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Residential Life



The College is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is engaged in an ongoing process to determine the safest and best strategies in order to open in the fall. While the situation is constantly evolving, we currently intend to open our residence halls at normal operating capacities. This means there will be no forced triples or quads. All other rooms can/will be occupied as originally designed. This would include suites and apartments.

First year students, you should also be checking your KSC email for information regarding the housing application and selection date/times for 2020/2021.

We have completed our housing selection for upperclass and sophomores for the 2020/2021 academic year. If you were not able to participate, please make sure you are checking your KSC email as information has already gone your way.

Returning students and parents: reslifeadmin has been sending communications to your Keene State College email account regarding housing selection, deposits and contracts, please make sure that you are checking your emails often as we will continue to send out information. If you are a parent who registered an email with Transitions and Parent Programs, you should also be receiving emails. Please check your spam or clutter box if you do not see anything and believe you should be receiving information.

If you have questions regarding either, you can email or contact the office at 603.358.2339 and leave a message.

Please note that the office is currently working remotely, but we are responding to emails and phone calls during business hours Monday - Friday.

Please be aware that move-in 2020 dates are subject to change. Please continue to monitor your Keene State College email account as well as the Keene State College webpage for updated information.

Upcoming Events

Aug ‘20

Living on Campus

In order to ease your transition to college - and increase your chances for success - Keene State College requires all first and second year students to live on campus. This approach supports significant research indicating that first-year and sophomore students who live on campus are more likely to be successful academically, socially and developmentally.

The same research indicates that after the second year, the positive influence of life on campus has left its mark, and most students choose to live off-campus for their junior and senior years, though some do live in our limited number of on-campus apartments.

Living/Learning Communities

Living/Learning Communities help create a more seamless transition to college life by providing an environment where faculty and residential staff work collaboratively to nurture communities where students can develop friendships and succeed academically.

Off-Campus Housing

Thinking of moving off-campus? Need information to help you make the best decision? Are you seeking information to address an issue with your off-campus rental? Resources for students and families considering a move off-campus, including those listings that have passed the City of Keene Voluntary Housing Inspection, and valuable information for those already living off-campus, can all be found at our off-campus housing site. You may also contact our Coordinator of Student and Community Relations for questions and information.



  • Housing Information and Resources - A guide to helpful links, move-in information and more.
  • Common Questions — You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Check out our F.A.Q.
  • Residential Life Staff — Our central office and residence hall staff is here to support and assist you in your experience living here at Keene State.
  • Working in Residential Life — Res Life offers a number of opportunities for rewarding work, including positions as Resident Assistants, Residence Directors, Desk Attendants, and Student Office Assistants.
  • Additional Resources — Quick links to everything Res Life-related.

Contact Residential Life

If you have questions about housing services (room assignments, housing contract, damage billing, etc.) and are unable to stop by the office, feel free to e-mail or call us.

Residential Life Office
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435

☎ 603-358-2339

Icon of clock Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed on campus holidays.

We're in 48 Butler Court.