The First-Year Housing Booklet contains almost everything you need to know about housing choices and residential life for your first year on the Hill at Hamilton. We believe that where and how you live can make a big difference in how successful your total education experience will be in the years to come.
There are twenty three residences on campus located within a short distance of each other. We have nine accessible halls for students with disabilities, three of which are fully accessible. We have many doubles, triples and quads available for first-year students. First year students do not live in singles; singles are chosen by upperclass students during the spring room selection process.
As a new student at Hamilton, you have your choice of coed areas (a gender mix by room) or single-sex areas by hallway. You can also choose to live in smoke-free, substance-free (no alcohol and no smoking) or quiet designated areas on campus. All residence hall public spaces (lounges, bathrooms, hallways, and entryways) are smoke-free.
All first-year students room together and live in residence halls with upperclass students; we do not have a building only for new students or a single sex building. Triples and quads at Hamilton are usually two-room areas. That means that you can use one room as a "living room" and the other as a bedroom, depending on what you and your roommates prefer. The majority of doubles are one room areas. Windows come with either shades or blinds. Carpeting and types of flooring in the rooms can be checked in the individual hall descriptions in the housing booklet.
We provide each student with a bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, mirror, a small closet/wardrobe. Please note: we are in the process gradually replacing our residence hall furniture; some rooms may have upgraded furniture and other rooms may not. This furniture replacement is an on-going project and will continue over the next few years. Each room has telephone, cable and network jacks.