Our Facility

Living & Learning in Dorchester Hall

Global Communities students live in the newly-renovated Dorchester Hall, a four-story, traditional style residence hall in the North Hill Community on South Campus.  Dorchester Hall offers single, double, and triple rooms on both single-gender and mixed-gender floors.  Floors have single-use gender-neutral bathrooms and enlarged community bathrooms. Dorchester Hall includes a ground-level seminar room, multipurpose room, building kitchen, study lounges on each floor, lounges with kitchenettes on each floor, water-filling stations on each floor, a laundry room, and much more.

Students enjoy meals together in the South Campus dining hall. Global Community students also take some of our classes in the Dorchester hall seminar room, hang out in our main lounge, cook meals in our kitchen, and meet on the balcony.

The University’s flagship library—McKeldin Library—is in our backyard. Dorchester Hall is a stone’s throw from the McKeldin 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 go far to attend class, grab a bite to eat, or visit friends.

Global Communities strives to create a diverse, active and community-oriented living experience in the residence hall 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.  

Fun in Dorchester Hall