Learn More about Our Residence Halls…
Living in residence halls and participating in extracurricular life are meaningful aspects of the Berea experience. Students build friendships, expand their social horizons, and increase their understanding of themselves and others.
To benefit fully from Berea’s curricular and co-curricular programs, students are expected to live in College residence halls and eat in the College’s dining facilities. Berea College values the learning that comes from daily living with those different from oneself, room assignments for first-year students may be changed only with special approval. Each spring, continuing students make their own choices of rooms and roommates through a lottery system.
Halls vary in architecture, size, room arrangement, atmosphere, and tradition. Some residences feature suites with common living room-like spaces, while others offer traditional single- or double-occupancy rooms opening onto conventional hallways. Some halls are reserved for first-year students while others solely house upper-class students, in addition to family housing apartments for student families.
What Berea Students Gain
Berea makes it a point to tie social and cultural activities to the academic program. The College sponsors clubs and organizations through which students learn such valuable skills as how to lead, how to manage time and budgets, and how to work collaboratively. In the residence halls, students learn perhaps the most important lesson of all: how to live comfortably with others within a spectrum of the world’s cultures.