Richard and Joan Rosetti Hall

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A new home for sociology, social work and education.

Rosetti Hall opened in August 2013 to house three academic departments integral to Siena’s mission: sociology, social work, and education. Faculty-student interaction is essential, so faculty offices surround informal learning spaces.

In terms of sustainability, Rosetti Hall serves as a model on campus. It is Siena’s first LEED-certified building due to its environmentally friendly design, complete with a geothermal heating and cooling system and photovoltaic solar panels on the roof.

Rosetti Hall

  • Five classrooms
  • 27 offices
  • Three seminar rooms
  • Computer labs
  • Video production studio and editing suite
  • Center for Urban Education
  • Geothermal heating and cooling system
  • Photovoltaic solar panels on the roof
  • Energy-efficient LED-lighting

Learn more about Richard and Joan Rosetti Hall

Voices of Our Campaign

Katie Bornstein ’15

Katie Bornstein ’15

English Education major

Katie Bornstein is excited about Rosetti Hall, the state-of-the-art building that is home to the education, social work and sociology departments. Focused towards a career in education, Katie enjoys learning on the up-to-the-minute resources Rosetti Hall provides. “In every school the technology keeps getting better, so I think it’s important future teachers know how to use it before they go into a classroom.”

Carla Sofka, Ph.D.

Carla Sofka, Ph.D.

Professor of Social Work

You can hear the excitement in Carla Sofka’s voice when she speaks about Rosetti Hall and what it does for our students. Social work classes are now taught in the same building. “This is an investment in human service provision in our country.”

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Richard and Joan Rosetti

Lead Donors

Richard and Joan Rosetti made the lead gift toward Rosetti Hall, Siena’s first new academic building in 10 years. “We live in the community and thought this was a good thing to do for Siena and the community.”

Naming Opportunities

Ground Floor
Main Lobby ($150,000)
Team Learning Computer Lab ($100,000)
Computer Media Lab ($50,000)
Classroom ($50,000) (Reserved)
Video Production Studio ($25,000)
Video Editing Suite ($25,000)
Entry Study Area within Main Lobby (Paul ’90 and Jill Vitti)
Study Area within Main Lobby (Class of 2012 Senior Gift)
Building Administration Office ($10,000)
Academic Tech Office ($10,000)
First Floor
Education Learning Commons ($50,000)
Alexandra Falvey ’12 Classroom (Alexandra Falvey ’12)
Classroom ($50,000)
Small Seminar Conference Room (Rosemary Schiavo Chersi ’83)
Seminar Conference Room ($25,000)
Center for Urban Education ($25,000)
Education Department Meeting Room (D. Joseph Corr ’71 and Cherie Pash-Corr)
Open Study Area ($10,000)
Faculty Offices ($10,000 each/Five available)
Administrative Offices ($10,000 each/Two available)
Education Office of the Visiting Scholar ($10,000)
Adjunct Faculty Offices ($5,000 each/One available) (One Reserved)
Second Floor
Kellie M. Duggan ’10 Learning Commons (John and Diane Nealon)
Sociology Learning Commons ($50,000)
Seminar Conference Room ($25,000)
Social Work Meeting Room (Dr. Edward LaRow ’59 and Family in honor of Nancy LaRow)
Sociology Meeting Room ($15,000)
Faculty Offices ($10,000 each/10 available)
Administrative Office ($10,000)
Open Study Area ($10,000)
Sociology Student Project Room (Peter ’89 and Susan Iwanowicz ’91)
Adjunct Faculty Offices ($5,000 each/Five available)



Rosetti Hall

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to $2.5 mil. goal

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