Living on Campus
Residential life is defined not only by what occurs within the residence hall, but by all experiences outside the classroom. The concept of residential life describes the intentional ways that all out-of-class experiences on a residential campus advance the idea of a useful education.
Dickinson’s residential communities promote individual responsibility and accountability. The development of a community within a diverse world requires that individuals respect and learn from one another. Members of the community come to know each other and are accountable to them, thereby creating safe and comfortable living environments supportive of the academic mission of the institution.
Residential living at Dickinson includes a multitude of living environments such as traditional residence halls, houses and apartments, themed areas and community-based housing, thereby creating diverse opportunities in which community can be experienced. Below are some examples of intentional communities at Dickinson: