If you like to meet lots of people and thrive in a social environment, Dunham is the place for you. Dunham is the largest residence hall on campus and is conveniently located right in the middle of everything on the north side of campus. The first-floor main lounge, with couches, tables and cable TV, divides the first floor into equal halls for women and men. The second floor will be split by sex in the middle of the main hall. Floors are linoleum and hallways are carpeted. Approximate room dimensions: 2 room quad 12’ x 9’, 20’ x 8’ and double 12.5’ x 10’. A recreation room, kitchen and laundry room are available in the basement. Dunham houses 250 students.
Wertimer House is located near the Bristol Center, Skenandoa House and Wallace Johnson House. Wertimer has space for 42 incoming first years in 21 doubles. Since Wertimer houses only first years who are all coming to Hamilton together, the residents often form a close knit community. The first floor lounge is large with a pool table, flat screen TV and is usually buzzing with activity. Two upperclass Resident Advisors will also live in the building. Wertimer is wheelchair accessible.
Residential Engagement in Academic Life (REAL) is a unique housing option open to 60 members of the class of 2018. Students will live together on the 3rd and 4th floors of South residence hall and take one of their courses together with one of Hamilton’s best teachers. Your REAL professor is also your faculty advisor. Students have a chance to connect with faculty and one another around both intellectual and social activities. This has become a very popular housing option.
Quads and six-person living units define the style of this four-story structure capped by the distinctive “South Tower.” South Residence Hall primarily contains two-room quads, each with a bathroom, for first-year students. In each quad the bedroom opens into a large central study room with a (non-working) fireplace, natural hardwood floors, and wood paneling on the walls. The building also contains two spacious study lounges, a recreation lounge, a laundry room and kitchen facilities. South houses 126 students and is wheelchair accessible.
Both of these buildings were constructed simultaneously in 1968. They are located in a cluster near the Kirkland Glen and share similar architectural design. Experience has shown that such halls foster a close sense of community and the R.A., who lives adjacent to the lounge, usually acts as the focal point for bringing the two hallways together. The lounges are equipped with a kitchenette and comfortable furniture. Laundry facilities and a kitchenette are also located on the first floor. Major houses 68 students and Keehn houses 54 students. Both buildings are carpeted throughout and each room has cable, telephone & network jacks. Room dimensions are approximately 16’ x 10’ for first-year doubles. Major will be home to our wellness floor(s) depending on level of interest.
North is noted for its convenient location and strong sense of community. A stone building completed in 1842, North Residence Hall consists of four floors and a basement recreation area. Rooms in North consist of doubles and triples for new students. Men occupy the first and third floors; women live on the second and fourth. The basement includes a television room, a kitchenette, laundry facilities and a furnished lounge area. Floors in North are tile. North houses 91 students.
Warmly known as Wally J, Wallace Johnson is adjacent to the Wertimer House and Skenandoa House. Home to 20 students in a small house with centrally located lounge, Wally J tends to be a close-knit community.
These student residences are not available to first-year students but may be chosen for housing during your next three years at Hamilton. Skenandoa, Kirkland, Eells and Ferguson halls are handicapped accessible.