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The Dorm Life

What to Expect as a Brandon Hall Boarding Student

Wake Up

The morning faculty team awakens students, with the exceptions of juniors and seniors, who are responsible for setting their own alarms. Students make their beds, take a shower, shave (facial hair is not permitted), brush teeth, dress in the proper uniform, straighten up their rooms, gather their books and materials, and perform other routine tasks.


All boarders must check in prior to departing for Corley Hall, our dining facility. At all meals, students should exhibit good table manners and common courtesies. Once they have completed their meals, they are to clean their tables and return their trays to the counter.

After breakfast, students report to the gym or courtyard, where they may visit with other students, or go to the classrooms where teachers may be available for assistance.

School Hours

Boarders do not return to their dorm rooms during the day. They lock their drawer and their rooms and take with them all items needed for school.


Boarders eat during one of two lunch periods with day students, faculty and staff. Students have the option of eating indoors, outside in the courtyard, or on our outdoor bistro.

After School

At the end of the school day, students then report to the gym to change for a team sport or after school activity. All boarders must participate in some form of afterschool activity. After the afternoon physical activities, the students return to the dormitory after 4:30pm to relax, make telephone calls, watch television, and prepare for dinner.


All boarding students are required to attend all meals. At dinner, they will eat with resident faculty and Residential Life staff. Dinner is a community time to enjoy each other’s company and hear evening announcements. The students recognize their peers who have birthdays.

Parents often arrange for a special cake or pizza for their sons or daughters on their birthdays. The resident life staff will gladly assist parents with special plans or orders. A parent should call the Director of Resident Life at least one week before a student’s birthday if the parent wishes to order a special cake, pizza, etc. Throughout the year and at various holiday periods, the food service staff also plans theme or special dinners.

Evening Supervised Study

Except for Fridays and Saturdays, each night includes supervised study periods in which students report to their rooms or the designated study hall to complete homework assignments.

Students must have study materials with them during this time. Resident Faculty are available for guidance and assistance. The boarder will be encouraged to go to the teacher the next morning before class begins if they have questions about any assignment.

After supervised study, students will have time to relax before bed.


Sipple Hall

Built in 1988, Sipple Hall is the school’s dormitory. It includes an administrative office, common rooms, recreation room, and two senior annexes.