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Residential Life

Residential Life
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Housing Guide for New Students and Parents

The Room

What You See When You Arrive

  • There are twenty seven residences on campus located within a short distance of each other.
  • We have ten 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.
  • All first-years live on floors with fellow first years and most are housed in residence halls that are entirely first-year residents. 

Coed or single-sex by hallways and gender neutral housing options

As a new student at Hamilton, you have your choice of coed or single-sex by hallways. You can also choose gender neutral housing by indicating the need or preference on your housing questionnaire. This means you would share a room with students regardless of their biological sex or gender expression.

Wellness Housing (no alcohol, smoking, or other substances)

You can also choose to live in wellness housing (non-smokers, no alcohol, or other substances). All residence halls are smoke-free. 


Triples and quads

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/flooring

Carpeting and types of flooring in the rooms can be checked in the individual hall descriptions.


What's in the room?

We provide each student with a bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, mirror, and a small closet/wardrobe. Please note: we are in the process of 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 cable and computer network jacks and the capability of having a telephone line on the College Telephone System. For more information please email telephone@hamilton.edu.

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