Pitzer College offers housing in five residence halls. (Phase II is currently under construction.) Each of the five residence halls have trained, live-in Residence Directors who are full-time professional staff members responsible for coordinating and overseeing hall activities including programming, advising on academic and personal concerns, supervising and coordinating student staff, working with hall council, and daily operations. All staff members are readily available to students, while a member of each hall staff is on call at all times.
Atherton, Pitzer and Sanborn residence halls opened in Fall 2007. These "green" halls represent Phase I of the Residential Life Project, a long-term project that is transforming Pitzer College. Phase II opened in Fall 2012.
As a reflection of Pitzer's commitment to sustainability and environmental education, Pitzer is pursuing the highest level of “green” possible for the Residential Life Project, and received Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for Phase I.
This four-story building, adjacent to the Gold Student Center, houses 62 students. Rooms are double occupancy with two rooms sharing an adjoining vanity, bathroom and shower. Common areas include a living room, six study rooms, and laundry facilities. The basement level of Atherton Hall is also home to the campus mail center, art studios, a music practice room, and the Lenzner Family Art Gallery.
This four-story building, southeast of Gold Student Center, houses 78 students. Rooms are double occupancy, with two rooms sharing an adjoining vanity, bathroom and shower. Common areas include a living room, eight study rooms, and laundry facilities. The basement level of Pitzer Hall is the home of the Admission Office.
This three-story building, northeast of Gold Student Center, houses 178 students. Rooms are double occupancy with two rooms sharing an adjoining vanity, bathroom and shower. Common areas include a living room, nine study rooms, laundry facilities and a kitchen.
(not open to new student housing)
Mead Hall is the oldest residence hall on campus. This three-story, six-tower complex, houses approximately 225 students. Suites share a common living room with four people on each side for a total of eight people in a suite. Common areas include a community kitchen, laundry facilities and a television lounge. Mead is also home to Career Services, Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS), Arboretum Manager Office, The Rabbit Hole (a confidential and respectful substance abuse education and outreach program), and the Marquis Library.
Mead Hall also offers a substance-free and a community involvement tower that exemplifies one of the College’s educational objectives; awareness of the social and ethical implications of action. Residence life in the Involvement Tower is generally self-governed within the parameters of Pitzer’s residential life policies. Students are strongly encouraged to attend Tower meetings and participate in Pitzer’s community or the community at large.