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Residential Life

On-Campus Housing for Fall 2020

Using the latest healthcare advice and requirements to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Keene State is planning to re-open residence halls for the fall 2020 semester. Plans are underway to do all we can to protect the safety and wellbeing of our campus community, and throughout the city of Keene. This includes using housing spaces for single and double occupancy only. No triples or quads will be assigned by the College. All other rooms, suites and apartments will be occupied as originally designed.

On-campus housing is available for juniors and seniors!

Why Live on Campus?

Approximately 85% of U.S. college students opt to stay on campus during college. Many students are happier being closer to everything, and research shows that students who live on campus do better academically and have a greater chance of graduating.

Even as a junior or senior, the benefits of living on campus are many. Need more reasons? Check out these top 8 reasons to live on campus.

Next Steps for New Incoming Fall 2020 Student

Housing is still available for juniors and seniors. To apply for on-campus housing, contact

First-year students should check their KSC email for information regarding the housing application and selection date/times for 2020/2021. Returning students and parents: Emails from have been sent to your Keene State College 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, you can email or contact the office at 603.358.2339 and leave a message.

Residential life staff is currently working remotely, and we are responding to emails and phone calls during business hours Monday through 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.

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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

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Monday – Friday:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed on campus holidays.

We're in 48 Butler Court.