The Office of Student Experience (OSE) is comprised of: Residential Experience, Student Engagement, Finances and Operations, First Year Programs, and the Faculty in Residence.
The Residential Experience team oversees the experience of living on campus, aiding in community and student development, crisis intervention, residential programming, and support for day-to-day community needs. We have 5 Residential Life Coordinators and 24 Resident Associates living throughout Caltech's residential communities.
Student Engagement and Event Management provide engaging experiences outside the classroom, connecting members of the Caltech community through social, cultural, and intellectual programs. The team manages all Caltech student clubs and organizations and registered student events.
The Faculty in Residence team supports the holistic development of students by functioning as a bridge between academic and residential efforts and ensuring that community leaders and mentors are easily accessible in the daily lives of students.
OSE supports the academic, personal, and communal growth of all Caltech students by fostering safe, engaging, and inclusive environments that enhance learning and underscore personal growth.
This work is focused around our four main objectives, which are as follows:
Welcome new students to the Institute
Support students' learning and development through residential programming and resources
Engage students in community through clubs, events, and leadership opportunities
Coordinate administrative initiatives that support campus life
Respond to individual and campus emergencies
Our office works closely with student leaders to provide robust extra- and co-curricular programming. Student volunteers are essential to the success and viability of our programs and we lend extensive expertise and assistance to programs initiated by our student groups to support their vision and leadership development.
Steven Metzmaker Senior Residential Life Coordinator for Avery, Marks & Braun Emily Sanger Undergraduate Residential Life Coordinator for Bechtel Mahlet Tesfaye Undergraduate Residential Life Coordinator for Blacker, Dabney, Fleming, & Ricketts (South Houses) Luciano Lemus Undergraduate Residential Life Coordinator for Lloyd, Page, & Venerable (North Houses) Sophia Vendetti Graduate Residential Life Coordinator for Catalina's and Off-Campus Housing