Wesleyan's seven residence halls create a close-knit community that will last a lifetime. Resident advisers make each student feel welcome and develop hall programs in order for residents to better get to know each other. Decorations cover the lengths of every floor in the dorms, and a positive environment is nurtured with each group study session or movie party in rooms or lounges. The buildings themselves were built in the early and late 1900s, but their historical qualities are preserved by renovations and the hard work of the maintenance staff. Levels of cleanliness vary for each dorm because aside from Banks Hall residents, students are responsible for their own cleaning. That includes the community spaces, such as the kitchens or lounges, as well as their personal areas. One thing that students do not worry about, however, is walking distance. Wesleyan is a small campus, and students can conveniently walk or bike to class. Overall, the College's housing facilities are average, yet highly satisfactory.
Residence life is what each student makes of it. The corner rooms in dorm buildings may be the most spacious, but with a lounge on each floor, anyone has access to a larger study or social space. Plus, students living on campus are able to learn about different cultures, as they interact with international students on a regular basis.