Now that you have chosen to attend Wabash College, it is time to begin thinking about where you will live while you are at Wabash. The first step in that process is exploring your options. Students are expected to live on or near campus during their four years of study. You are REQUIRED to live in College housing during your first two years unless you commute from home. We offer two housing options: fraternities or residence halls. Whether students live in fraternities or residence halls, they are responsible for their residential environment and learn through their experiences.
Ten national fraternities have chapters at Wabash; nine occupy College-owned houses, and the tenth occupies a privately-owned facility. All are located close to the campus. All fraternities have their own dining plans and establish their own room and board rates. Study rooms and sleeping accommodations vary from house to house. All fraternity houses have general commons areas and study rooms, and most have laundry facilities.
Fraternities recruit new members in the summer and during Orientation just prior to the beginning of classes in the fall. Entering students are encouraged to attend the summer activities, to visit the houses in the fall, and to ask questions about their particular programs and costs.
An invitation to pledge the fraternity, a bid, may be extended during the summer or during Orientation. If offered a bid, or several bids, the decision to pledge any fraternity is up to you.
An entering student who wants to explore fraternity life should request to be placed in one of the fraternity houses during Orientation. Staying in a house during Orientation Week does not commit you to that fraternity, the fraternity to you, or to pledging a fraternity. That commitment is made only after receiving and accepting a bid to pledge a fraternity. Also, should you go through rush and decide not to pledge a fraternity, you will be housed in one of the residence halls.
The College has four residence halls. Martindale, the largest of these, houses more than 100 men. It also has the greatest variety of rooms, including singles, doubles, and triples. College Hall has quadruple rooms and houses 34-36 men. Morris and Wolcott, each housing 34 men, have only single rooms with every two rooms joined by a bathroom. College-owned houses near campus house eligible juniors and seniors. Room cost per semester is $1304.85. Each residence hall has commons areas for its residents, recreation spaces, lounges on the individual floors or in the basement, and laundry facilities. All are air-conditioned. Additionally, Resident Assistants (RAs) live in each building. They are upperclassmen who have been selected to assist residents in developing community on the floor or in the building.
TWO DAYS AFTER ARRIVAL, STUDENTS REQUESTING SPACE IN A RESIDENCE HALL SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MAKE A DAMAGE DEPOSIT OF $100.
Dining Options: If you plan to live in a residence hall, you must choose one of the meal plans on the Housing Preference Sheet. If you choose to live in a fraternity, this does not apply to you.
Men living in the residence halls eat at Sparks Center. Students are provided a selection of two meal plans. Board cost per semester is $ 2,449.50 using the full (19 meals/week) board plan, and $2,093.50 using the 15-meal plan.
Award for Summer Study in Europe
Adam Barnes, Valencia, Spain
Nate Chapman, Sussex, England
David Myles, London School of Economics
Givens Award for the study of Western Art in Europe
Fall 2013 Winners
Charles Wu, Germany
Xidian Sun, Budapest
Clark Wilson, Germany
Jingwei Song, Germany
Both of the above awards are competitive, and require prior approval to study off-campus. Please contact David Clapp in the International Studies Office for details regarding both awards and the application procedures