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Earlham College is committed to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment for the students, faculty, staff and visitors on its campus. As of July 1, 2016, Earlham College is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.

Residential Facilities

Earlham College offers a variety of on-campus residential facilities for students not only learn and grow, but to also call their home away from home.  Utilizing the tool below, sort, filter, and explore what each of our residential facilities offer Earlham College students.

Residence Halls

The traditional residence hall experience offers our students the chance to live in a diverse community of their peers as they learn what it means to live on their own.  Each of our residence halls feature a wide-range of community space balanced with the privacy and security we all want in our home.  There are several different types of living spaces to choose from: traditional single, double, and triple rooms as well as hybrid suite-style rooms.  Earlham College has been providing on-campus housing for its students in its residence hall spaces since its founding over 150 years ago.  Living within the residence halls is an important part of the education and experience of an Earlham College student.

College Houses

The college house experience offers our students the chance live in a close-knit group of their peers who have shared community and educational goals for the academic year.  There are approximately twenty different college houses that surround campus on College Avenue and National Road West, all of which house a different Theme Community or Friendship Community.  Each college house holds between five and twelve students at a time, allowing a close and independent community to live together throughout the year.  Earlham College’s college houses allow our students to have intentional learning environments beyond what a typical residence hall community provides.

To learn more about the different living-learning communities that operate within the College Houses, visit the Living-Learning Communities page under Programs and Services. 

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.