Undergraduate Student Housing Options
Wheelock's six residence halls—Longwood House, Peabody Hall, Pilgrim House, the Campus Center Student Residence building, Riverway House, and Colchester House—offer unique living environments. They vary in size, types of rooms, designations as co-educational or single-sex halls, and traditions. Each living environment is headed by professional Resident Directors and student Resident Assistants who represent and enforce the general philosophies and policies of the Office of Student Life. The unique characteristics of the halls are ensured through residence self-government, which allows house members to determine rules and regulations for their own community.
Rooms are either singles, doubles, triples, or quads, and each room in the residence halls is equipped with the following: a twin bed, a desk with a chair, dresser, blinds on the windows, an overhead light, smoke detectors, closet space (limited), and hook ups for cable TV. Each residence hall has some wireless connectivity—Riverway and the Campus Center Student Residence are entirely wireless, while the remaining residences have wireless connectivity in the common areas but require wired connection to the college network in the rooms. Each residence hall is smoke-free and has vending machines, television lounges with microwave ovens, and computer rooms. Laundry facilities are located in Peabody Hall, Riverway House, Pilgrim House (for residents of Pilgrim and Longwood), Campus Center Student Residence, and Colchester.
Campus Center and Student Residence
Located on the Riverway, the Campus Center Student Residence is the newest addition to the Wheelock Campus. This co-educational facility houses approximately 100 students in suite-style and community-style living. The dining hall is located on the second floor of the Campus Center. The Campus Center houses upperclass resident students only.
Located on the Riverway, Peabody Hall is the largest residence hall on campus and houses approximately 260 undergraduate men and women. Peabody Hall has both traditional dorm rooms and suite-style living (bathrooms shared by suitemates). Peabody Hall is wheelchair and elevator accessible and is home to both first-year and upperclass students.
Located on Pilgrim Road, Pilgrim House is an all-female residence hall that houses approximately 80 first-year and upperclass women. Pilgrim is designed with traditional dorm rooms and community-style bathrooms.
Located on the Riverway, Riverway House is a co-educational facility of approximately 130 residents with community-style bathrooms (separate for men and women). The interior of Riverway was recently renovated, and it features wireless access, a new kitchen for student use, and full laundry facilities. Both first-year students and upperclass students share Riverway House.
Located on The Riverway, Longwood House is a co-educational facility of approximately 70 residents, both first-year and upperclass. Longwood is designed with traditional dorm rooms and community-style bathrooms.
Located on Wheelock's the Brookline Campus, Colchester House is home to approximately 25 students. Colchester is a former mansion converted into a college residence. Students live in singles, doubles, or triples with community bathrooms. This co-ed residence hall is equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities for its residents to use. Colchester is the smallest of all the residence halls and houses graduate and upperclass students.