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, 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 wireless Internet.  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

Name: Aimme Real Arrayga '16
Major/Minor: Political Science/French
Hometown: Arizona
Activities: FCC, Volunteer at Whittier Adult School citizenship class
My favorite movie is: Breakfast at Tiffany's
My favorite thing in the world is: Mint-chocolate chip ice cream 
Hi, everyone! My name is Aimme Real Arrayga and I'm going to be one of the Stauffer Hall RAs this year. I am a political science major and hope to join the Peace Corps after college. I am really excited to get to know you all; please stop by and say hi. My door is always open! 

Name: Juan Carlos Garcia '14
Major: Biology
Hometown: La Habra, CA
Activities: William Penn Society, Undergrad Research Assistant, Res. Life Team Leader
My best Whittier College experience has been: Attending the midnight breakfast during finals week where faculty and staff host the students to a midnight breakfast. Not only is it FREE, but the faculty and staff take your orders!
After college, I want to: Pursue a Ph.D in Biology and conduct research with the National Institutes of Health on Diabetes.
Hi, everyone! My name is Juan Carlos Garcia. I'll be serving as one of the Stauffer Hall RAs for this academic year. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you in your first year as an undergraduate student.

Name: Vicki Mercado '15
Major/Minor: Biology/Psychology
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Activities: Tutor, Student Leader at Phonathon, volunteer at St.Francis Hospital as a Clinical Care Extender, member of Students for Community Medicine club, and Intramural Sports
My favorite thing in the world is: My poodle.
My best Whittier College experience has been: Connecting with faculty who have been able to help me reach for opportunities in the field I am interested in, as well as meeting some amazing life-long friends.
Hi, everyone! I am Vicki and I will be your 1st floor Stauffer RA. I am a biology major with a minor in psychology. I grew up in Brooklyn, New York (but no, I don't have that flashy New York accent). I am very excited to meet you all and help you along your journey. If you ever have any questions, or just want to chat, feel free to stop by!

Name: Victoria "Torie" Savage '14
Major: Social Work and Psychology
Hometown: Mountain View, CA
Activities: Paragonian Society, TOBGLAD, ASWC: Minority Caucus Chair, Psychology Club, Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honor Society), Phi Alpha (Social Work Honor Society), Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)
After college, I want to: Work at a non-profit that helps at-risk teens graduate from high school and get into college.  
A quirky fact about me is: I can do a no-handed bridge (like The Matrix move).
Hey, everyone! My name is Torie, and I'm the 3rd floor R.A. in Stauffer! I'm pretty involved around campus, so if you've got questions, or just want to chat, come on by.  I also like painting my nails and playing card games, if you're into that :). 

Name: Anthony Walker '14
Major/Minor: Kinesiology/Spanish
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Activities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Football, Track and Field and BSU
So far my best Whittier College experience has been: Helping the football team beat Occidental and win the shoes last year. I am excited to get to know all of my residents and help build a productive Whittier College community.  
Hello, Poets! My name is Anthony Walker and I am an RA with Stauffer first floor this year. I am a Kinesiology major with a minor in Spanish.

Name: Andrew Xiong '15
Major/Minor: Biology/Chinese
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Activities: Christian Poets Club, Asian Student Association, Turner Representative on ASWC senate, Cross Country runner, Shannon Center technician.
My best Whittier College experience has been: planning and participating in the Asian Student Association's annual event, Asian Night. 
My favorite movie is: Batman
Hi, everyone!  My name is Andrew Xiong and I'm going to be one of the Stauffer Halll RAs this year. I am a biology major with a minor in Chinese.  I'm originally from the Bay Area.  I'm very excited to meet all of you.