Greenwich House is one of Hampshire's apartment-style housing areas, generally referred to as "mods." Greenwich mods are two-story apartments that mostly house students in their second, third, and fourth years.
Every mod has four to seven residents, living in one double, and two to five single rooms. Every mod contains a common living/dining room, a kitchen, and one to two bathrooms. In Greenwich, each mod also has it's own small porch.
Eight pie-shaped mods are arranged in a circular form, or "donut." Each donut has a central common space that can be used for different activities.
For example, Donut 1's common space houses the Goodread library. Based on the honor system, the library contains books donated by faculty, staff and students throughout the years. The Centrum Gallery is also located in Donut 1 on the second floor, and can be reserved by students and staff for a variety of activities.
Donuts 2 and 3 have laundry facilities. Donut 4 has second floor space reserved for the Queer Community Alliance (QCA), and Donut 5 has its second floor reserved for activities related to the office of Spiritual Life.
Greenwich/Enfield Area Office
Greenwich House, one of the smaller of the living areas, has 214 residents and shares its area office with Enfield House, located in Enfield. The area office makes available a variety of items to improve the quality of campus living, including some cleaning supplies, vacuums, games, hand carts, trash bags, and toilet paper. It also houses the office of the area coordinator (see below), the senior resident advisor, and a small gathering place for residents.
The Area Coordinator
The area corrdinator is a live-in, professional staff member who is available to answer questions, give advice, and help with whatever issues might arise. The area coordinator has regular office hours in the Greenwich/Enfield (GE) area office and residents are welcome to make appointments. The area coordinator supervises the Greenwich and Enfield resident advisors, who are student staff members. They are available to support residents, reinforce community norms, and plan activities to enrich residence life.. View list of all house staff >>
The average single in Greenwich is about 80 square feet, and comes with a dresser, mirror, divided closet, bed, desk, desk chair, bookshelf, and a recycling bin. The single rooms in Greenwich are slightly angled, due to the curvature of the building.
The average double is around 140 square feet, not counting the space used by the built in closet and dresser, and is a rectangle. It comes with a double set of the furniture listed above.
Example: GRN 039A
GRN = Greenwich
039 = Mod
A = Room
Every Greenwich resident receives two keys--one to the resident's bedroom, and one that unlocks the entry door of the mod that is inside the donut. The door to the donut and the porch door of the mod are equipped with OneCard access.
While most students bring cell phones with them, each room does have a landline hook-up, and students are welcome to bring a landline phone. Those students wishing to make long distance calls need to have a calling card to do so. Room phones can receive long-distance calls. Each mod also has a landline phone that can be used for on-campus and local phone calls only. Mod phones cannot receive long distance calls.