"Living in a dorm is even better than I imagined it would be. Being in my dorm last year was a blast! It was mostly first-years, so we all bonded as a little community and really supported one another." —Devin Boaker, student
Sarah Lawrence College has quite possibly one of the most interesting arrangements for housing of any college campus. Former private houses, sprawling real-life apartment buildings with actual tenants, cooperative houses, traditional suite-style dormitories, contemporary community-focused dorms and even a converted section of the President's house offer students a living situation comparable to their educational experience: unique, to say the least.
Ninety percent of undergraduate students live on campus in co-ed or single-sex residence halls, small apartments or town houses. Every room has access to the College’s computer network via wireless Ethernet and/or a wired connection.First-Years live in either double or triple rooms. Resident Advisors (RAs) assist and counsel new students and help in the management of their living units.
Some residential areas have special designations geared toward the collective interests of students who reside in those areas, such as quiet housing. The campus has three theme houses: Schmidt House is an Arts co-operative, Brebner is a Multicultural House and Perkins is the Good Life co-op. In all residences, programming and events are coordinated by RAs throughout the year.
Housing on the Sarah Lawrence campus falls into different categories: Cooperative Living Areas and Traditional Residence Halls. Cooperative Living Areas consist of several bedrooms, a kitchen/kitchenette, and, in some cases, a small common area. The Cooperative Living Areas are Andrews Court, Andrews House, Brebner, Curtis, Hill House, Kober, Lynd, Mansell, Morris, Perkins, Rothschild, Schmidt, Slonim Woods, Tweed and Warren. Traditional Residence Halls have either suite style bathrooms (Dudley Lawrence, Gilbert, MacCracken and Titsworth) or common bathrooms (Garrison, Taylor and Westlands).
For a closer view of residence life at Sarah Lawrence, take an inside look.