Casa

 

Adjacent to Jacques Dujarié and Basil Moreau Halls, the Casa offers a unique living experience. Rooms are divided among eight “pods”, housing a total of sixty-eight upperclassmen in single and double rooms. Up to nine students share three semi-private baths. The Casa has an elevator, kitchen and two laundry facilities. Casa residents also have access to all of the amenities of Basil Moreau Hall. The Residence Director and two RAs live and work with students in the Casa.

When you enter the Casa there is a large lobby with comfortable couches, bistro-style tables, and a big screen television. Upstairs is a loft that also features more comfortable seating for residents and their guests to study and socialize. The building features the security of swipe-card entry and all ground-floor bedroom windows are alarmed.

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Amenities                                     Pod Floor Plan

Floor  plan of one suite of rooms in a casa

  • Coed hall for upper-class students
  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • Semi-private bathrooms
  • Basic cable
  • Ethernet and wireless connections in each bedroom
  • Junior loft, adjustable height up to 3’
  • Extra-long twin bed
  • Furnished with moveable desk, chair, armoire, and 3-drawer dresser
  • 24 hour free laundry facilities
  • 24 hour access to kitchen and microwave

Casa Measurements

Desk 3-Drawer Dresser
L: 48.25 inches L: 29.5 inches
H: 30 inches H: 30 inches
W: 24.25 W: 24.25 inches
   
   
Armoire Jr. Loft
H: 68 and ¾ inches L: 79.5 inches
W: 35.5 inches H: 3 ft (adjustable)
D: 23.75 inches W: 34 and 5/8 inches
   
   

Nightstand

Bathroom
H: 31 inches (Sizes are approximate and may vary)
W: 18 inches Total square footage 9'x5'
Adjustable shelf Sink and vanity area 4'x2'
1 drawer, Extendable table top extension Shower 3'x3'

History of the Casa

Built in 2007, the Casa is the first residence hall at St. Edward’s built specifically to house upper class students. The hall completes the Basil Moreau-Jacques Dujarié residential complex.

Casa Staff

Marnika Brown, M.Ed. - Residence Director

Hello Kangaroos. Welcome to your home in the The Complex. My name is Marnika Brown and I am an Assistant Director in the Residence Life Office. I lead BMH, Casa and Dujarié Halls. I am so excited for all that is in store for us the year.  I am originally from the Midwest and grew up in Detroit, MI.  I graduated from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI with a B.S. is Public and Nonprofit Administration and a M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Leadership. I have worked in a variety of areas in the field of student affairs from student life to multicultural affairs. I am looking forward to utilizing my experiences and educational background to make The Complex community the best it can be. When I’m not in the office you can find me watching movies, traveling, reading a great book, listening to music and hanging out with my husband Earl. You may see him around from time to time he likes to take care of the pool table for us, so say hi!! My office is located directly behind the Dujarié Hall front desk which is adjacent to the lobby and lounge.  If there's ever anything I can do, or a question I might be able to answer, please don't hesitate to stop by.

Kaitlin Burke- Assitant Residence Director

Hello Kangaroos! My name is Kaitlin Burke and I’m the Assistant Residence Director for the Complex. This is my first year serving as an Assistant Residence Director and my fourth year working with St. Edward’s University Residence Life. My office is located behind the front desk of Basil Moreau Hall, home to the Wicked Problems LLC. I am so excited to make my first year as an ARD amazing with all of the Complex Kangaroos!

I am originally from Houston, TX but my family is from Louisiana. I am actually an alumni of St. Edward’s and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Currently I’m pursuing my Master’s Degree in Counseling here on the Hilltop. When I’m not in the office I enjoy Disney movies, video games, the color pink, cozy sweaters, petting dogs, and eating as much queso as I possibly can. If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to reach out, I’d love to help! I’m looking forward to making this year the best experience possible, so I can’t wait to get to know each and every one of you. Go Kangaroos! HOP HOP! 

Brianna Moore: RA- First Floor 

Hi y'all! I'm Brianna Moore and I'm a Junior here at St. Ed's. I'm majoring in Digital Media Management and minoring in Photo Communications. I'm from Houston, Texas (GO Texans & Astros! JJ Watt and George Springer are my favorites). I am a hardcore foodie, LOVE photography and traveling. Some of my favorite things to do beside eating and taking photos, is hanging out with my dearest friends, binge watching Netflix shows and exploring our amazing city of Austin! I am so excited to be your RA this year and I hope to make this the best year for YOU. I can't wait to have fun with y'all! GO TOPPERS!

Christopher Frasqueri: RA - Second Floor 

Hey y'all! My name is Chris Frasquieri and I am currently a Senior majoring in Environmental Science and Policy with a concentration in Political Science. I am a native Austinite, so if you have any questions regarding the beautiful city you'll be calling home this year don't hesitate to ask! I am very passionate about the environment and I love to write. I try to live a life where I am always in motion; I love traveling to new places in Austin as well as around the country. Other things I enjoy include hiking, photography, camping, and doing all my work in coffee shops. I'm excited for everything this new year and final year has to offer! Can't wait to meet the upperclassmen living in Casa! Peace!