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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dormitories and themed houses are the best way to go in terms of housing. Some dorms have been recently renovated while others aren't great, so it's a little inconsistent. The social atmosphere varies, but learning communities really amplify the first year experience when taken advantage of.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I guess it could be worse but it's pretty terrible. The lottery is an awful system and most dorms are really old and tiny.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's hit or miss for many dormitories.

Freshman may be lucky to live in Adams, Drayer, or DaWi.

Others may be unlucky and live in Atwater, Baird, or Armstrong.

Housing defiantly improves as the years go on. The choices get better and the quality of dormitories gets better too.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I liked my dorm, very spacey

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Pretty good than what I have seen in other campuses.

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On-campus housing at Dickinson varies greatly. Baird-McClintock and Davidson-Wilson are the most recently renovated dorms for freshmen and the most popular for underclassmen. For sophomores, housing currently leaves a lot to be desired, with small quads in Witwer, Malcolm, and Morgan being the most sought-after option during room draw. Juniors and seniors, however, have a lot of options, and those who receive good numbers in the room-draw lottery end up with nice, new rooms.

Since Dickinson offers such nice apartments, townhouses, and suites for seniors, many chose to live on campus their senior year. Some students opt to reside in special-interest housing, which is available for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. These houses include the international, arts, dance, music, classics, Russian, ROTC, Greek life, and volunteer houses, as well as UMOJA (unity house) and the Treehouse (house for sustainable living). Each specialty residence has its own set of rules or guidelines that must be followed to become a resident, and all are equipped with the same amenities available in the dorms

 

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,038
Average Housing Costs
$5,966
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
92%
Number of Dormitories
16
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Dorms
  • Baird-McClintock Hall (freshmen)
  • Davidson-Wilson Hall (freshmen)
  • Goodyear Hall (seniors)
  • Townhouses (juniors)
Worst Dorms
  • Drayer Hall (freshmen)
  • Kisner-Woodward Hall
  • Malcolm Hall (sophomores)
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Bookshelf
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet jack
  • Phone jack
Also Available
For upperclassmen—housing for special interests; healthy living, foreign languages, international students, Greek life, ROTC, multicultural affairs, volunteering, the arts, and the environment.
Available for Rent
MicroFridge, carpeting
Did You Know?
  • Freshmen can select one of three housing options for their incoming semester. They may choose to live in a "Learning Community," where students are required to attend lectures and other events aligned with their First-Year Seminar, "Substance-Free Housing," where students are required to sign a contract to remain substance-free, or the regular dorms, where nothing extra is required.
  • Goodyear Hall, the dorm with the loft and studio apartments for seniors, is named so because it is located in a renovated Goodyear tire factory.
  • Morgan Hall was renovated from 2001-2002 to serve as a temporary residence for the Washington Redskins football team, who previously used Dickinson's facilities for their summer training camp. The Redskins have since moved their summer camp elsewhere, but Morgan remains one of the nicest dorms on campus; it's the most sought-after at freshman room-draw, and it is often filled up very early in the room-draw process.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Adams Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 173
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Large basement lounge with a big-screen TV, kitchen, piano, and ping-pong table.
Drayer Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 175
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Any outdoor concerts and festivals are normally centered around the back porch of Drayer.
Kisner-Woodward Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 92
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: The building is divided into two towers and is known for its quiet study atmosphere.
Lower Quads (Atwater, Wilson, Davidson, Armstrong)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 183
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, upperclassman apartments and/or quads on the first floors
Special Features: Rooms are "S-shaped" instead of conventional square doubles. Davidson-Wilson was recently renovated to combine two dorms through second and third floor lounges.
Malcolm Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 80
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Quads
Special Features: Suites are composed of two doubles and a common room.
McKenney Suites
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 100
Bathrooms: Each suite has one bathroom with two stalls, two showers and two sinks
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Eight-person suites
Special Features: Suites made up of four doubles, a common room, and a bathroom. Those on the second floor have high, peaked ceilings.
Morgan Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 159
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: All triples and double suites contain suite-style bathrooms.
Upper Quads (Baird-McClintock, Cooper, Buchanan, Conway, Longsdorff)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 170
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, upperclassman apartments and/or quads on the first floors
Special Features: Rooms are "S-shaped" instead of conventional square doubles. Baird-McClintock was recently renovated to combine two dorms through second and third floor lounges.
Witwer Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 78
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Quads
Special Features: Suites are composed of two doubles and a common room.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Goodyear Hall
Floors: Varies
Number of Units: 118
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Loft and studio apartments that vary from two to five people with an assortment of single and double rooms
Special Features: Each apartment has a private bathroom and its own kitchen. Has an industrial feel and contains student art studios.
The Townhouses
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 64
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two singles and three doubles in each unit
Special Features: Home to eight people, each townhouse contains a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a living room.

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  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
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