Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College

Campus Life

Housing & Dining

Let's face it. Eating and sleeping are two of life's biggest joys. So where you live and what you eat are a big part of college life. Relax. A great mix of folks live and learn together here in residential spaces that are as interesting as you are. And the food? There is plenty from which to choose at two student dining halls, a cafe, pub, student-run coffee house and local restaurants.

Most of Wheaton's 1,550 students live on campus. Off campus housing can also be arranged. Smoke-free residence halls bring together students from different class years. Typically, first-year students, sophomores and juniors share doubles, triples or quads; seniors choose between single rooms and doubles. There are even themed houses for students who share common interests and want to develop programming that serves the campus and local community.

Teams of trained peer leaders and counselors oversee the residence halls. Staff members ease the transition to college life and provide advice on everything from choosing a major to dealing with a noisy roommate. Live-in professionals provide additional resources for counseling and resolving issues that can arise in the residential environment.

So what's to eat? It depends on what you want. There are lots of healthy as well as decadent choices at the two main dining halls—Chase, where you can try the ice cream bar and all-you-can-eat everything; and Emerson, where you likely will wander around in circles because there are so many choices. And you can feel good about what you eat in either place because of our sustainability efforts, which include such things as buying local produce, using fair trade coffee and sending leftover scraps to a local pig farm. Or head off campus for pizza, Chinese food or the legendary buffalo wings at Wendell's, just steps away.

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