Hockaday is fortunate to have a non-traditional boarding program in which the care of a residents’ social, emotional and physical well-being is a Dorm Parent’s full time job. Dorm Parents live with the girls and provide day-to-day support, supervise evening study, attend the girls’ activities and events, problem solve, and set the tone for a pleasant and joyful home environment.
Residential Life Faculty and Staff are on campus 24 hours a day and are available for all student needs and parent communication. In addition to four full-time dorm parents, Hockaday utilizes two weekend dorm parents and four affiliates for weekend support and activities. The Activities and Transportation Coordinator plans weekend outings, promotes events and schedules transportation for activities sponsored by the department and requests from individual residents.
The Residence Life Staff work a staggered schedule to best support the needs of our girls:
- Dorm Parents are available on the halls Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. the following morning, and Saturday 8:30 a.m. until Monday 8:30 a.m.
- Affiliates work in support roles Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – midnight and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.