Residence Halls

student in windowAll of the residence halls at Whitman College have rooms with a phone, free voice mail, free internet access, and furniture (including a bed, desk, and dresser, but varying slightly by hall). The residence halls all have a TV lounge, shared refrigerators, a bike storage room (usually in the basement), and a free laundry room.

All residence halls have sprinkler systems for fire safety. Smoking is not allowed in any of the residence halls or interest houses.

Housing options for first-year students: Housing options for upper-class students:
Anderson Hall  College House
Jewett Hall  Douglas Hall 
Lyman House* Marcus House 
North Hall* Tamarac House
Prentiss Hall* Interest House Community

*Lyman, North and Prentiss are mixed class halls with spaces for both first-year and upper class students.

RAs, RDs and office staff

RDs and office staff

Residence hall custodians

High Level of Student Satisfaction: Students at Whitman are very satisfied with their experiences living on campus.  In a 2008 survey of students…

  • 95% felt that living on campus was beneficial during their transition to college
  • 96% felt that living on campus contributed positively to their educational experience at Whitman
  • 92% said that overall they were satisfied with their residence life experience
  • 99% either agreed or strongly agreed with the statement "I feel secure living in campus housing."