Stauffer Hall

Stauffer Hall is co-educational and houses 210 students in Living Learning Communities (LLC). The first-year LLCs are meeting places for students to come together and collaboratively construct new ideas, traditions, and experiences. They are designed to help students succeed through their first year at Whittier College and beyond. These communities foster social well-being, academic enrichment, and individual growth, by providing each student with a sense of belonging on campus.

Stauffer Hall double rooms are 13.6' x 14'. The recreational room includes a fireplace, ping pong table, and foosball table. Recent renovations in Stauffer Hall include laundry room and bathroom improvements, furniture upgrades in all main lounges, construction of new classrooms, and installation of wifi. Stauffer Hall also has a brand new Fitness Room with multiple cardio machines and medicine balls. Eco-friendly elements include water-saving toilets, low-flow shower heads, energy-saving light bulbs, and each hall has its own recycling bins.


Stauffer Hall first opened in fall 1962 as an all women's dorm.

Resident Advisors

Oliver BinethName: Oliver Bineth
Major: Theatre/English   
Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
School Activities: Theatre 
Hobbies: Photography, Writing, Filmmaking, Reading
After college I want to: become a professional writer and actor.
My best Whittier College experience has been: when we received an awesome standing ovation after a successful show.
My favorite thing in the world is: the Universe
A quirky fact about me: I once thought I could walk into the Golden Globes ceremony, just like that. 

Fredric BoddenName: Fredric Bodden
Major: Economics
Hometown: New York, NY
School Activities: Work Study, Improv, Black Student Union, planning weekend events
Hobbies: working, studying, crying
After college I want to: work towards a career in municipal politics, design, and development.
My best Whittier College experience has been: meeting a few select people on the Poet Getaway trip and having them as my core group of friends.
My favorite thing in the world is: my 5-year-old spoiled brat of a dog, who never ceases to amaze me.
A quirky fact about me: I can snowboard decently, but I couldn't skate to save my life.

Angelica SantiagoName: Angelica Santiago
Major: Social Work Minor: Public Health/Chinese
Hometown: South Los Angeles, CA
School Activities: Poet Ambassador, Metaphonian Society member
Hobbies: Meditating, hiking, dancing
After college I want to: get my MSW & a MPH 
My best Whittier College experience: 
I loved my freshman year! I had such a suuportive community within the dorms and in the classroom. To this day, I still have amazing relationships with the people I met the first days of school.
My favorite thing in the world is: Chalula.
A quirky fact about me: Eventhough I don't know how to swim, I have been cliff diving, kayaking, and snorkeling.

Jacob ShoreName: Jacob Shore
Major: Theatre and Communication Arts/Business Management Minor: Economics
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
School Activities: House Blend A Capella, Jewish Student Union, Improv Club, Super Smash Bros Club
Hobbies: singing, ultimate frisbee, billiards, fantasy football.
After college I want to: be an Actor in movies or on Broadway.
My best Whittier College experience has been: being a Sportsfest captain. 
My favorite thing in the world is: laughter
A quirky fact about me: I never learned how to ride a bike.

Katheryn VarelaName: Katheryn Varela
Major: Political Science and Global & Cultural Studies/Spanish
Hometown: Covina, CA
School Activities: Thalian Society
Hobbies: foodie adventures, hiking, going to the beach & getting my nails done.
After college I want to: go to law school and become a prosecuting attorney and/or join the LAPD and become a detective for Special Victims.
My best Whittier College experience has been: the connections and relationships I have formed over the past three years. I love the sense of belonging and family that the different communities on campus have to offer.
My favorite thing in the world is: laughing.
A quirky fact about me: I'm a foodie.

Katrina WongName: Katrina Wong
Major: Kinesiology Minor: Nutrition Science
Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA
School Activities: Kinesiology Club, Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK), Cross Country, Artemis Peer Mentor, CAAS Student Manager and Tutor
Hobbies: Anything outdoors (swimming, running, hiking, boating, etc.), Painting, Cooking
After college I want to: attend a Doctorate of Physical Therapy graduate program and become a physical therapist.  
My best Whittier College experience: running on the cross country team and bonding with all of my teammates.
My favorite thing in the world is: gummy bears and dark chocolate.
A quirky fact about me: I love spontaneous adventures