Housing Designations

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. 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 housing accommodations page for more information, and contact the office of accessibility resources and services (OARS) if you have specific questions.

Housing Designations by Residence (2016-17)

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): Women, 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): Men, Quiet, Substance-Free

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

C1 Short (C111-C116): All-Gender, 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): All-Gender, 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

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
Living Learning Community: FARM!

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): All-Gender, Quiet

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

F3 (F302-F312): All-Gender, Quiet

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
Special Interest: Global Denizens

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

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

H1 (H102-H112): Women, Quiet

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
Identity-Based Community: Queer Friendly

K1 (K102-K112): Women, Quiet

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

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

Greenwich

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

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

3: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

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

5: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Integrated Arts

6: Female-Identified, Quiet, Very Clean

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

8: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

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

10: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

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

12: Female-Identified, Quiet, Very Clean, Substance-Free

13: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

14: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

16: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

17: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

18: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

19: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Identity-Based Community: Marginalized Gender Identities

20: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

21: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

22: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Hampshire Basketball

23: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

24: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Wheelchair Accessible

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

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

27: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean, Substance-Free
Intentional Housing Community: Politics and Food

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

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

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

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

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

33: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Identity-Based Community: Circus Children

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

35: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Natural Living

36: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: STEM Mod

37: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Art Creation and Appreciation

38: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

40: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
 

Enfield

41: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

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

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

44: Female-Identified, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean

45: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

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

47: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

48: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

49: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

50: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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, Very Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Upcycling Mod

56: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

57: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

58: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

59: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

61: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Casually Clean, Substance-Free
Wheelchair Accessible

62: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Wheelchair Accessible

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

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

65: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

67: Female-Identified/Non-Binary, Semi-Quiet, Clean

68: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

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

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

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

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

78: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

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

85: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Identity-Based Community: Pan-Afrikan Diaspora

86: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

87: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

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

90: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

92: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

93: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

94: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

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

96: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

97: Female Identified, Quiet, Very Clean, Substance-Free

98: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

99: Female Identified, Quiet, Very Clean, Substance-Free

100: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

101: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

102: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

103: Female Identified, 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

Learn more about the unique identity-based housing at Hampshire.

Intentional Housing Communities

Learn more about these special interest housing communities.

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