Student Life

Residence Life

Residence Life at Alma College doesn’t just mean a place to sleep. It’s about making connections within the campus community.

Because we believe that students learn from each other as well as from faculty, Alma is a four-year residential college. All students are expected to live in college-owned or approved housing.

Living on a residential campus means fun activities are only steps away.

First-year students reside in Bruske, Newberry, Gelston and Mitchell halls, where they live alongside sophomores, juniors and seniors who have decided to remain on North Campus.

But sophomores’, juniors’ and seniors’ living choices are hardly limited. Aside from standard residence halls and apartment-style living spaces, they can also choose to live in Greek, small and theme housing, including the only student house in the country specifically dedicated to Model United Nations.

You don’t need to live in small and theme housing to meet students who share your interests, however. The living spaces on North and South Campus also have distinct personalities.

With only a few doors between you and friendships that will last a lifetime, we hope that Residence Life is a memorable and meaningful part of your Alma experience.