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Student Life

Take Charge of Your Life

Residence life at Brewster can be summed up in three words: active, exciting, and life-changing.

This is the time in your life where you’ll learn to become independent, be accountable for your actions, get along with others, make important life decisions, form lifelong relationships, and develop skills that will help make your transition to college a smooth one. But you won’t be alone—you’ll be surrounded by a community of caring people, ranging from your academic advisor to your community life parent to supportive peers.

You’ll form lasting bonds with your fellow residents—and new friends—as you live, learn, study, and play together. Through group meetings and dorm charters, students create and manage their living environment. Once a week, members of each residence hall gather in their lounges to discuss concerns and possible solutions, vote on decisions, and share ideas. You’ll learn how to become a leader of character and integrity, learn to work with others, effectively run meetings, consider other viewpoints, and communicate with a diverse range of people.

Brewster students live in 18 residence halls, with residences designated for lower school and upper school students. Many rooms offer a lakefront view and all come furnished with a bed, curtains, desk, chair, and dresser. In addition, each hall has lounges and common areas with TVs, DVD players, refrigerators, and microwaves for student use. See our dorms.

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