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About Pratt Institute
At Pratt Institute, you’ll be living, working, and creating alongside some of the world’s most interesting, most creative, and most inspiring minds.
It’s partially because we’re in Brooklyn. It’s also because we’re in New York. It’s mostly because we’re Pratt.
You’ll put in the work; inside the studio and classroom, and out in the world. A world that just happens to include the world’s greatest city and all the opportunities that New York provides. But even if you don’t leave campus, you’ll find a full array of services, programs and activities right here. It’s where you’ll grow as a thinker and artist. It’s where you’ll have our support every step of the way. And it’s where you will rise to every challenge you’ll find at Pratt.
Pratt's location in a residential neighborhood in Brooklyn is ideal for students who want a traditional residential college atmosphere but want to be close enough to the excitement of Manhattan that it's accessible when they want it. Pratt is close to the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Academy of Music; one block down from Pratt, Myrtle Avenue is now home to many new restaurants serving different kinds of cuisine.
Pratt offers a variety of living options for students. Explore our halls, available options and costs, read our on-campus living guide and learn what amenities await you. All Pratt residence halls are co-ed; male and female residents share the same floors and living community.
Our halls are staffed with professional, paraprofessional and student staff who are available to students who need assistance and to create an environment in the halls that promotes student learning and development, complementing and enhancing the Pratt experience.
Pratt also offers a variety of meal plans to meet the needs of students. Students living in South Campus halls (Cannoneer, Pantas, Stabile, and Esther Lloyd-Jones) are required to select one of our mandatory meal plans. Students in Willoughby and Grand Avenue are able to sign up for optional meal plans.
Living on campus does not meet the needs of all students. To better meet the needs of those students who choose not to live on campus, off-campus resources are available.
The Pratt residential campus is divided into two administrative areas, North Campus and South Campus, each with its own Assistant Director for Residential Life (AD). The South Campus encompasses Cannoneer Court, Leo J. Pantas, Vincent A. Stabile, and Esther Lloyd-Jones halls. Most first-year students reside in these halls. The North Campus includes Willoughby Hall and Grand Avenue Residence, home to most upper-class students (both new transfer and continuing students) and all graduate students.
Each residence hall is staffed by residential life personnel. Each floor in most residence halls has a Resident Advisor (also known as the RA) and every residence hall is supervised by a Resident Director (also known as the RD) and in turn, by an AD.
The RA is a Residential Life student employee whose primary responsibility is to provide assistance, guidance, and direction to the residents on the floor. The RA’s job consists of the following major components: to be a community builder, an informal counselor/helper, a programmer/activities planner, a disciplinarian/limit setter and finally, an administrator of the floor. RAs serve “on duty” in every hall, so that every night and weekend, an RA is available for emergencies and assistance.
The Resident Director is a student employee, who is considered the primary administrator of the residence hall or residence hall area. RDs work closely with the RAs and the Residence Hall Councils. RDs directly supervise the RAs in their hall.
Assistant Directors are full-time professionals with at least two years experience working in college residence halls and working with college students. They are each responsible for an administrative area of the campus and serve as on-site coordinator for all operations and programmatic functioning of their respective area. In supervising the RDs and RAs, they support and coordinate the work that the student staff undertakes and augment the student experience by providing a consistent and supportive presence in the residence hall area. They are the Pratt administrators that students will deal with on a day-to-day basis during their residential experience.
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