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The Residences

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While some of Hampshire’s residential life program is decentralized, providing opportunities for each housing area’s unique character, we all abide by centralized policies and expectations outlined in our student handbook, Non Satis Non Scire.


Hampshire College has five residential areas.

The Dorms
Dakin and Merrill House, respectively, house 280 and 247 students in single and double rooms. Most first-year students live in one of these houses. Students living in the dorms are required to be on a full meal plan.

The Mods
Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott are one-, two-, and three-story apartment-style spaces we call mods. Each houses four to ten residents. Students living in the mods can manage their meal plan options via the Hub.

Housing Designations
All residential communities at Hampshire have designations regarding the cleanliness and quietness of their space. Additionally, many students choose to live in residential communities based on social identities, common living and learning goals, or specific medical needs.

Residence Staff
Each house is staffed by a live-in professional house director, who is supported by student residential staff called interns. House directors are responsible for overseeing the operations of each house and the well-being of the residents. Residents have the support of 24/7 on-call staffing that consists of a house director, a student life dean, and a mental health clinician. The on-call staff can be reached by calling campus police at 413.559.5424.

Housing Operations Office
The housing operations office (HOO) is staffed by the the assistant director of residence life, who is supported by three housing operations assistants. The HOO manages the day to day operations of residence life, including room assignments, keys, and repair requests. The HOO is centrally located in the Merrill Student Life Center.


Contact Us

Renee Freedman
Senior Associate Dean of Students for Residence Life
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax 413.559.5663

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