Community and residential life
Earlham isn’t the kind of place where you’ll socialize exclusively with students from your own major or make friends only with people from similar backgrounds. We work hard at creating a real community—where people celebrate together, have fun together, cheer one another on at games and performances, offer support to those who need it and hold one another accountable when things go wrong. Those values are at the heart of how we live together, in residence halls and group houses, working together to make Earlham a good experience for everybody.
An Earlham education is about more than your major—it’s also about the community you create outside of the classroom. Through our intentional programming and activities, you have the opportunity to build and deepen your connections on and off campus.
Residential programs and services are what separate the on-campus living experience from an ordinary off-campus space. At Earlham College, we believe in the positive and long-lasting impact that an on-campus living experience has on our students. We know that learning does not just occur in the classroom, which is why we require all of our students to live on-campus–to balance their academic work with practical and social experience. Together, the Earlham College residential program complements the academic curriculum and provides structure for whole student development.
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The Office of Residence Life supports and encourages students by providing guidance in contemplative inquiry, opportunities for dialogue, sponsoring celebratory communal events, and supporting opportunities that enable students to put their most cherished beliefs into daily practice.