-ed by floor
  • Rooms include a personal sink
  • Alcohol-free
  • Building amenities include common lounges, foosball table, ping pong table, vending machines, TV, kitchen and laundry
  • Total occupancy: 40 students
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Resident Life Coordinator

Name: Mariano Sosa

Major: Business Administration

Year in school: Graduate

Favorite TV show or movie: Spirit or Harry Potter

Hobbies: Swimming, reading, and going for walks

Why you became an RLC: I became an RLC to build a connection with students, to be a mentor and to be a place where people can go if they are in need of a friend or someone to listen to them.


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Resident Assistant

Name: Jason Bunales

Major: Accounting and Business Administration

Year in school: Sophomore

Favorite TV show or movie: The Emperor’s New Groove

Hobbies: Playing Volleyball and Working Out

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because I wanted to be a support resource for residents on campus, helping them feel welcomed on campus and help develop the sense of community on campus.

Resident Assistant

Name: Nicole Manke

Major: Social Work/Human Resource Management minor

Year in school:  Senior

Favorite TV show or movie: Community and New Girl

Hobbies: Crocheting, kayaking, and reading

Why you became an RA: I became an RA because the community aspect this position holds. I could really see that through the RA’s I had my first year and I wanted to contribute to a safe and healthy campus in the same way. Being involved around campus is something that always appealed to me and this position is perfect for that.


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