Residential Life

We are excited that you have joined the Dalton State family and made the decision to live on campus! Every year, Mashburn Hall welcomes over 300 students to their “home away from home.” The on-campus experience is not meant to be just professors, textbooks, classes, homework, and exams. It’s an exploration of something new and a discovery of yourself and others. #WelcomeHome
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Living on Campus

Our residential living program is designed to help you get the most out of your college experience. For more information on the benefits of living on campus, click below.

Make Dalton State Your New Home

Are you new here and looking for information on how to apply to Mashburn Hall and make this your new home? Click below for more information.

Learning Outcomes

Live in a respectful, healthy, and inclusive environment where everyone is committed to creating a lively community.


Respect their environment and the individuals within it.
  • Participate in mindful dialogue
  • Advocate for others
  • Promote inclusivity
  • Commitment to community standards
Develop ownership of actions.
  • Take initiative to solve problems
  • Manage emotions appropriately
  • Participate in healthy discussions
  • Navigate complex relationships
Engage in service in our community.
  • Service minded
  • Show empathy for others
  • Collaborate to address needs
  • Contribute to the greater good
Create a vibrant community.
  • Engage in activities
  • Design opportunities for fun
  • Display Roadrunner pride
  • Empower others

A Student’s Perspective of Living on Campus

Watch these videos of our resident students and find out what they have to say about their on-campus living experience.

Shaneika’s Story

Tyler’s Story

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Emily’s Story

Meet the Staff

We’d like to introduce you to the team! Meet our friendly faculty and staff who will help you settle on the campus.

Tim Reilly

Director of Residential Life

Timothy W. Reilly is the Director of Residential Life and is responsible for the overall supervision of the Residential Life department. Originally from Long Island, NY, he earned a bachelor’s in Political Science from the Catholic University of America and a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Old Dominion University. His wife Emily and him have three young children, Samuel, Patrick, and Maren. After work, he can be regularly seen with his kids on the baseball diamond, tennis court, or in the hockey rink.

Email: [email protected]

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Casey I. Mashburn

Assistant Director of Residential Life

Originally from Dalton, Georgia, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Dalton State College and completed his Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. In his free time, he can be found watching TikToks or tending to his plants

Email: [email protected]

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William “Bill” Kilkenny

Operations Manager

Bill Kilkenny serves as our Operations Manager here in Residential Life. With over 30 years of construction experience, he ensures that the building is maintained to a high standard. Before joining the Roadrunner family he worked within Housing Facilities and Maintenance teams at both Emory and Georgia State University. Similar to Tim he grew up on Long Island (different generations) before moving his family to North Carolina and finally here to Georgia. He and his wife Kathy have two boys Nigel and Liam.

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Kara E. Turner

Office Manager

Kara E. Turner serves as the Office Manager here in Mashburn hall and has been a resident since August 2018. Originally from Cartersville, she was active in Etowah Valley 4-H specializing in equestrian sports. At Dalton State she has been studying Repertory Therapy and will obtain her degree in May 2023.

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