Welcome to Robert S. Brookings Residential College!
Hello and welcome to the Robert S. Brookings Residential College, more commonly known as “Brookings.”
I am excited to have you join our community! My name is Abby Kruszynski and I am your Residential College Director (RCD). As the RCD, I am a live-in professional with a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs. I work closely with the RAs and other staff and love working with the bright, fun, and friendly students that make up our community.
We’re excited to welcome 170 freshmen to Lien House this year as well as the many upperclassmen who will be living in Gregg! Together, Lien and Gregg Houses make up Brookings—the Kings of the 40!
In addition to the 170 freshmen, Lien is also home to 5 Residential Advisors, Residential College Director, and the Graduate Fellow office. Gregg houses about 155 upperclassmen, 5 RAs and our Faculty Family. Residents live closely among each other and build great relationships with their room and suitemates as well as their floormates and those they meet throughout the Brookings community. The RAs help to foster this community by creating many events and programs that will engage you and your community in areas of diversity, self-awareness, interpersonal skills, citizenship, personal wellness, as well as many other areas. In addition to the RA programs, you’re encouraged to get involved in the res college community by taking on a leadership position in College Council or attending their events. College Council puts on many great events throughout the year including Brookings to the Fox, Scorch on the Porch (the semiannual BBQ), Brookings Week, Brinner (late night breakfast for dinner in my apartment), and many other fun programs each semester.
Please take some time to explore the college website. Hopefully it will give you a good idea of what Brookings is all about. Explore what makes Brookings unique, see what a typical room looks like, and get to know our staff! If you are interested in finding out more about College Council make sure to explore that section as well.
Once you get here, I’m also available to answer any questions, meet with you for anything, and I’m hoping to get to know you throughout the year. Looking forward to getting to know you!
Brookings Residential College Director