Housing both first year students and upper-class students in single, double, and triple-occupany rooms, the Butterfields present a unique opportunity for first-year students to live and become friends with students from other class years. The Butterfields form a self-sufficient community with a local dining option (Summerfields), a large central courtyard, a laundry room, a common area kitchen and several classrooms.
Green Hall, located on the first floor of Butterfield C, is a residential space for first year students interested in and committed to an environmentally-conscious lifestyle. Green Hall sponsors sustainability themed programs and projects and provides its residents with the opportunity to collectively practice sustainable living and to make connections with the environmental community at Wesleyan.
The Substance-Free floor, a Community Based Living option of approximately 10 rooms, is located on the 4th floor of Butterfield C. This floor is a co-ed community that boasts a supportive and healthy living option for students. The residents who live in this area have agreed to abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages while on the floor; refrain from bringing these substances onto the floor; and pledge not to return to the floor under the influence of these substances. By choosing to live on the Substance-free Floor, you choose to participate in a substance-free lifestyle. Upon arrival, however, you will be required to sign a contract agreeing to these provisions.
The Quiet Floor located in Butterfield A on the fourth floor is intended for students who are interested in living in a quiet residence. There is a 24-hour quiet hour policy, which stipulates that noise should be kept to a minimum level and not be heard outside of students' rooms. Students on the floor agree to not to engage in activities in the hallway that would generate noise and be disruptive to other residents. Upon arrival, you will be required to sign a contract agreeing to these provisions.
Applications are not necessary for incoming first year students.
Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not taken care of properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, landlords must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Tenants must also receive a Federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention. The pamphlet may be viewed at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/library/enforcement/pyf_eng.pdf. The University recognizes that any housing built prior to 1978 may contain lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards. By accepting your housing contract, you are affirming that you have reviewed the pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead In Your Home.
All Wesleyan housing was built before 1978 with the exception of the following: Bennet Hall, Fauver Apartments, 19 Fountain Avenue, 20 Fountain Avenue, 25 Fountain Avenue, 231 Pine Street, and 14 Warren Street.