On-campus housing at Dickinson varies greatly. Baird-McClintock and Davidson-Wilson are the most recently renovated dorms for freshmen and the most popular for underclassmen. For sophomores, housing currently leaves a lot to be desired, with small quads in Witwer, Malcolm, and Morgan being the most sought-after option during room draw. Juniors and seniors, however, have a lot of options, and those who receive good numbers in the room-draw lottery end up with nice, new rooms.
Since Dickinson offers such nice apartments, townhouses, and suites for seniors, many chose to live on campus their senior year. Some students opt to reside in special-interest housing, which is available for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. These houses include the international, arts, dance, music, classics, Russian, ROTC, Greek life, and volunteer houses, as well as UMOJA (unity house) and the Treehouse (house for sustainable living). Each specialty residence has its own set of rules or guidelines that must be followed to become a resident, and all are equipped with the same amenities available in the dorms