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Mission and Vision

The mission of the Office of Residential Life is to create positive and inclusive living communities, balanced in challenge and support, and reflective of the College’s Honor System. We provide a variety of living options for students to help them succeed academically and connect socially. It is our hope that you will find a place to call home while living on campus.

Policy of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with the College’s policy of non-discrimination, housing assignments are made without regard to all categories protected under the law. This includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, disability or other factors irrelevant to participation in College programs. Housing and roommate preferences may be honored so long as they do not result in discrimination under Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Housing Accommodations

The College will provide accessible housing to students with disabilities upon receipt of a request for accommodations. The Office of Disability Services will work with students who have special needs when completing housing assignments. This includes emotional support animals.

Gender Neutral Housing

The Office of Residential Life is committed to meeting the needs of all students in a nurturing community that values diversity and promotes the dignity of all people.  To that end, those with housing needs based on gender identity will be accommodated within reason assuming timely receipt of their information and while recognizing the ongoing challenges of operating mid-century residence halls.  You can view the full gender neutral policy here.

Get in touch!

Please feel free to e-mail us with general questions or concerns about housing. Your message will be routed to the appropriate staff member.

Other important contacts:
-Questions about parking should be directed to Tim Young, Director of Campus Safety. The Campus Safety Office administers parking policies and petitions.
-Questions about mail should be directed to Kelly Kribs, Mail Center Coordinator. Student mail is delivered to a centralized location in the Hicks Student Center, not to individual residence halls.
-Questions about storage lockers should be directed to Louise Tennant-Filkins, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students. Lockers are located in the basement of DeWaters Hall.
-Questions about housing accommodations (including emotional support animals) should be directed to Dana Jansma, Senior Associate Dean of Students and the College’s Section 504 Coordinator.

Upcoming Events

Summer Break: June 8-September 11

First-Year Student move-in and Orientation begins: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST) Check in at your residence hall *note: fall athletes, International students, and LandSea participants have separate check-in dates per their programs

Transfer student move-in and Orientation begins: Friday, September 9, 2022 (8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EST) Check in at the Student Development Office, Hicks Student Center

Returning Upper-Class student move-in: Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11, 2022 (9 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST) Check in at your residence hall

*Check out the important dates page for more information pertaining to the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.


What to Pack: A Guide for New Students

Consult with your roommate about potential shared items (e.g. fridge, microwave) to save time and money! Bedding/pillows/mattress pad (all beds are twin XL; linens are not available through the College)TowelsToiletriesCleaning supplies (students with shared bathrooms are responsible for cleaning their own)Appliances (view the list of prohibited items under Residential Life policies)Shower tote (most first-year students…

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