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Residential Communities

Dorm life is a huge part of the Swarthmore experience: About 95 percent of students live in College housing each semester. Swat’s residence halls range in size from a cozy eight-person house to a lively 200-person dorm. All dorms house a diverse mix of students of different class years. Most first-years and sophomores live with roommates, while most juniors and seniors live in single rooms.

Resident Assistants (RAs) live in every dorm. RAs counsel residents and foster dynamic dorm communities by hosting social events ranging from small gatherings to large-scale barbecues, dorm formals and inter-dorm competitions.