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The residential experience is integral to life at Ripon College. Some of your finest teachers will be fellow students, with whom you will form lifelong friendships, learn tolerance of personal differences and develop character and leadership skills.

There are eight residence halls on campus offering a variety of living options. Typically, first-year students are housed together within groups of fewer than 20. First-year students who pledge fraternities and sororities continue to live in their halls until their sophomore year when they move into upper-class living areas.

All first-year men traditionally live in Scott Hall. First-year women can live in Tri-Dorms (Evans, Shaler or Wright Halls) or Johnson Hall. Scott Hall and Tri-Dorms have either traditional double rooms or suites. Johnson Hall has traditional double rooms. Suites consist of two bedrooms, separated by a common area.

All residence hall rooms are furnished with beds, desks, desk chairs, dressers, cable TV hook-up, high-speed internet access and voicemail.

Residency requirement: All single students, regardless of academic classification, are required to live in residence halls. Exceptions are made for students who are residing with a parent or legal guardian within the city of Ripon or students who are married and/or with children.