UWC-USA has six single-sex residences named after the highest mountains on each continent (except for Antarctica): Aconcagua, Chumolungma, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Kosciusko, and Mont Blanc. Each dorm has a separate common room (known as the day room) with a lounge area and a kitchenette. Dorms also have computer rooms with connections to the internet and a printer, and there is wireless service in the dorms. Most rooms are double occupanc. Second-year students share a room with first-year students from a different part of the world.
Each dorm has live-in, adult resident tutors (RTs) who work with assistant resident tutors (ARTs) to ensure that the quality of residential life reflects and promotes the school’s goals. RTs provide advice, direction, and support for the students in their residence, and they also uphold and enforce the expectations and rules of the school. The residential staff work with students to build community through group discussions, activities, and workshops. Student residential advisers (RAs) are elected by students in each dorm to represent and assist everyone in the dorm. Students help maintain the cleanliness in the dormitories by doing daily designated duties.
UWC-USA seeks to create a respectful community that encourages tolerancee and exploration of cultures, beliefs, faiths, and values. In the dorms, students learn to live with others and to appreciate the different perspectives each person brings to residential life.
Read the comprehensive Student Handbook, which covers all aspects of life at UWC-USA, from academics to rules and and the residential code of conduct.