The Dixon House is an independent living unit located near Brown Cafeteria. The Dixon House is the newest building on campus, and every semester male and female seniors take turns residing there. The goal of the Dixon House is to give students a comprehensive independent living experience, in order to better prepare them for the world beyond ISD after graduation. The residence is named after Thelma Dixon, who spent forty years supervising adolescent boys.
Student Life’s primary responsibility is to provide a safe and comfortable living environment for all residential students. Our programs are specifically designed to provide a supportive environment that is free of language barriers, and that provides opportunities for student growth, development, and achievement. The residential hall programs emphasize integration, collaboration, and equality in fostering opportunities and experiences in self-education and self-improvement.
The Student Life Division has three primary on-campus residential units where residents live during the academic week. The residential halls are Koob Hall for female students, Fair Hall for male students, and the Dixon House, an independent living unit.
The on-campus residential units are designed to accommodate students 3 to 21 years of age. Students reside in the dorms from Sunday to Thursday. During the school year, the dorms open Sunday at 6pm, and Monday through Thursday they open at 3pm. On Friday all students are out of the dorms by 8am.