Off-campus houses are college-owned buildings that are not dorms but are used to house students. There are over twenty such houses. Many are dedicated specific parts of the Carleton community as interest houses. A group of off-campus houses located between the campus and Division Street are collectively known as called town houses.
Off-campus houses should not be confused with living off-campus through the use of the Northfield Option, which allows students to live in residences that are not owned by the college.
The application process for off-campus houses varies depending on the house. For those that are designated as interest houses, there is an application period during Winter Term. For others, such as Hall House, rooms are distributed via Room Draw, just as with dorms.
Off-campus houses are not available to freshmen, who are assigned a dorm room based on a preference form.
List of Off-Campus Houses
This list does not include the town houses, which are listed under their own article.
- Allen House, located at 111 North Division Street
- Art House, located at 216 College Street
- Benton House, located at 118 Winona Street, the home of Sci-Fi House
- Berg House, located at 112 Union Street, the home of Women's Awareness House
- Chaney House, located at 701 East Second Street, the home of Knight House
- Clader House, located at 209 East Second Street
- Dacie Moses House, located at 110 Union Street
- Douglas House, located at 401 East Third Street, the home of F.I.S.H. House
- Dow House, located at 109 South Division Street
- Faculty Club, located at 715-721 East Second Street
- Faculty Club Annex, located at 715-721 East Second Street.
- Farm House, located off Highway 19 on R.R. #2, one of the homes of Sustainable Living House
- Geffert House, located at 112 Division Street, the home of Green House
- Hall House, located at 210-212 East First Street, the home of La Casa del Sol
- Hill House, located at 205 College Street
- Hunt Cottage, located at 106 Union Street, the home of ASIA House
- Huntington House, located at 119 College Street
- Jewett House, located at 216 Union Street, the home of Culinary House
- Page House, located at 218 College Street
- Parish House, located at 419 East Third Street, the home of Language House
- Parr House, located next to Farm House on R.R. #2, the other home of Sustainable Living House
- Prentice House, located at 107 North Division Street, the home of Q&A House
- Rice House, located at 208 College Street
- Seccombe House, located at 111-113 Nevada Street, the home of CANOE House
- Stadium, located under the stands of Laird Stadium.
- Stimson House, located at 300 East First Street, the home of the Multicultural Center
- Williams House, located at 109 Union Street, the home of Freedom House
- Wilson House, located at 116 North Division Street
Previous Off-Campus Houses
The following off-campus houses were once available as student housing, but either have been torn down or changed to other uses.
- Reynolds House, located at 100 Union Street, the home of Jewish House is scheduled to be torn down in the summer of 2010.
- Watson House, located at 111 Maple Street. Watson House is scheduled to be torn down during the summer of 2010.