What are the residence halls like?
First-year students are housed in one of two newly renovated co-ed residence halls. While their names are different, their accommodations are generally similar. The first-year residence hall floors are divided into sections of 12 to 20 students, each supervised by a Resident Adviser who is a trained, upper-division student capable of giving sympathetic and informed guidance to new students. The external doors are locked 24 hours a day and activated by your W&L identity card (You'll call it your "swipe.") All of the residence halls are well within walking distance to both campus and Main Street. About 20% of our rooms are singles, and students have a choice of co-ed or single-sex halls. Rooms with facilities for physically disabled students are available in both singles and doubles, and substance-free halls geared toward students who refrain from drinking alcohol are also an option.
Is there an internet connection?
All residence halls are equipped with wifi! No cords are necessary!
Is there air conditioning?
The legends are true! Both recently renovated first-year residence halls are air conditioned.
Are activities planned in the residence halls?
Residence life staff host regular hall gatherings, which might include celebrating a hallmate's birthday, getting ice cream downtown or ordering pizza on the hall. RAs are here to make you feel welcome and introduce students to each other as early in the year as possible. You should get to know your hallmates well in the first few weeks!