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Residence Halls

Within our community, we have opportunities for more focused specialty housing options. The built-in support of these communities and specially-selected Resident Assistants ensure you have excellent resources at your fingertips, along with a great community of friends.

Director of Residence Life

Dan Trapani

"I want to be the person that is just there to listen when students need to talk about things going on in their life."

Area Director of Residence Life

Kim Kleszczynski

“I enjoy engaging with my students and being visible in the residence hall communities and collaborating with other offices."

Wingate Hall

Home to approximately 260 first-year students, Wingate Hall is a traditional, corridor-style four- floor residence hall offering both single-gender and co-ed floors.

Connect, the Living Learning Community for first-year students in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the School of Business is located on the third floor and the lower level.

With lounges on the first and third floors, you and your friends have convenient space for study groups, socializing, and programs. You can do your laundry on either the basement, second or third floors .The Area Director for Residential Transition Programs has their office located on the second floor.

Brown Hall

Brown Hall is home to approximately 65 students. The first and second floors are home to the Design Community, a specialty housing option for students in the School of Design.  All of the floors in Brown are single gender.  A lounge on the first floor provides an opportunity for you and your friends in this smaller residence hall to have a convenient space for study groups, socializing and residence hall programs. Brown’s laundry room is in the residence hall next door, Chapman Hall. The Area Director for Brown has their office in the New Hall lobby.

Chapman Hall

Chapman Hall is a co-ed residence hall and home to approximately 35 students. The laundry room for Brown and Chapman is located on the lower-level. The Area Director has their office in the Malloy Residence Life Office.

Malloy Hall

Malloy Hall is the college’s largest residence hall, housing approximately 320 students.  First-year students live on the first floor with returning students residing on the top two floors.  Also located on the first floor are the gender-inclusive suites, a specialty housing option for students who opt to live in an environment where rooms are not assigned by gender.

Malloy offers both single rooms and suite-style living in double or triple rooms for groups of 12 students who share private bathrooms.  You can spend time with friends in our common area lounges on every floor and do your laundry in our large laundry facility on the first floor. The Residence Life Office is located in the main entrance on the first floor, which is the location of the Area Director’s office.

New Hall

Built in 2008, New Hall houses 133 upperclassmen and features a “pod” design. Each of  its three floors has two pods,  housing a community of 22 students who live in different types and sizes of rooms surrounding by two common bathrooms. Ample lounge space is located throughout the building, as well as three common area kitchenettes, and a laundry room in the basement. The Area Director office is located in the lobby.

Specialty Housing Options

At Mount Ida, we pride ourselves on our tight-knit, diverse community.  Within our community, we have opportunities for more focused specialty housing options.   The built-in support of these communities and specially-selected Resident Assistants ensure you have excellent resources at your fingertips, along with a great community of friends.

Design Community

As a co-ed community open to students enrolled in the School of Design, the Design Community offers an environment for students that promotes creativity and the appreciation of all aspects of design. This community is open to students in all class years and is located in Brown Hall, which in addition to its close proximity to the School of Design, also provides the opportunity for socializing and studying in the first floor lounge.  The Office of Residence Life has partnered with the School of Design to offer regular programs and professor interactions within this community.

Gender Inclusive Housing

Gender Inclusive Housing is intended to provide students with more latitude to choose the roommates with whom they feel most comfortable and also allow a space for students and allies who choose not to identify or express gender as a binary.   Located on the first floor of Malloy, this community is open to students in all class years.

To learn more about our specialty housing options, please contact the Office of Residence Life at  residencelife@mountida.edu or (617) 928-4583.