Life at Mitchell

A vibrant community designed by you

“I was looking for a small community…I have a lot of friends here and they are as close to me as family.”

Orson Sinclair ‘17

 Living on our waterfront campus in New London puts you in the right place to make real connections. Residence halls bring together living communities where people share a special interest, such as an academic drive, an athletic team or a common club. Would you like to have a focus for your floor? Whether it’s community service or quiet study time, leadership building or easy access to tutoring and advising, we’ve created a place for you. Would you like to design your own community? Fill a floor with your friends or team members to create your own community. We will help you do it!

Residence Life - Housing Options
Mitchell College offers traditional rooms in residence halls that are co-ed by floor, suite-style living, and apartment style living. 

Residence Halls

*Denotes designated substance-free residence

Mariner Hall is a four-story, suite style residence hall with 2 community lounges and laundry facilities.  The hall is coed by suite and accommodates 112 students.  Each suite consists of 3 double bedrooms, a kitchenette and 2 full bathrooms.  Rooms are climate controlled, including air conditioning. Students must be a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum 2.50 GPA and a clean conduct record to live in this residence. 

*Matteson Hall is co-ed by floor with common bathrooms, lounges and laundry facilities. The building provides a full kitchen on the first floor and a kitchenette on the 2nd floor and accommodates 121 students. Students must be freshmen or sophomores to live in this residence.  This a substance free-living environment. 

Simpson Hall  is co-ed by floor and has common bathrooms, lounges, laundry facilities and 2 kitchenettes. This residence is designated for sophomores, juniors, and seniors and accommodates 116 students.  

*Saunders Hall is a designated freshmen residence hall and is co-ed by floor with common bathrooms, lounges and laundry facilities.  This is a substance-free living environment and accommodates 112 students. 

*Moorings, Harbor House and Fair Haven are located on Pequot Avenue, and a short walk from campus, these three waterfront residences are home to the Thames at Mitchell program.  These historic Victorian and Colonial homes each house between 20 and 30 students and offer unique rooms; many with water views. Each hall has a lounge, laundry room and common area bathroom. 

Apartment Style Residences

Montauk Apartments accommodates 20 students. Each apartment shares a bathroom and kitchen and the first floor contains bathrooms and a full kitchen. Residents are expected to have independent living skills in order to reside in these apartments and are responsible for maintaining their own bathroom and kitchen areas. Laundry facilities are in the basement and the residence provides air conditioning.  This is a designated living and learning environment for upper classmen (Juniors and Seniors) who are seeking the experience of apartment living while enjoying the convenience of living on campus. 

*East Winds House located two blocks off campus is an easy 5-minute walk to dining, classes and the hub of campus life.  East Winds provides an independent living opportunity and accommodates 36 students in one-and two-bedrooms. The residence includes a full kitchen, washer and dryer, a project area and common lounge area.  This is a designated living and learning environment for sophomores, juniors and seniors and is a substance-free living environment 

The Mitchell Dock - App
Getting involved has never been easier with our new Campus Life app & website!
The new Campus Life app has officially launched – download it today for free by searching “Mitchell Dock” in the app store to check it out! You can also view events and find out more ways to connect through clubs, intramural and recreational sports, and more on the website: https://mitchell.presence.io/.
Student Organizations, Clubs & Activities

There are so many ways to get involved at Mitchell! Visit mitchell.edu/activities to learn more!

Virtual Campus Life

Join us on social media for Virtual Campus Life!

While students are away from campus during the COVID-19 break, join us for Virtual Campus Life!

Facebook @MitchellCampusLife

Instagram @mccampuslife

Our student life and residential life team is busy creating some amazing activities that you can participate in virtually to help us all stay connected with our friends! Here are just a few of the things we are planning for our new Virtual Campus Life:


  • Closed Cafe Kitchen with Mike & Brandon: online cooking tutorials
  • Coffee Chat with Jess & Jess
  • Mariner Internet Challenges including Photo Challenges and Dance Challenges
  • Mitchell College Spotify playlists
  • Sip & Paint: Create a painting or drawing by following staff instruction
  • Online Bingo
  • Be sure to check the Mitchell Dock app or online at mitchell.presence.io every day for updates.


Commuter Students

For some students, it just makes sense to commute from home. Campus life is for you, too! You can participate in a campus meal plan, make a home away from home in the commuter lounge in Nathan Hale Hall and be just as involved in activities, service, student government and leadership.

Health & Wellness

Caring for the whole person.

Consistent with our mission of holistic education, Mitchell College seeks to care for the whole student during their time on campus, supporting students’ physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. For more information, hours and services, visit Health & Wellness.


Accessibility Services

In accordance with state and federal law, Mitchell College is committed to providing accommodations to eligible students and visitors with disabilities in order to ensure accessibility and equal opportunities to its programs, services, and activities. Accessibility Services, located in the Duques Center, facilitates reasonable accommodations for students who disclose a disability, meet the eligibility requirement and request accommodations through Accessibility Services. 

For more information…

Visit: mitchell.edu/access

Email: accessibility@mitchell.edu

Phone: 860-701-5790

Comprehensive skill and strategy support goes above and beyond what federal law requires. If you are interested in fee-based comprehensive academic support in addition to accommodations, please visit the Bentsen Learning Center.


Campus Safety

Learn more at Campus Safety.

Peace Day 2019

September 26, 2019 on the Mitchell College Green

Meet the Student Affairs Team!

Erik Costa

Director of Campus Safety

Phone: 860-701-5182
Fax: 860-701-5787
Office: Nathan Hale

Katrina Feyerherm

Katrina Feyerherm, M.S.

Director of Residence Life

Phone: 860-701-5045
Fax: 860-701-5787
Office: Duques 211

Link: https://zoom.us/j/4768655823
Office Hours: 9am-6pm
Zoom Office Hours:
By appointment only

Amanda (Mandy) Rae Fairbrother

Assistant Director of Residence Life

Katrina Feyerherm

Brandon Gennotti

Residence Hall Director at Thames at Mitchell

Phone: 860-701-5045
Fax: 860-701-3506
Office: Moorings

Zoom Personal Meeting ID: 862-829-7311
Link: https://zoom.us/j/8628297311
Office Hours: 12pm-8pm
Zoom Office Hours:

By appointment only

Diane Miller

Executive Assistant for Student Affairs

Phone: 860-701-5093
Fax: 860-701-5787
Office: Duques 2nd Floor

Zoom Personal Meeting ID:  915-689-6206
Link: https://zoom.us/j/9156896206
Zoom Office Hours:
Monday: 10am-12pm
Tuesday: 8am-10am
Thursday: 10am-12pm
Friday: 8am-10am

Rachard Nash

Residential Student Support for the Mystic Program and Thames at Mitchell

Phone: 860-701-5213
Office: Matteson 106

Zoom Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 4pm-10pm
Weekend schedule varies

Kathleen (Kat) O'Brien, M.Ed.

Student Activities Coordinator and Residence Hall Director, Mariner Hall

Phone: 860-701-5335
Office: Mariner 100

Zoom Personal Meeting ID: 759-961-8076
Link: https://zoom.us/j/7599618076
Office Hours: 9am-6pm
Zoom Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 2pm-4pm

Jessica O'Connor

Residence Hall Director at Thames at Mitchell

Phone: 860-701-7713
Office: Fair Haven 11

Zoom Personal Meeting ID: 426-901-2588
Link: https://zoom.us/j/4269012588
Office Hours: 10am-6pm
Zoom Office Hours:

By appointment only

Michael Shepard

Residence Hall Director

Phone: 860-701-5746
Office: Saunders 100

Zoom Personal Meeting ID: 679-159-8227
Link: https://zoom.us/j/6791598227
Office Hours
Zoom Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10:30am-1pm
Also by appointment

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Class of 2016, Psychology


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