Residential Life

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Residential Life Curriculum

Each week, students gather for Residential Life Curriculum, tailored to the age and gender of the students, including respect, avoiding “drama,” healthy relationships, living together, trust, and other life skills. 

To hear more about Oak Hill’s Residential Life Curriculum, contact our Residential Life team:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have a roommate?

Most boarding students live in double rooms. The Dean of Boys and Dean of Girls carefully select roommates, matching similar interests and personalities. Returning students are permitted to request roommates for the next year. Returning seniors receive first choice in room selection, and Williams-Berry Hall provides senior boys with an opportunity to live in single rooms.

Where do I eat?

Students gather for three meals each day in our Dining Hall. We offer a hot bar (with a variety of choices), a salad bar, and a deli bar. On Sunday mornings, students enjoy a continental breakfast in their residence halls.

Is there a place where I can buy snacks to eat during my free time?

The Campus Store is open Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Students can purchase various snacks, beverages, microwaveable foods, as well as toiletries and school supplies.

Is there a specific time when I have to do my homework?

“Quiet Time” begins in the dormitories at 8:30 p.m. each night. During this time, we require students to be in their rooms to complete homework assignments and study for tests.

What time do I have to go to bed?

“Lights Out” begins at 10:30 p.m. for underclassmen and 11:00 p.m. for seniors. On weekends,  “Lights Out” begins at a later time for all students.

If I take medicine, how is that handled?

Oak Hill employs two nurses, who distribute medicine at meal times and in the dormitories at night. The nursing staff also monitor student health regularly and are available throughout the day and are on call during the night. We inform parents of any medical issues that may arise. Our Infirmary is on the first floor of Vaughan Administration Building.

What is there to do on the weekends?

Students choose from a range of different activities available on the weekends. We publish a campus-wide schedule that lists weekend activities, which typically include open gym, socials (mixers for girls and boys), off-campus trips with teachers and resident managers, sporting events, and dances. We also plan “Warrior Nights,” which offer opportunities for off-campus activities such as movies, plays, college sporting events, etc.

Will I be able to go home on the weekends?

In order to ease the adjustment period for students living on The Hill, we require students to remain on campus for approximately the first four weekends of the first and second semesters. Students may travel home on selected “open weekends” throughout the year. 

Who cleans the dorm rooms?

Students are responsible for keeping their rooms clean. Resident Managers inspect rooms daily, and students must have clean rooms before participating in any extracurricular activities.

Do I have any other type of chores in the dorm?

We assign all boarding students “dorm jobs,” in order to promote social and community responsibility. Based on a rotating schedule, students sweep, clean, and take out the trash. Laundry rooms are available in each dormitory, and students do their own laundry.

How do I stay in touch with people from home?

Students have several ways to stay in touch with family and friends. Students who want to communicate on email receive an email address. We also provide landline phones in all dorms for student use. We permit cell phone usage in limited “pockets of usage” outside of class time, and never overnight.