Living at Connecticut College

Approximately 98 percent of Connecticut College students live on campus, and many social activities and other events revolve around the residence halls, known here as "houses." The houses are spaced throughout the oval-shaped campus.

Each house has its own personality, and some even have themes, but there are no fraternities or sororities at Conn. You'll work with your housemates to plan events, trips, discussions, movie screenings and more. 

The basics

  • First-year students usually live in doubles, triples or quads.
  • Sophomores, juniors and seniors typically live in doubles or singles.
  • Your room will come with an extra-long twin bed, dresser, closet space, desk, chair, and wired and wireless internet connections.
  • Landline room phones are an option if you want one. Contact the IT Service Desk or email phone@conncoll.edu.
  • All residential houses are mixed gender, although some specific floors are single gender. All residential bathrooms are gender-inclusive.
  • Your Camel Card gets you into your house; you’ll also have a key for your room.

Room and roommate assignments

If you are a new student entering in the fall, you will receive your room assignment and roommate information by email in late July. (Be sure to keep us apprised of your correct email address!)

When you enroll, you'll receive an online Enrollment Guide with a link to an online Student Housing Form. The form asks you about your likes and dislikes, personal habits, study habits, and so on to help us match you with your roommate(s). First-year students will be assigned to doubles, triples or quads.  

New Student Arrival Day

Your housing assignment will determine which entrance you should use on arrival day and most roads on campus will be one-way and some parking areas will be used for drop-off only.  Please refer to this map for move in day traffic: New Student Arrival Move In Map - All Areas.  Campus Safety officers and students leaders will be at various spots on campus to direct drivers.  Student leaders will be stationed near each residence house to assist you in the move in process.  We encourage you to print out your arrival-day email, New Student Arrival Move In Map - All Areas, and a dashboard sign (Car Sign - Area 1, Car Sign - Area 2, Car Sign - Area 3) and bring them with you on Arrival Day for your reference.