New Warwick River Hall Director

Hi, my name is Laura Koepsell

I am your new Warwick River Hall Director! I graduated from Christopher Newport University this past May, and stayed here to continue working. Not only am I your new Warwick River Hall Director, but I also am a University Fellow in the Office of Student Engagement. This means that I split my time and work between two offices on campus.

As a Student Engagement University Fellow, I am responsible for planning and implementing the orientation programs on campus and help students to get involved and engaged on campus through meetings and programming efforts. My office for this position is in the DSU on the 3rd floor in the Student Affairs Suite. If you are ever nearby feel free to pop in and say hello!

I will be your Hall Director through May, as this is an interim position. Although we only have a semester together, I am very excited to be working with you all! My main priority and goal in this role is to offer support and act as a resource to the RAs and residents of Warwick.

I was a resident in Warwick River Hall the first year it was open to students (back in I was a Resident Assistant my junior year in Santoro Hall, and I fell in love with residence life. The following year I was the Director of the Residence Hall Association (RHA), and continued to work with Residence Life through this position. Now, as a University Fellow, I am one of the advisors to the Residence Hall Association (RHA), and am in the process of applying to graduate schools to pursue a career in higher education and student affairs.

If you ever would like to talk about Warwick, have any questions about being a fellow, getting involved, pursuing a career in higher education, or just want to chat in general please stop by my office!

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Where/When can you find me?

I will (typically) be in the Warwick River Hall Director Office:

- Mondays 1-5 PM

- Wednesdays 1-5 PM

I will be in the Student Engagement Office (DSU, 3rd floor, Student Affairs Suite):

- Mondays 8 AM - 12 PM

- Tuesdays 8 AM - 5 PM

- Wednesdays 8 AM - 12 PM

- Thursdays 8 AM - 5 PM

- Fridays 8 AM - 5 PM

I do change this up depending on where I am needed most, but please contact me if you would like to set up a meeting so I can let you know where I'll be.

Contact Information


Student Engagement Office- (757) 594-8945
Warwick River Hall Director Office- (757) 594-8085

Fun Facts

  • I have two dogs (at my parent's house) that I love more than anything. They are both standard poodles named Kane and Leah. I will be the first to admit that I have a full on obsession with dogs.
  • I am from Northern Virginia.
  • Coffee and Water are my two favorite drinks. I will always have 1 or both with me at all times!
  • Current favorite show on Netflix: Parks & Rec