Residential Life

What's it like?


Connecticut College is a residential campus. Ninety-eight percent of students live on campus in 23 residence halls, known as houses, all within a five-minute walk of their classes.

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From the newly renovated "Plex" in North Campus to the classic granite buildings of central and south campus, each house has its own personality. Some look out over Tempel Green, so you can cheer the lacrosse and soccer teams from your window. A few have views of Long Island Sound. Several have special themes, such as Knowlton Language House, 360/Earth House, and Burdick, a "quiet" house.

There are no fraternities or sororities and no all-freshmen residence halls. First-year students live in doubles, triples and a few quads. Although it's not guaranteed, most upperclassmen have singles.

The Residential Education and Living staff will match you with a roommate using a questionnaire you'll fill out about your study habits, noise level, likes and dislikes.

A lot of your social life will revolve around your house. You and your fellow residents will set house rules together and plan events and social activities. Faculty members work closely with students to present informal talks, plan educational programs and host study breaks, all in the residence halls.

A big annual event is Camelympics, an Olympic-style competition in which you and your housemates battle other teams in everything from Scrabble to floor hockey.