New Student Housing
Welcome to Residential Life at Wheaton College! If you have any questions or concerns that these pages cannot answer, please e-mail us or call 508-286-8214.
Housing Assignments for incoming students will be sent in mid-July.
Your Room Assignments and Roommate(s)
In early May (January for mid-year enrollment) you will receive a New Student Information packet. In that packet you will find information on how to complete the online New Student Housing Survey. We do our best to assign rooms and match roommate(s) that are as close to your preferences as possible. We offer double, triple, and quad options.
Requesting Roommates: If you have a friend from home, meet someone online, or meet someone at June CORE (Wheaton's orientation propram), there is a place in Survey to request roommates. You can request one (double), two (triple), or three (quad). in any case ALL STUDENTS must indicate they want to live with each other for us to put you together. We hope to be able to honor all requests, but it is not guaranteed based on available rooms. In some cases you and your preferred roommate can be match together with other students in a triple or quad.
Do I need to find a roommate? No. Believe us when we tell you that roommates that request each other are just as likely to have a conflict than people who are matched through the Housing Survey. A good roommate relationship is about Communication and Compromise, not about matching questionnaire answers or someone's Facebook "Likes." Knowing that, we suggest you start a discussion over the summer with your roommate, not only about what you're bringing, but also how you feel about overnight guests, borrowing each others things, "partying" in the room, etc. You should plan to continue this discussion when you arrive on campus and throughout the year.
First Year Student Residence Halls:
- Chapin is located on "upper-campus" this hall is predominantly first year students.
- Clark is a part of the "YMC" quad with Young and McIntire. It is co-ed and will house all classes.
- Kilham is an all-female building and will house all classes. It is located on "upper-campus."
- McIntire is a part of the "YMC" quad with Young and Clark. It will house all classes.
- Meadows (East, North, and West) is a three building complex on "lower-campus." The East and West towers are co-ed.
- Young is an all-Wellness building in the "YMC" Quad with McIntire and Clark.
Move-In and CORE Information:
Please follow this link for information about Move-In and CORE August (our orientation program): http://wheatoncollege.edu/sail/core/orientation/
**Know that because limitations on our staff and final preparations to the residence halls, we cannot accept early arrivals prior to August 25th unless you are participating in a Pre-Orientation program or preseason Athletics.