Student Life: Prospective Students

On-Campus Housing

Housing Application Procedures*

Applying for On-Campus Housing
After you have paid your enrollment deposit, you will be sent a Housing Agreement form. Complete the form and return it as soon as possible to the Admissions Office, along with a non-refundable $100 housing deposit. Room assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. If you intend to live off campus, please mark the Housing Agreement accordingly and return it to us.

The Housing Agreement
The Housing Agreement is a contract between the student residing on campus and World Learning for the duration of the on-campus phase of your program. The only exception to the academic-year contract is for MA in TESOL students completing a geographically distant internship during January and February; their contracts will be adjusted to reflect their absence.

Students enrolled at SIT Graduate Institute who wish to terminate their housing for any other reason are subject to the following policies:

  • After July 1, the housing deposit becomes non-refundable and non-transferable if the student withdraws, defers to a later term, or decides to live off campus.
  • Students who break the housing contract to move off campus after the first day of orientation will be charged a $450 fee.

Living on Campus

Residence Halls
Residence halls vary in design and capacity. The largest hall holds up to 50 people. Each building has a lounge that contains one public computer, a TV, and a DVD player. Each residence hall also has a kitchenette with a microwave, a toaster oven, a tea kettle, and a sink. Kitchenettes are intended only for preparing snacks and are not appropriate for preparing full meals. All students living on campus must be enrolled in the SIT Graduate Institute meal plan.

Because each residence hall has a unique design, room size varies. All the halls have shared bath facilities, with separate male and female bathrooms. The Housing Office makes all room assignments. There is a no-smoking policy in effect for all campus buildings.

Resident Advisors
Each dormitory has its own Resident Advisor (RA), a staff member who helps facilitate residence life. During the academic year, RAs are current full-time students.

Room Assignments
The Housing Office determines who will be assigned to each room. You will be given your room assignment when you arrive on campus for move-in day. If you have specific needs, provide their precise nature on the housing contract or contact the Housing Office as far in advance of your arrival on campus as possible. Students with disabilities who would like to request reasonable accommodations are asked to contact Jane Buckingham, Director of Counseling and Disability Support Services, at 802.258.3367 or

Room Furnishings
Each student is provided with a twin bed, pillow, comforter, desk and chair, desk lamp, trash can, bureau, and closet space. Each room comes with a small refrigerator, and all the windows have drapes or blinds. Each dorm room is wired for an Internet connection, and each room has a phone with local telephone access but no answering machine or voice mail.

Computers in Residence Halls
Each residence hall lounge has one general-use computer for Internet access only. Computer related issues should be directed to World Learning’s Educational Technology Department by contacting 802.258.3513 or

Policies for Living On Campus

Quiet Hours
All campus housing has quiet hours starting at 11:00pm on weekdays and 1:00am on Friday and Saturday.

No-Smoking Policy
SIT Graduate Institute residence areas are smoke-free environments, and smoking is prohibited in all buildings, including common areas and individual rooms. Smoking is permitted only outdoors.

Arrival Day
For fall admissions, arrival day is the Monday before orientation week. Students are not allowed to check in after 11 p.m. If you cannot make it to campus by that time, you need to make arrangements to spend the night off campus (Local Accommodations) and come to the campus the next day.

For winter/spring admissions, arrival day will be sent to incoming students and posted on our website. You may also contact the Housing Office at

Vacating Rooms
For MA in TESOL students, rooms must be vacated by noon on the Saturday of graduation, after the ceremony. For all other students, rooms must be vacated by the Wednesday before Saturday’s graduation ceremony.

On-Campus Housing for Couples without Children
Accommodations can be made for couples without children. Please contact the Housing Office for more details.

On-Campus Housing for Students with Children
At this time, there is no housing for students who want to live on campus with their children. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to sleep overnight on campus.

Availability of Guest Rooms
To check on availability and price, contact the Housing Office, at or 802.258.3365.

Winter Break
The residence halls will be closed during the holiday break in December. No one will be permitted to stay on campus during this two-week period.

Linen Service and Laundry
Linen service is available for $4 per week. If you choose to provide your own linen, please bring flat sheets only, as our mattresses are too long for fitted sheets. There are two laundries on campus, one in the Stephen and Nita Lowey International Center and one in a separate building on the north side of campus.

Storage on Campus
There is no long-term storage on campus. Accommodations can be made for the MA in TESOL internship period.

Students’ cars are permitted on campus. They must be registered on the Housing Agreement. Once cars have been registered, students will receive parking passes that must be displayed on the vehicles when they are parked on campus.

Van Service
SIT offers a free van service each day to/from downtown Brattleboro. The schedule is available on the Student Activities Blog

Housing for MA in TESOL Students Doing a Local Internship Who Want to Live on Campus
MA in TESOL students will choose their internships some time during the fall term. As soon as you know that you will need to stay on campus for the internship period, contact the Housing Office. There is an extra charge for housing during the internship period. Your billing will be adjusted automatically.

Contact Information
For further information, contact the Housing Office, at 802.258.3365 or

*Note: On Campus Housing is not available for our Washington, DC based students.

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