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Kendrick is the co-ed residence hall for first- and second-year students. Together
with Dolliver and Crosby (see below), it forms the area known as the Tri-dorms, and
is situated in the heart of Lower Campus. Kendrick is close to the Dining Hall and Classroom Complex, and is a short walk to most other academic buildings, and evening study/hangout in the Livingston Hall Student Union. A bridged second floor entryway and light-filled, two-story atrium distinguish Kendrick
visually. Kendrick offers 20 double rooms and 16 singles as well as a kitchen and
lounge. It is staffed by one residence director and two peer advocates.
Dolliver is the first- and second-year residence hall for male students. It has two
lounges and a kitchen where students gather for in-house activities. Dolliver has
an outdoor patio area that is home to a small garden in the warm months. Like each
of the residences in the heart of campus, Dolliver is close to most things on Lower
Campus including the Dining Hall, Classroom Complex, other academic buildings, and evening hangout/study spots in
the Student Union. Dolliver has 23 double rooms, seven singles, and is staffed by two residence directors
and two peer advocates.
Crosby, the largest of the Tri-dorms, is the first- and second-year residence hall
for female students. It has three floors and features a spacious, open-plan lounge
and kitchen area that students use for activities. Crosby is the closest residence
to the Dining Hall and Student Union. It has 34 double rooms, 19 singles, two triples, and one quad. Crosby is staffed
by three residence directors and three peer advocates.
Hill House is one of the newer residence halls on campus built in the mid-2000s. It
is situated on the hill just beyond the Student Union near the center of campus. Hill House has a kitchen and several lounge areas that
are great as study nooks or hangout spaces. It is open to college sophomores, juniors,
and seniors, and it is also a shared residence for The Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock (there are separate designated keyed entrances and halls for college students). Hill
House has 28 double rooms and 26 singles, and it is staffed by four residence directors
and three proctors for the Academy.
Carriage House is situated in the peaceful woodland of Upper Campus and is open to
sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Built in 2009, it is one of the newer residence
halls on campus. It has a kitchen and lounge space, and has been known to host the
Carriage Cafe, an informal social gathering for Upper Campus. Carriage House has 21
double rooms, and is staffed by a residence director and two peer advocates.
Pibly House is located on Upper Campus in the hilltop meadow across from the Provost's residence and is open to juniors and
seniors. Pibly House was formerly the Simon’s Rock gymnasium until the Kilpatrick Athletic Center was opened in 1999. Subsequently Pibly was transformed into apartment-style suites,
which have two or three single rooms with a common lounge space. Pibly House is staffed
by one peer advocate.
The Mods are 11 apartment-style residences on campus that are open to sophomores,
juniors and seniors. These sought-after apartments are located on Lower Campus between
the Daniel Arts Center and the Kellogg Music Center. Each of the Mods has two single rooms, one double room, and a common lounge space
and kitchen. The Mods were extensively renovated and reopened in the Fall of 2017
with new amenities and a beautifully landscaped central courtyard.
In addition to the residence halls listed above, Simon’s Rock offers several other
housing options for students in their junior and senior years who desire a more independent
and private living arrangement. These "satellite" houses around campus vary from year
to year depending on housing needs among students and faculty, but generally include
the following list: Checker Chance, Orchard Houses, Lake Mansfield Houses, and Pebble
Inclusion in Housing
First-year students are assigned housing and paired with roommates based on their
gender identity. We have residence halls with many different gender configurations
and work with students to find the best fit.
Learn more about initiatives for Equity and Inclusion
There are many ways to enjoy your downtime on campus—inside or outside the classroom
or residence hall. Discover the most rewarding and enjoyable options for your active,
well-rounded self to get moving and get involved.