Information for On-Campus Residents
The Office of Residence Life is committed to creating an engaging, safe, and fun on-campus housing experience for our residents. There are many resources available to help you be a successful resident student. On this page, you can learn about living with a roommate, packing tips, the Wheelock College Student Handbook, and more!
Specific Floors/Residence Halls
While most of our Residence Halls provide housing for all residents, Wheelock College does offer a few specific types of floors/residence halls.
- Campus Center and Student Residence - Upperclassmen Only
- Campus Center and Student Residence - Floor 3, Quiet Floor
- Pilgrim House - Female Only
- Riverway House - Garden Level, Quiet Floor
Helpful Links for Residents
Student Handbook (All the rules and regs of student life at Wheelock)
Frequently Asked Questions (When can I move in? How often is my room cleaned? And much more)
Packing Tips (What's allowed and not allowed in the residence halls)
Roommate Bill of Rights (pdf) (A reminder of your responsibilities to your roommate)
Laundryview.com (A website that shows you available washers/dryers and helps you monitor your laundry)
Living with a Roommate
Guidelines for Effective Feedback
- Focus on the behavior rather than the person.
- Describe, don't evaluate.
- Be specific rather than general.
- Consider timeliness.
- Direct comments toward behavior that the roommate can do something about.
- Allow some freedom of choice to change.
- Be direct rather than indirect in expressing feelings.
- Avoid the use of absolutes, such as "always" or "never".
- Focus on sharing information rather than giving advice or evaluating the person.
- Ensure clear communication.
- Account for the needs of all roommates.
Basic Strategies to Conflict Management
- Talk - Most problems between roommates involve a lack of communication. Talking can help prevent differences from being blown out of proportion.
- Listen - Learn to listen carefully. Strive for understanding by listening without evaluating or reacting immediately.
- Be Flexible - The way you feel about a given situation today may differ a great deal from the way you will feel tomorrow.
- Be Understanding - Do not expect your roommate to view things exactly as you do.
- Cooperate - Make an honest attempt to allow the relationship to work. When you collaborate, the chances of mutual satisfaction are greatly increased.