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Undergraduate Student Life

John Jay Hall

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John Jay stands 15 stories high and is composed mainly of single occupancy rooms exclusively for first-year students. Bathrooms in John Jay are either communal (separate for men and women) or individual, depending on the floor. The lounges on each floor have cable TVs, and provide space for floor programming, socializing or studying. The University’s Primary Health Care Medical Services is located on the fourth floor.  The main dining hall on campus, John Jay dining hall, is located on the ground floor. JJ’s Place is conveniently located in the basement for late-night snacks.  The John Jay main lounge is a great place for large events, meetings, studying, or playing the grand piano.


Meet the Staff

Joey Kopriva, Residence Hall Director (RHD)

Joey is responsible for the oversight of John Jay and supervision of the staff. Joey's primary focus is ensuring the residents of John Jay have a positive residential experience within a safe, comfortable, and vibrant community. Joey's office is in 111 Wallach Hall and he is typically available Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Robert Ying, Community Adviser (CA)

Robert provides support for the John Jay staff, works closely with John Jay Hall Council, and helps to build community within the building through programs and other initiatives. Robert is located on the 15th floor. 

Resident Advisers (RAs)

Neha Jain, 5th floor

Rav Rawal, 6th floor

Paul Bloom, 7th floor

Vivi Hyacinthe, 8th floor

Mitchell Gouzenko, 9th floor

Kelly Echavarria, 10th floor

Carl Yin, 11th floor

Priya Nayer, 12th floor

Rachel Chung, 13th floor

Justin Zhao, 14th floor

Kelsey Piva, 15th floor 



Residential Life


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6805

Fax: (212) 854-6815

Office Hours

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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