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Living & Learning in Dorchester Hall

Living in Dorchester Hall

Global Communities students live in Dorchester Hall, a four-story, traditional residence hall in the North Hill Residential Community of South Campus. Approximately 168 students live in Dorchester Hall, of whom around 125 are enrolled in Global Communities. Many international exchange students also reside in Dorchester Hall.

The hall is co-ed, with the floors divided by gender. Traditionally, the third floor houses female students, while the second floor houses male students. The first floor is separated into a wing for male students and a wing for female students. There are three Resident Assistants assigned to Dorchester Hall.  

The University’s flagship library—McKeldin Library—is in our backyard. Dorchester Hall is a stone’s throw from the campus mall and most academic buildings. We are steps away from the University Health Center and the Stamp Student Union. Global Communities students rarely have to walk far to attend class, grab a bite to eat, or visit friends.

Dorchester Hall is a traditional residence hall in that it houses students in double, triple, and quadruple rooms. Students on each floor share a large bathroom, and they take meals together in the South Campus dining hall. Students take some of our classes in our seminar room, hang out in our main lounge, cook meals in our kitchen and meet on the balcony.

Global Communities strives to create a diverse, active and community-oriented living experience in the residences we call home. Watch some of our current students and alumni share their positive impressions of being part of a welcoming and exciting global community here