Where to Live: Housing Options at Dartmouth
Aside from your typical dorm room, you might be wondering if there are any alternative housing options available at Dartmouth. While the majority of students elect to live in on-campus dormitories, there are a few different options that some students decide to pursue.
This year I'm living off-campus in a house that my friends and I are renting through a local realtor. I enjoy living off-campus because I have a convenient place to park my car and am able to hang out in my backyard! However, off-campus housing in Hanover is scarce and often hard to find. Here are three other more popular options for students who are looking to live in a different environment.
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Living Learning Communities
While still located in a dorm building, Living Learning Communities offer students an opportunity to further connect with the people they live with. Living Learning Communities (more popularly known as "LLCs") offer students the opportunity to extend their learning outside of the classroom, specifically promoting learning opportunities among residence halls. There are a number of different communities on campus, ranging from language based communities that encourage residents to practice their spoken language skills, to other communities such as the Interfaith Floor where residents meet for a weekly dinner discussion about religion. Living Learning Communities are a great housing option for students who are wanting to fully immerse themselves in their learning environment.
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Greek Life Housing
Affiliated students can opt to live in their Greek house starting their sophomore winter. Specifically, many affiliated students will live in their Greek houses during sophomore summer or senior year. This is a great opportunity to become closer with other members of your fraternity or sorority! The majority of Greek houses are organized through Dartmouth's housing department, making it an easy application and transition.
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Another popular housing option are Dartmouth's Senior Apartments. During senior year, members of any housing community can apply to live together in a school-owned apartment. There are apartments located on the east and west sides of campus. These apartments are majority three or four-person units with a bathroom and a living room and kitchen. This is a great option if students are interested in cooking some of their own meals or want to live with friends who are in different housing communities.