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Housing Designations

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All residential communities at Hampshire have designations regarding the cleanliness and quietness of their space, as well as the self-identified gender of the residents. Additionally, many students choose to live in residential communities based on social identities or common living and learning goals. For the dorms, these designations are set institutionally, and are unlikely to vary from year to year. With the exception of Permanent Identity-Based Mods, designations for the mods are set by the inhabitants, and so tend to change yearly.

Quietness

Members of the Hampshire community have the right to a quiet environment conducive to the ability to sleep, study, or socialize. All residences have 24-hour courtesy hours: No matter the hour of day or night, if you are asked by another resident to lower the noise level, you should make all reasonable effort to comply with the request. The use of amplified instruments and drums in the residences, indoor or outdoors, is prohibited. Campus-wide quiet hours begin at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

  • Very quiet: Residents of very quiet halls may have brief, hushed conversations in the halls, but most socializing happens off the hall. Music played within a room cannot be heard through the closed door or walls and is most likely listened to with headphones.
  • Quiet: Residents of quiet halls might have passing conversations in the halls in a lowered voice, but most socializing happens in the lounge or in rooms. Music played within a room cannot be heard in the hallway if the door is shut.
  • Semi-quiet: Residents of semi-quiet halls are likely to have long conversations in the hallways in a normal speaking voice. Music played within the room may be heard in the hallway even if the door is shut.

Self-Identified Gender

Hampshire College housing has three options in terms of gender designation.

  • Women: For students who identify as women regardless of legal sex.
  • Men: For students who identify as men regardless of legal sex.
  • All-gender: For any students no matter how they identify with regards to gender.

The bathrooms on all-gender halls and, in all-gender mods, are open to students of all genders. The residents of women's and men's halls and mods will decide among themselves if their bathrooms will be available for use by guests of other genders. 

Cleanliness

All students are responsible for the cleanliness of their living spaces. Students living in the mods choose the level of cleanliness they will maintain, and define exactly what that means to them in their mod contract. The choices are: very clean, clean, or casually clean.

Substance-Free Housing

Substance-free environments exist in all the housing areas, including several halls in Merrill and Dakin. A substance-free environment is a dorm floor or mod where all residents and their guests agree to keep their hall or mod free from substances at all times. Substances are defined to include alcohol, cigarettes, and other smoking materials as well as illicit drugs. While there is an expectation for the entire community to comply with all state, federal, and local regulations regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs, the substance-free housing option offers an additional measure of support for people who choose not to smoke, drink, or use other drugs. Students interested in this option must complete the Substance Free Housing contract.

Medical Accommodations

Students who are in need of special housing due to medical need will be accommodated. There are many residences that are wheelchair accessible (see below), as well as an allergen-reduced mod, and several residential spaces with designations regarding dietary restrictions. Please see the medical accommodations page for more information, and contact disabilities services if you have specific questions.

Housing Designations by Residence

Merrill
Dakin
Greenwich
Enfield
Prescott

Merrill

A1 Short (A101-A106): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

A1 Long (A107-A116): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

A2 Short (A201-A207): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet
Identity-Based Community: Students of Color

A2 Long (A208-A218): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

A3 Short (A301-A307): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

A3 Long (A308-A318): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

A4 Short (A401-A407): Men, Semi-Quiet

A4 Long (A408-A418): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet
Living Learning Community: Community Engagement for Social Change

B Basement (B004-B008): All-Gender, Very Quiet, Substance-Free

B1 Short (B101-B106): Women, Semi-Quiet

B1 Long (B107-B115): All-Gender, Quiet

B2 Short (B212-B218): All-Gender, Quiet

B2 Long (B201-B211): All-Gender, Quiet
Special Interest: Transfer Students

B3 Short (B312-B318): All-Gender, Quiet

B3 Long (B301-B311): All-Gender, Quiet
Living Learning Community: Environmental Justice and Sustainability

B4 Short (B412-B418): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

B4 Long (B401-B411): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

C Basement Short (C005-C007): All-Gender, Quiet, Substance-Free

C Basement Long (C001-C004): All-Gender, Quiet, Substance-Free

C1 Short (C111-C116): Women, Quiet, Substance-Free

C1 Long (C101-C110): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Substance-Free

C2 Short (C201-C207): Women, Quiet, Substance-Free

C2 Long (C208-C218): All-Gender, Quiet, Substance-Free

C3 Short (C301-C307): Women, Quiet, Substance-Free

C3 Long (C308-C318): All-Gender, Quiet, Substance-Free
Living Learning Community: Wellness

C4 Short (C401-C407): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Substance-Free

C4 Long (C408-C418): All-Gender, Quiet, Substance-Free

Dakin

D1 (D102-D111): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet
Special Interest: Musicians

D2 (D202-D212): All-Gender, Quiet

D3 (D302-D312): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet
Identity-Based Community: Queer Friendly

D4 (D402-D412): Women, Quiet, Substance-Free

E1 (E102-E112): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet
Special Interest: Global Denizens

E2 (E202-E212): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

E3 (E302-E312): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

E4 (E402-E412): All-Gender, Quiet, Substance-Free
Special Interest: Study Intensive

F1 (F102-F111): Women, Quiet

F2 (F202-F212): All-Gender, Quiet

F3 (F302-F312): All-Gender, Quiet
Living Learning Community: Social Justice

F4 (F402-F412): All-Gender, Quiet, Substance-Free

G1 (G102-G112): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet
Special Interest: Video Game Enthusiasts

G2 (G202-G212): All-Gender, Quiet

G3 (G302-G312): All-Gender, Quiet

G4 (G402-G412): All-Gender, Quiet
Living Learning Community: Body, Brain and Culture

H1 (H102-H112): All-Gender, Quiet, Substance-Free

H2 (H202-H212): All-Gender, Quiet

H3 (H302-H312): All-Gender, Very Quiet

J Basement (J010-012): Men, Quiet, Substance-Free

J1 (J102-J112): All-Gender, Quiet

J2 (J202-J212): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet
Living Learning Community: Looking/Reading/Writing

J3 (J302-J312): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Substance-Free

K1 (K102-K112): Women, Quiet

K2 (K202-K212): All-Gender, Quiet, Substance-Free

K3 (K302-K312): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Substance-Free

Greenwich

1: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

2: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

3: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

4: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean, Substance-Free

5: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

6: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

7: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Mindfulness

8: Female-Identified, Quiet, Clean, Substance-Free

9: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Middle Eastern Immersion

10: All-Gender, Very-Quiet, Very Clean

11: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean, Substance-Free

12: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

13: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Casually Clean

14: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

15: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

16: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

17: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Transition Mod I

18: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Transition Mod II

19: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Movement Mod

20: Female Identified, Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Upcycling Mod

21: All-Gender, Quiet, Casually Clean

22: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

23: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

24: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Wheelchair Accessible

25: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Identity-Based Community: LGBTQQIAP

26: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Identity-Based Community: Asian Heritage

27: Female Identified, Quiet, Clean, Substance-Free

28: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

29: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

30: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Casually Clean

31: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Music and Radio Production Mod

32: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

33: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

34: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean, Substance-Free

35: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Musician Mod

36: Women, Quiet, Very Clean
Intentional Housing Community: STEM Mod

37: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Outdoors Mod

38: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Casually Clean

40: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Spiritual Womyn Mod

Enfield

41: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

42: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Casually Clean

43: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean

44: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean

45: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

46: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Greenhouse Mod

47: Female Identified, Quiet, Casually Clean, Substance-Free

48: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean

49: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean

50: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Health Integration Mod

51: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

52: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Identity-Based Community: Students of Color Mod

53: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

54: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Identity-Based Communicty: Queer Mod

55: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

56: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

57: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

58: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean

59: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

60: Female Identified, Quiet, Clean
Identity-Based Community: Women of Color

61: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Casually Clean
Wheelchair Accessible

62: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Wheelchair Accessible

63: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Casually Clean

64: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

65: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

66: Female Identified, Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Women's Empowerment Mod

67: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean

68: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

69: All-Gender, Very Clean, Quiet
Allergen Reduced Mod

70: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

71: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

Prescott

72: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Wheelchair Accessible

73: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

74: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

75: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

76: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean

77: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

78: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

79: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

80: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

81: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean, Substance-Free

82: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Kosher Mod

83: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

84: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

85: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

86: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

87: Female Identified, Semi-Quiet, Clean

88: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

89: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

90: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

91: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, Substance-Free

92: Female Identified, Quiet, Clean

93: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

94: Female Identified, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean

95: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

96: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Casually Clean

97: Female Identified, Quiet, Very Clean

98: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

99: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

100: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

101: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

102: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

103: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

104: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean
NOTE: 104 is considered a "suite." It has a small common area and private bath, but no kitchen. Residents of suite 104 are required to be on a full meal plan.

105: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Wheelchair Accessible

Identity-Based Housing
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Learn more about the unique identity based housing at Hampshire!

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