Residence Hall Director's Welcome

Hello and welcome to The Castle!

My name is Evan Walsh, the Residence Hall Director (RHD) for Residential College for the Creative and Performing Arts.

Risley Hall is a truly unique community full of inspiring and talented individuals. While all Risley-ites have an appreciation for art, residents of Risley come from all walks of life, and are enrolled in a wide variety of degree programs. Risley members even remain connected with Risley even after moving on from Cornell, as evidenced by our robust Risley Alumni population.

What makes Risley unique is how our community is led by resident initiatives. We have a myriad of student volunteers leading our three hall councils, seven annual major programs, Risley Orientation Committee, and weekly social programs. With an 81-seat black box theater, 12 fine arts work shops, library, dance studio, coffee lounge, and of course the famous Risley Dining Hall, there are virtually endless ways to create your own unique Risley experience!

For building information, visit the Living@Cornell's Risley Page. For first-year move-in information, visit Living@Cornell's Move-In Page. For departmental information, visit Residential Programs. For information about our staff, volunteers, programs, and more, visit the pages to the left!

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Evan Walsh, M.A.