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First Year Communities

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Judge Residence Hall

The majority of students in the entering class are assigned to double and triple rooms.  Some first years are assigned to single rooms or suites (four students).

All first year students participate in Dartmouth's First Year Residential Housing Program.  Approximately one third of the class live in all first year clusters, the River and the Choates, while the rest of the class live on first year floors in mixed class housing in Russell Sage, McLaughlin and East Wheelock Clusters.  Students also have the opportunity to live in Living Learning Communities.  The professional and student staff who live and work in these communities endeavor to foster a strong sense of community and class unity, and aid new students in their transition to college life.  The live in staff work in collaboration with educators and faculty to offer events and programs designed to meet the unique needs of first years students, and acclimate them to life at Dartmouth.

First year students are not eligible to request specific buildings on their housing application.  Housing and roommate assignments are made using the responses to lifestyle questions that are found on the housing application for the incoming class.  These questions have proven to be our best indicators for roommate compatibility, so it is crucial that students answer the questions realistically and honestly.  It is also important to note that assignments are made without regard to race, religion, color, age, sexual orientation, national orgin, disability, or veteran status.

Last Updated: 12/10/14