One of Proctor’s many unique qualities is the family-like nature of dorm life. With an average dorm size of twelve students and no dorm housing more than eighteen students, Proctor’s 20 dormitories are extensions of the dorm parents' homes. Dorm parents are on duty every evening maintaining quiet study conditions and offering academic assistance as needed.
Most students live in doubles with a roommate, however, there are opportunities for single rooms as well as a few triples on campus. Through the admission process, new students are paired with peers of similar interests while returning students choose their roommates. We know, however, living with another individual can bring with it occasional challenges. Our goal is to help roommates work through conflicts by undergoing mediation activities led by the dorm parent, dorm leader and residential life director. Students learn to appreciate differences while applying Proctor’s core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and compassion in their dormitories.
Dorm parents work in conjunction with dorm leaders to plan weekly meetings. These gatherings in the dorm commons room provide opportunities for the dorm to gather and discuss community living, any challenges that have arisen within the house, or activities students are hoping to plan for their residence.
A dormitory is more than a residence. It’s your home!