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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. With the exception of Permanent Identity Based Mods, designations for the mods are set by the inhabitants, and so tend to change yearly.


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.


All students are responsible for the cleanliness of their living space. 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 in addition to their Housing Preference Form.

Medical Accommodations

Students who are in need of special housing due to medical need will be accomodated. There are many residences that are wheelchair accessible (see below), as well as an alergen-reduced mod, and several residential spaces with designations regarding dietary restrictions. Please see the Medical Accommodations page for more information, and contact Joel Danksy in the Center for Academic Support and Advising if you have specific questions.

Housing Designations by Residence



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

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
Transfer Students

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

B3 Long (B301-B311): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

B4 Short (B412-B418): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet
Intentional Housing Community: Effective Studies Initiative

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

C Basement Short (C005-C007): Men, Quiet

C Basement Long (C001-C004): Men, Quiet

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

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

C2 Short (C201-C207): Women, Quiet

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

C3 Short (C301-C307): All-Gender, Quiet

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

E4 (E402-E412): All-Gender, Quiet
Study Intensive

F1 (F102-F111): All-Gender, Quiet

F2 (F202-F212): All-Gender, Quiet
Identity-Based Community: Queer Friendly

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

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

G1 (G102-G112): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

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

G3 (G302-G312): All-Gender, Quiet
Video Game Enthusiasts

G4 (G402-G412): All-Gender, Quiet

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

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

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

J Basement (J010-012): Women, Quiet

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

J2 (J202-J212): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

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

K1 (K102-K112): All-Gender, Semi-Quiet

K2 (K202-K212): Women, Sem-Quiet

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


1: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

2: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

3: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

4: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

5: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

6: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Transfer Mod

7: All-Gender, Quiet, Casually Clean

8: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

9: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Art Integration Mod

10: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

11: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

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, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

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

19: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

20: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Veggie Mod

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

27: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

28: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

29: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

30: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

31: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

32: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

33: All-Gender Quiet Clean
Substance-Free; Tibetan Monks Program

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

35: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

36: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

37: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

38: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

40: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean


41: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

42: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

43: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

44: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

45: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

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

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

48: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

49: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

50: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Clean

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

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

53: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

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

55: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

56: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

57: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

58: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

59: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

60: Women, Semi-Quiet, Casually Clean
Identity-Based Community: Women of Color

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

62: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Wheelchair Accessible; Substance-Free

63: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Clean

64: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

66: Women, Semi-Quiet, Clean
Intentional Housing Community: Women’s Empowerment Mod

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

68: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

69: All-Gender
Allergen Reduced

70: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Very Clean

71: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean


72: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean
Wheelchair Accessible

73: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

74: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

75: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

76: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

78: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

79: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

80: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

81: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

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

83: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

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

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

86: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

87: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

88: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

89: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

90: Men, Quiet, Clean
Identity-Based Community: Men of Color

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

92: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

93: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Clean

94: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

95: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

96: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

97: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

98: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

99: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

100: All-Gender, Quiet, Very Clean

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

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

103: All-Gender, Semi-Quiet, Clean

104: All-Gender, Quiet, Clean

105: All-Gender, Very Quiet, Clean
Wheelchair Accessible; Substance-Free


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