Faces of Exeter dorm life

Hear how being connected with one dorm for your entire time at Exeter makes dorm living unique, inclusive and fun. 

March 10, 2023
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Ms. Soucy, McConnell Hall

Michelle Soucy exeter faculty

The way that our dorm team works together, and the different skills that each of us has, fits together like a puzzle and creates an environment that helps support our students."
Ms. Soucy

Dorm Head

Dorm heads develop a safe and welcoming living environment for their residents. They work closely with dorm faculty and student proctors to create dorm-based programming and plan activities for their students. 

Tucker, Senior, Ewald Hall


A leadership position for seniors, proctors work with dorm heads and dorm faculty to plan activities. Proctors also provide guidance and advice for younger students in the dorm.

Every student benefits from a caring and welcoming dorm community. As a proctor, I do my best to create and further that spirit.”

Nataly, Upper, Wheelwright Hall

Student Listener

Student listeners provide peer-based support within each dorm. They receive training on how to engage with dorm mates and the types of resources available should a student wish to continue the conversation with a professional.

I make an active effort to build relationships with my dormmates to create a home away from home for them. My dorm is my comfort spot on campus, and I want my dormmates to feel that way too.”

Masaki, Lower, Knight House

Whether it's trips to the beach, hanging out playing cards or just simply some alone time, there's always a place for everyone. Anyone can fit in and there's no real social pressure.”

Dorm Fun

From the structured to the spontaneous, dorm fun comes in many forms. Whether it's planned outings like ice skating in Portsmouth or a night in watching a movie with friends, there are plenty of ways to enjoy free time with dorm mates.

Ava, Prep, Wheelwright Hall

When I first arrived at Exeter, older students in my dorm helped me get settled. They are so approachable and I always feel comfortable going to them for guidance.”

Dorm = Family

Students remain in the same dorm for the duration of their time at Exeter. Younger students benefit from the presence of older students who have grown into leadership roles. As dorm affiliates, day students are encouraged to participate in residential life.