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Prescott House

Prescott House is one of Hampshire's apartment-style residences, referred to as "mods." Prescott mods are one- and two-story apartments that usually house students in their second, third, and fourth years.

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Prescott Basics

PrescottEach mod has 4 to 10 residents, all in single rooms. Every mod contains a common living/dining room, a kitchen, and one to two bathrooms. Many mods contain a bedroom called a "cathedral" room. Cathedral rooms have tall ceilings that create a more spacious feel. Some Prescott mods also have three or four rooms with a loft creating a small "upstairs" space. There are laundry facilities centrally located in the basement of the "mods 77-80 & 103" tower. There are several Intentional Housing Communities located in Prescott.

Prescott has one "suite"-style living area. The suite houses six residents, and has one of the largest doubles on campus. Residents of the suite must be on a full meal plan because, unlike the other mods, it has a refrigerator and small common area but no kitchen facilities.

Prescott Area Office

Prescott interiorThe Prescott 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), and a small gathering place for residents.

The Area Coordinator

The area coordinator 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 Prescott area office and residents are welcome to make appointments. The area coordinator supervises the Prescott resident advisors, who are student staff members. They are available to support residents, reinforce community norms, and plan activities to enrich residence life.

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Prescott mod The average single in Prescott is about 80 square feet, and comes with a dresser, clothes-hanging rod, bed, desk, desk chair, bookshelf, recycling bin, and a small waste basket. There are no double rooms in Prescott, except in suite 104 which has the largest double room on campus.

Common Areas

Each mod has a common kitchen and living/dining room to be shared by all residents. There are also shared bathrooms (at least one for every five residents). Please note the College does not provide common area furniture or regular cleaning services in the mods.

Room Numbering

Example: PRS 072A
PRS = Prescott
072 = Mod
A = Room


Every Prescott resident receives two keys: one to the resident's bedroom, and one that unlocks the entry doors of the mod. Some Prescott mods are equipped with OneCard access.


While most students bring cell phones with them, most rooms do 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. Prescott 103, 104, and 105 do not have landline hook-ups.

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Prescott House
Mail Code PH
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002