Loomis Chaffee is a welcoming, safe community of students and faculty — a "home away from home" for more than 500 boarding students and faculty. As a boarding student on "The Island" you will establish strong relationships living and learning alongside peers, faculty, coaches, and mentors.
The red brick dorms at Loomis are situated around three residential tree-lined quads and courtyards. Each dorm is home to between 30 and 50 students. The majority of dorm rooms are configured as doubles or singles. Dorms have common kitchens and social rooms as well as easy access to laundry facilities.
In addition to campus-wide student activities, each dorm has its own events and traditions, including Kravis Olympics, Batch Jeopardy nights, Flagg Film Festival, Carter Cafe, and Palmer mid-term dance parties.
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Genuine Admissions Podcast
Listen in to a few episodes of our Genuine Admissions podcast as Loomis Chaffee's Dean of Enrollment, Amy Thompson, provides some insight, guidance, and a healthy dose of perspective as families navigate the next step on their educational journey.
Conversation with Parents of Current Boarding Students
Interested in learning more about navigating life as the parent of a boarder at Loomis? Listen in to this conversation between Amy Thompson and three boarding parents, taped in January 2020 in New York City.
Dean of Students Mary Liscinsky on Student Life
Dean of Students Mary Liscinsky talks with Amy Thompson about student life on the Island and the changes she has witnessed during her decades of working in student life on the collegiate and secondary level.
- What is life like in the dorms?
- What are my dining options on campus?
- What is there to do on the weekends?
- How are dorm and roommate assignments made?
- When will I find out about my housing and my roommate?
- I am interested in all-gender housing. Does Loomis have that option available?
- Will I be able to be in touch with my roommate ahead of time?
- What furniture is provided in each dorm room?
- What do I need to bring to school?
- I have heard that there is a dorm life curriculum. What is that?
- Will I get homesick?
- How will my child be supported at Loomis?
- When and how often can I visit my child?