The Office of Housing and Residence Life plays an integral role in supporting students on the Newark campus
Bio: My name is Mi Hyun Yoon, and I am a PhD candidate in American Studies. Currently, I am working on my dissertation project that examines the intersection of South Korean history and Korean American history through the political activities of the Korean diaspora in the United States. In addition to my work as a resident assistant of 15 Washington (this will be my third year!), I serve as the president of Graduate Student Governing Association, as a staff member at the Queer Newark Oral History Project, and instructor of American Studies and Asian American Studies courses.
About the Office: The Office of Housing and Residence Life plays an integral role in supporting students on the Newark campus, and COVID-19 has made this role especially obvious. As Rutgers University entered quarantine in March and left the Newark campus effectively empty, Housing and Residence Life staff remained on campus to provide support to students of various ages and degree programs who could not leave because their on-campus apartment was their permanent home. Despite being considered a “commuter campus,” Rutgers-Newark has a vibrant residential community in its four (soon-to-be five) on-campus buildings that the Office continues to maintain and foster by providing programming, assistance with residential facilities and campus information, and administrative support.