Johnson Hall

Johnson Hall is the only hall directly attached to a Faculty Master's home—the Dezember Alumni House. The hall is coeducational by floor and houses approximately 90 students in several first-year 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.

The double rooms in Johnson Hall are 16' X 16' and include sinks. The lounge area has a piano, and cable television, and a fireplace. Recent renovations in Johnson Hall include laundry room and bathroom improvements, furniture upgrades in all main lounges, construction of new classrooms, and installation of wireless Internet. Eco-friendly elements include water-saving toilets, low-flow shower heads, energy-saving light bulbs, and each hall has its own recycling bins.


Johnson Hall was built in 1955 as a residence hall for women (significant renovations were completed in 2007). It was named for Clifford and Susan Johnson, whose gifts made the building possible. Susan was one of the first women on the faculty, teaching science and math and Clifford was on the board of trustees for 45 years. 

Resident Advisors

Name: Jordan Carter '16
Major/Minor: Kinesiology/Nutrition Science
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
My favorite movie is: The Untouchables 
After college, I want to be: An international childhood obesity health advocate focused on fitness and dietary change in all countries.
Hello, residents! My name is Jordan Carter and I'm going to be a first-year RA in Johnson this 2013-2014 school year. I am very excited to meet you all and to assist you during this transition. I am very focused on creating a diverse and interactive environment.

Name: Andrew Jimenez '14 
Major: Biology
Hometown: Montclair, CA
Activities: Along with being a RA, I'm involved in the William Penn Society and Students for Community Medicine. I also conduct research for Dr. Fradinger. 
My favorite thing in the world is: Food. I absolutely love food. If I could, I would eat all day.
After college, I want to be: A successful neurologist.
Hello, everyone! My name is Andrew Jimenez and I will be in Johnson residence hall for my final year at Whittier. I am a biology major with hopes of moving onto medical school to become a doctor. This year will be my third year as a RA, and I'm sure it'll be a great one! Can't wait to meet everyone!

Name: Takara "Teekay" Jones '15
Major/Minor: Psychology/Japanese 
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Activities: Thalia Society and Black Student Union
My favorite thing in the world is: Food, sleeping, my family, writing, and all favorite Korean Boy Bands!
The thing I'm most excited about housing this year is: Building a bond with all of you!!! <3
A quirky fact about me are: I LOVE KPOP and I am obsessed with Peanut M&M's, Sour Punch, and flavored Licorice!
Hello, everyone! My name is Takara Jones but I am best known as "Teekay"! I am one of the wonderful Freshman Resident Advisors in Johnson Hall this year. This is my second year as a RA, and I am beyond excited to meet you all. I am very friendly, so if you need anything or just want to say hi, please don't hesitate to stop by! :)

Name: Bianca Vinci '14
Major/Minor: Social Work/Spanish
My favorite movie is: P.S. I Love You
My favorite thing in the world is: To watch movies on a rainy day with hot chocolate.
Johnson residents, this is my second year in Johnson and I am so excited to be working with you guys this year! Can't wait to get to know you all!