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Student Life FAQs

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  1. Who can answer my questions regarding student housing?

    You should call the Student Affairs Office at 603.577.6580 or email The office is located in the College Center.
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  2. Do first-year students have to live on campus?

    Yes. Daniel Webster College has a two-year residency requirement for first- and second-year students. Those students whose permanent address is more than 30 miles from the college are required to live on campus.
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  3. What are the residence halls like?

    There are three different styles of residence halls on campus. The most common type of residence hall is double rooms (two students per room) in a traditional style corridor building. All rooms at DWC provide Internet, phone line, cable, and DWC database connections. See our campus map for more details.
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  4. Does the college offer an option aside from residence hall and off-campus apartment living?

    Yes. DWC offers townhouse and suite options for upper-class students.
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  5. Are there co-ed residence halls at DWC?

    Yes. Gates, Tamposi and Fagan Halls are designed to house both men and women.
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  6. Who staffs the residence halls?

    Each of the residence halls is staffed with Resident Assistant staff. Better known as RAs, they are upperclass students who are trained to be resources and student leaders in the residence halls to provide support to the residents. There are also several full-time professional staff members who live in the residence halls.
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  7. Are students allowed to keep alcoholic beverages, firearms or pets in their rooms?

    Students who are 21 years of age or older are permitted to have alcohol in their rooms. Students are not permitted to have firearms or pets on campus (except for non-carnivorous fish).
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  8. May students have private rooms?

    There are a limited number of single rooms available. These are typically reserved for upper-class students or those with medical needs.
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  9. Are the residence halls air-conditioned?

    Fagan Hall is air-conditioned; all others are not. Students are not permitted to bring air conditioners for their rooms.
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  10. Are microwaves, refrigerators and other appliances allowed in the Residence Halls?

    Microwaves no larger than 1.0 cubic ft. and refrigerators no larger than 4.0 cubic ft. are allowed in the residence halls. No resistance heating elements are allowed (e.g. toasters, toaster ovens, space heaters, etc.).
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  11. Are laundry facilities available on campus?

    Each residence hall has its own laundry facilities. The cost is $1.00 for one wash or dry cycle. The facilities work on a card system; $5, $10, or $20 dollar bills can be inserted into a machine in the main floor of the library to load the laundry card, plus a $5 fee per card.
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  12. Can students have vehicles on campus?

    Students are allowed to have vehicles on campus. They must be registered with the Department of Campus Safety.
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  13. Can I bring my pet?

    The only pets allowed on campus are non-carnivorous fish.
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  14. Do Residence Halls have Internet access?

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  15. Is there a phone jack?

    Yes. Roommates share one telephone line but must provide the phone.
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  16. Is smoking permitted in the Residence Halls?

    All DWC Residence Halls, including the Townhouses, are smoke-free. Students are permitted to smoke outside, 50 feet from the perimeter of a building.
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  17. What is the DWC New Student Room/Roommate Assignment Process?

    After you tell us you will be attending DWC, Admissions will send you a pre-enrollment packet. Among the many things in this packet, you will find information about campus housing. Specifically, you should look for the "Roommate Matching Form." You should complete this form and return it to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.
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  18. Why is the Roommate Matching Form so important?

    Roommate matching forms are dealt with on a first-come, first-served basis. Over the summer, rooms will be assigned based on this priority system. While we attempt to accommodate each student's choice, there are limitations to the availability of certain options. Roommates are assigned based on the information provided via the Roommate Matching Form, so please be clear about your preferences on this form.

    In early August, you will receive a letter indicating your room assignment and campus address, and the summer contact information for your roommate, if that person chooses to release this information. During the first couple weeks of the semester, you will have the opportunity to have your computer connected to the campus network, which includes Internet and email access and a network drive accessible anywhere on campus that allows you to save and share your work.
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  19. Should I try to contact my roommate before I come to campus?

    You will be assigned a roommate based on what you tell us on the Roommate Matching Form. Please note that this is the person you will be living with for the next nine months, so it is important that you complete the form truthfully and clearly. You may choose to room with a specific person, provided each student indicates this choice at the bottom of the form.

    It is important for you to have a conversation with your roommate about what you plan to bring with you to campus. Residence Hall rooms are fully furnished with a desk and chair, a bed and mattress, a dresser, closet and light fixture. The rooms are comfortable, but space is limited. If you each bring a stereo, a TV, -DVD player, a refrigerator, a couch, your guitar and your mountain bike, you will certainly be cramped (and unable to power all that electrical equipment safely). Each desk has enough space for a computer, but you might consider sharing accessories (scanner, printer.) This is also a great way to begin to get to know your roommate.
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  20. What types of residence halls are available at Daniel Webster College?

    Daniel Webster College offers a variety of living options.

    Fagan Hall: Fagan Hall is our largest residence hall on campus, housing 140 students, from sophomores through seniors. A variety of living options are available, from traditional singles, doubles, and triples to suites. Suites have their own living room and bathroom, and contain a combination of single and double residence rooms. The building has some floors that are single-sex and some that are co-ed. Fagan Hall has a lounge on each floor, a laundry room, two study rooms, and two bike storage rooms.

    Fremont Hall: Fremont Hall is the second largest of our campus residences. Fremont is the first-year men's residence hall. Most rooms have built-in desks, dressers and closets. Most rooms are double rooms. There is a large lounge on the first floor with a television.

    Gates Hall: Gates Hall is the first-year co-ed residence hall. In Gates Hall all rooms are doubles, with the potential for triple capacity. Each room is furnished with a desk, bookcase and chair, bed and dresser for each student. There are two closets in each room. The Living-Learning Community is housed in Gates Hall.

    Tamposi Hall: Tamposi is our newest residence hall. It opened in August 2011. Tamposi has three floors with large common areas on each floor. Rooms are meant to be doubles, but can be singles, depending on space available.

    Townhouses : The townhouses are our on-campus apartment-style living option. Each of the 13 available units are completely furnished, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath facilities that are home to four students. They are exclusively available to junior and senior returning students.
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  21. How do returning students select housing?

    During the spring semester, returning students select rooms for the next year. Students are prioritized based on a combination of their Cumulative Grade Point Average, and credits earned.
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  22. Who can help me with residence life issues?

    The Student Affairs Office is committed to creating an enriching and rewarding environment of community living. To this end, the Student Affairs Office staff serves the needs of students living in the halls—answering questions, establishing relationships, and helping residents find common academic and social interests. If you have questions on about residence life, you should feel comfortable talking with one of the hall staff members or email us at
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  23. What items should I bring with me to campus?

    The following is a suggested list of items you should bring:
    • Pillows/pillow cases
    • Extra long twin size sheets
    • Blankets/comforter
    • Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths
    • Flip flops (for the shower)
    • Laundry bag/basket
    • Detergent, dryer sheets
    • Alarm clock
    • School supplies
    • Desk lamp
    • Painter's tape (for wall decorations)
    • Trash can
    • UL approved power strips
    • Computer/laptop/printer
    • Television
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  24. What items am I NOT allowed to bring when I move into my residence hall?

    The following items are not permitted in campus housing and are also listed in the Student Handbook:
    • Bar units
    • Candles
    • Ceiling decorations
    • Dart board/darts
    • Fires and fireworks
    • Fish nets
    • Free weights
    • Gasoline/kerosene
    • Halogen lamps
    • Incense
    • Lofts other than those issued by the College
    • Tapestries
    • Waterbeds
    • Alcohol paraphernalia, empty alcohol containers (see Alcohol Policy)
    • Traffic signs and barricades
    • Lawn ornaments
    • Real estate signs
    • Appliances with an open burner
    • Extension cords
    • Refrigerators larger than 4.0 cubic feet
    • Microwaves larger than 1.0 cubic feet
    • Space heaters
    • Weapons (including knives, swords, and guns of all kinds)
    • Pets (other than non-carnivorous fish)
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