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Residential Life

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. 
  • Most first-year students room together and live in residence halls with upperclass 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 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, 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 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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