Residential Program

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. 


The residential program offers a multitude of spaces and programs for students to enjoy recreational and educational activities. Each of the dorm amenities available to students encourages social, cultural, emotional and intellectual growth. Some of the main amenities available to students in the residential program include the big closet which provides donated clothing to students in need or in case of an emergency. Free snacks are also provided to residential students after school at the Snack Stop. Please scroll through the photo gallery above for images and a full list of amenities offered. 




Weekend/Overnight Visitation Policy for Residential Students 

Once full permission has been given for a weekend/overnight visitation, and a date has been established, it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to communicate the change to the local school district's transportation services (i.e., Host family to notify bus service about visiting student and the guardian of the visitor to notify bus of their child's absence).

Please Note: All changes in transportation must be communicated by the parents to the local transportation service as well as the appropriate Dean.

For overnight housing arrangements please contact the Student Life office at (317) 493.0508.

Visitation Reminders:

Contact your child's Dean before you visit and provide advance notice to reserve guest rooms​.

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Indianapolis IN 46205

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