Mead Way Houses

The College owns six converted family homes on Mead Way, which runs along the edge of main campus. Each Mead Way house has between eight and fifteen residents, who enjoy access to spacious shared kitchens, common and study space, and the convenience of being close to the Library, Science Center, faculty offices, classrooms and Bates Dining Hall.


Brebner is a beautiful house located at the end of Mead Way row closest to Bates Student Center.


A charming tudor-style home that houses eleven students near the end of Mead Way.


A sweet little yellow house located in the middle of Mead Way, Perkins houses twelve residents with a kitchen and large common area.

Warren Green

Warren Green is Sarah Lawrence's sustainable house. It's thirteen residents have a unique opportunity to live sustainably in a college environment, while tending a community garden, utilizing energy-efficient appliances, and preparing community meals in a house that is partially powered by solar energy.

Please visit the Housing Co-Op page page for more information on the house and community.


Located in the middle of Mead Way row, Morris houses fifteen students who share a kitchen and small dining area.


A beautiful tudor-style home located at the top of Mead Way, Schmidt houses eight residents who share a large common room and kitchen.

Old Dorms

These Tudor-style buildings offer a lovely community experience in the very center of campus. The Old Dorms cluster is made up of OSilas, Titsworth, Dudley Lawrence, and MacCracken. Students living in the Old Dorms are right in the heart of the North Lawn, which is the social hub of campus complete with outdoor grills and a swing set. The Old dorms is also conveniently located in close proximity to the Teahaus, Westlands, Bates Dining Hall, The Pub, and the Library. 


OSilas is the closest residence hall to Bates Dining Hall and Student Center. OSilas offers students an all gender, quiet and substance free space. 

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Dudley Lawrence

Named after the son of the founders William and Sarah Lawrence, the Dudley Lawrence residence hall offers students doubles and singles with adjoining bathrooms. The building also has access to a communal kitchenette and has a laundry facility in the building.

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MacCracken is in the central hub of campus right next to Westlands. It is a really neat looking three-story building, complete with a bridge to the entrance of the second floor. MacCracken offers singles and doubles with adjoining bathrooms. The first floor of the building is home to many faculty offices and dance studios.


Titsworth, the middle of the old dorm row, offers students a quiet, single-gender women's community with singles, doubles and triples with adjoining bathrooms.