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Housing Designations

All residential communities at Hampshire have designations regarding quietness of their space and gender identity of the residents; apartments also have a designation for cleanliness. Additionally, many students choose to live in residential communities based on social identities or common living and learning goals. For the residence halls, these designations are set institutionally, and are unlikely to vary from year to year. Designations for the mods are set by the inhabitants, and 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. A hallway in Dakin or Merrill House may carry a designation of "quiet," with the same expectations as a "very quiet" mod. If a hallway does not list a specific noise designation 24-hour courtesy hours apply. Mods may carry the following designations for the 2018-2019 academic year, and will be moving to the same designations as the residence halls beginning Fall 2109.

  • Very quiet: Residents of very quiet mods may have brief, hushed conversations in the halls, but most socializing happens out of the mod. 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 mods might have passing conversations in the halls in a lowered voice, but most socializing happens in the common area 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 mods 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.

Gender

Hampshire College housing has four 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.
  • Non-binary: For students who identify outside a gender binary 

The bathrooms on all-gender halls and in all-gender mods are open to students of all genders. The residents of non-binary, 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 residence halls get a assist from the facilities and grounds staff, while mod residents are solely responsible for cleaning and trash/recycling disposal. Mod residents 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 hall 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 (2018-19)

Merrill
Dakin
Greenwich
Enfield
Prescott

Merrill

A1 Short (A101-A106): TBA

A1 Long (A107-A116): All-Gender

A2 Short (A201-A207): All-Gender

A2 Long (A208-A218): All-Gender

A3 Short (A301-A307): All-Gender

A3 Long (A308-A318): All-Gender

A4 Short (A401-A407): All-Gender, Quiet

A4 Long (A408-A418): All-Gender, Quiet, 

B Basement (B004-B008): Continuing and Transfer Students, All-Gender, Quiet

B1 Short (B101-B106): Continuing and Transfer Students, All-Gender, Quiet

B1 Long (B107-B115): Transfer Students, All-Gender, Quiet, No Emotional Support Animals

B2 Short (B212-B218): Transfer Students, Non-Binary, Quiet, No ESAs

B2 Long (B201-B211): Transfer Students, All-Gender, No ESAs

B3 Short (B312-B318): First Year Students, All-Gender, No ESAs

B3 Long (B301-B311): Transfer and non-trad First Year Students, All-Gender

B4 Short (B412-B418): First Year Students, Non-Binary, No ESAs

B4 Long (B401-B411): First Year Students, All-Gender, Queer Friendly, No fur ESAs

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, Substance-Free

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

C2 Short (C201-C207): All-Gender,  Substance-Free

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

C3 Short (C301-C307): First Year Students, All-Gender, Quiet, Substance-Free

C3 Long (C308-C318): First Year Students, Women, Substance-Free

C4 Short (C401-C407): First Year Students, All-Gender, Quiet, Substance-Free

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

Dakin

D1 (D102-D111): First Year Students, Men 

D2 (D202-D212): First Year Students, All-Gender, Queer Friendly

D3 (D302-D312): First Year Students, All-Gender, Students of Color

D4 (D402-D412): First Year Students, Women of Color

E1 (E102-E112): First Year Students, All-Gender

E2 (E202-E212): First Year Students, All-Gender

E3 (E302-E312): First Year Students, All-Gender, No Emotional Support Animals 

E4 (E402-E412): First Year Students, All-Gender, Quiet, No ESAs

F1 (F102-F111): First Year Students, All-Gender, Quiet, No cat/dog ESAs

F2 (F202-F212): First Year Students, All-Gender, Bodies, Brains, and Culture Living Learning Community

F3 (F302-F312): First Year Students, All-Gender, FARM! the edible Living Learning Community

F4 (F402-F412): First Year Students, All-Gender, Vision and Practices for Creating Change Living Learning Community

G1 (G102-G112): First Year Students, All-Gender, No ESAs

G2 (G202-G212): First Year Students, All-Gender, No ESAs

G3 (G302-G312): First Year Students, All-Gender

G4 (G402-G412): First Year Students, Women, Quiet, No ESAs

H1 (H102-H112): First Year Students, All-Gender, Substance Free, Admissions Tour Hall

H2 (H202-H212): First Year Students, All-Gender, Theme: Gamers, No ESAs

H3 (H302-H312): First Year Students; All-Gender, Community Engagement for Social Change Living Learning Community 

J Basement (J010-012): First Year Students; Men, Quiet, Substance-Free

J1 (J102-J112): First Year Students; All-Gender, No ESAs

J2 (J202-J212): First Year Students, All-Gender

J3 (J302-J312): First Year Students, All-Gender

K1 (K102-K112): First Year Students, All-Gender, Quiet, Substance Free, No ESAs

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

K3 (K302-K312): First Year Students, All-Gender, Quiet, Substance FreeWellness Living Learning Community

Greenwich

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

2: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean, Intentional Housing Community: UFO and Cryptozoology Enthusiasts 

3: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

4: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

5: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean, Intentional Housing Community: All the Plants and All the Birds

6: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean, Queer!

7: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean, Video and Audio Arts Collective

8: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

9: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

10: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean, No Nuts

11: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, No Emotional Support Animals with fur

12: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

13: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean, Intentional Housing Community: Soccer Mod

14: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, SOURCE

15: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

16: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

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

19: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

20: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, No Cats 

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

22: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

23: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

24: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean, Substance FreeWheelchair Accessible

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

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

27: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

28: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

29: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean, ESA Friendly

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

31: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean, Intentional Housing Community: Media Studies

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

33: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean, 

34: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

35: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean, Identity-Based Community: Trans/Non-Binary Stability

36: Female Identified, Semi-Quiet, Clean, ESA Friendly

37: Femme Designated, Quiet, Clean, Intentional Housing Community: Femme Art Mod

38: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean, Identity-Based Community: TNBPOC

40: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean, ESA Friendly
 

Enfield

41: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

42: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

43: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

44: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

45: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

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

47: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean, Intentional Housing Community: Ultimate Frisbee

48: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

50: Female Identified, Quiet, Very Clean

51: Womyn, Semi-Quiet, Clean, Women of Color

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

53: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean, ESA Friendly 

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

55: All Female, Semi-Quiet, Clean, Intentional Housing Community: Upcycling Mod

56: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, ESA Friendly, Intentional Housing Community: STEM Mod

57: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean, No ESAs, Halal

58: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean, Mathematical Art

59: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

61: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, No dog/cat ESAs, Substance-FreeWheelchair Accessible

62: Women and Gender Minorities, Quiet, Clean, Wheelchair Accessible, Allergen Reduced: non-smoking, no fur ESAs, no tree nuts

63: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

64: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean, Intentional Housing Community: Mindfulness Mod

65: Gender Neutral, Semi-Quiet, Clean, Substance Free

66: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

67: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, ESA friendly - cats only

68: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

69: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean, No rodent ESAs

70: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

71: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

Prescott

72: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, Wheelchair Accessible

73: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

74: Female Identified, Very Quiet, Very Clean

75: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

76: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

77: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, Students of Color

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

79: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

80: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

81: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

83: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

84: Femme Bodied, Semi-Quiet, Clean, No cat ESAs

85: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, Non-Smoking

86: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

87: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

88: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, No ESAs

89: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, ESA Friendly

90: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Very Clean, ESA Friendly

91: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, ESA Friendly

92: Women, Quiet, Clean, Wheelchair Accessible

93: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, ESA Friendly

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

95: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

96: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

97: Female/Non-Binary, Quiet, Clean, Gluten Free, Allergen Reduced, Circus Folk

98: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean, ESA Friendly

99: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

100: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

101: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

102: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean, ESA Friendly 

103: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

104: Temporary Housing/Swing Space 
NOTE: 104 is considered a "suite." It has a small common area and private bath, but no kitchen. 

105: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean, No ESAs 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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