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.
Dorm Life and Activities
From day to day activities to special dorm trips off campus to block parties, there is never a shortage of things to do. Day students are assigned to a dorm so participate in weekly dorm meetings and other activities throughout the school year.
Your Dorm Room
Students live in one of 18 dorms on campus. Layout options vary from single rooms up to quads. The majority of students live in a double or triple with two or three roommates.
Dorm meetings are held twice a week; one in the evening and one during the school day. Day students are assigned to a dorm and take part in dorm meetings and activities along with boarding students.
Hop on board a micro-bird and hit the road for fun and adventure! Trips off campus are a great way for students to experience various spots in New England and have a memorable bonding experience.
A dorm excursion doesn't always mean leaving Wolfeboro. With Lake Winnipesaukee and downtown Wolfeboro just steps away, a dorm trip could be canoeing on the lake or getting an ice cream at Bailey's Bubble.
Residential living includes many group events – we love to be outside in the warmer months! From block parties to fire pit gatherings, students come together as dorms, advisories, academic teams, and sports teams as well as spontaneously just for fun.
The beach at the Pinckney Boathouse is a favorite spot to spend time with friends. Brewster Beach is just beyond the sports fields and when the lake is frozen, Wolfeboro Bay is a popular spot for ice fishing! And, for the truly brave, this is the place to take the polar plunge. You will be wide awake for class sans espresso after you plunge into the lake in mid-April! Guaranteed.
Where do students do laundry? Or pick up mail? The Brewster Campus Store and mail room is a popular destination for students throughout the day to purchase school supplies, Brewster spirit wear, or pick up packages. Laundry facilities are available in the Estabrook, downtown Wolfeboro, or through E&R laundry service.
Your home away from home will become a place where you form bonds with friends that will last well beyond your time on campus. Our SEL program includes residential life curriculum that focuses on living in a positive and supportive environment.
Holidays and Traditions
We love to celebrate holidays at Brewster! In the dorms, we celebrate birthdays and other holidays as well as participate in traditions around campus.
Our community comes together several times during the year for community dinner celebrations where students have the opportunity to interact with different groups of students and faculty. We also have many group celebration dinners throughout the year.
There are many opportunities for group community service in the Wolfeboro area. From cleaning up trails and the yards of local residents, to working with senior citizens through programs like CyberSeniors, many dorms come together and help out for a good cause.