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

Andrew LaraName: Andrew Lara '16
Major: International Business and Chinese
Hometown: Highland Park, CA
Activities: Asian Student Association, Paragonian Society
Hobbies: Concerts, Traveling, Basketball
After college I want to: be a business consultant sent to other countries for business.
My best Whittier College experience has been: Becoming an RA
My favorite thing in the world is: Skydiving
A quirky fact about me: I like to randomly rap

Amer RashidName: Amer Rashid '17
Major: Political Science and Global Cultural Studies with an emphasis in the Middle East
Hometown: Fresno, CA
School Activities: Vice President of ASWC Senate, Admissions Ambassador, President of Students for Justice in Palestine, Member of the William Penn Society
Hobbies: Dancing
After college I want to: be a champion for smart foreign policy which considers human rights
My best Whittier College experience has been: there are too many to count! Whittier is filled with opportunities for excitement and serendipitous moments of growth
My favorite thing in the world is: food, music, and food company
A quirky fact about me: I have a secret obsession with southern soul music

Aimme Real ArraygaName: Aimme Real '16
Major: Political Science, Global & Cultural Studies
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
School Activities: Thalian, POET Intern
After College I want to: be a Peace Corps volunteer
My best Whittier College experience has been: studying abroad in Myanmar during JanTerm
My favorite thing in the world is: dancing and mint chip ice cream.
A quirky fact about me: I am terrified of elevators


Angelica SantiagoName: Angie Santiago '18
Major: Sociology/Anthropology
Hometown: South Central Los Angeles
School Activities: Poet Ambassador and Metaphonian member 
Hobbies: Volleyball, eating lots of Cholula, and dancing 
After college I want to: be Beyoncé 
My best Whittier College experience has been: Becoming a Poet Ambassador
My favorite thing in the world is: Being spoiled by my family (perks of being the baby) 
A quirky fact about me: My favorite breakfast is pancakes with ketchup