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Prescott House

Prescott House is one of Hampshire's three "mod"-style residences. Mods are one- and two-story apartments that usually house students in their second, third, and fourth years.

Each mod has 4 to 10 residents, all in single rooms. Prescott House, one of the smaller living areas, currently has 239 residents.

Prescott interior

Prescott mod



Prescott Basics
Every mod contains a common living/dining room, a kitchen, and one to two bathrooms. Many mods contain a bedroom called a “cathedral” room. Cathedral rooms have tall ceilings that create a more spacious feel. The other unique room style offered in some Prescott mods is the “loft” room. Loft rooms are divided into upstairs and downstairs areas, allowing a student to separate their space into a bedroom and a study area. There are laundry facilities centrally located near the house office. There are several Intentional Housing Communities located in Prescott.

Prescott also has one “suite"-style living area. The suite houses six residents, and has one of the largest doubles on campus. Residents of the suite must be on a full meal plan because, unlike the other mods, it has a refrigerator but no kitchen facilities.

Prescott House Office
The Prescott House office is a hub of activity in Prescott. The house office is staffed by a house director, who has principal responsibility for the overall functioning of the living area as well as resident student staff, known as interns.

The Prescott House office also makes available a variety of items to improve the quality of campus living, including some cleaning supplies, vacuums, games, hand carts, trash bags, toilet paper, etc. Check with the house office for availability and procedures. 

The House Director
The house director and operations assistant are available to answer questions, give advice, and help with whatever issues might arise. View list of all house staff >>


Contact Us

Prescott House
Mail Code PH
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

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