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Residence Life

Living at

Unity College

Residence life expands your education beyond the classroom. Discover your talent for guitar-playing and two-part harmony. Share socks, backpacks, books. Discuss environmental ethics, canoes, camping gear, biofuel, ski wax and favorite fishing holes.

Did you know that TerraHaus was the first passive solar residence hall in the nation?

Nearly 70% of Unity College students live on campus, forming a close-knit and inclusive community. Our residence halls are relaxed and welcoming, with more doors open than closed. Diverse outlooks and backgrounds make life so much more interesting.

Residence Halls

Our campus community now offers nine residence halls, with the construction of the most recent addition, UnityThree, a living/learning community-style residence hall dedicated for first-year residents.

All residence halls are comfortable double and single rooms connected by common areas. Living on campus makes it easy to roll out of bed and get to class on time. It’s a snap to get to the library, dining center, and all of the great places to play.

Our residential facilities are safe, well maintained, attractive, comfortable, and functional. They are places to live, not just places to sleep. Our residential communities celebrate diversity and strong community involvement. Sustainability is also very important to our residential communities.

Residence Life Staff

The Office of Residence Life is staffed by the Housing Director, two Resident Directors and 15 Student Resident Advisors (RAs) who live in each residence hall. Each RA serves as a personal, cultural, and educational resource for students when outside the classroom.

Campus Safety

Our Campus Safety Office works to foster a safe and secure campus environment. Public safety officers are on duty and patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Exterior doors of all residence halls will be locked 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Residents may access their residence hall using their room key which is configured to open the exterior door. Residents who are locked out may call public safety at 207-509-7232. Students visiting other residence halls are considered guests and should seek access through the residents of the hall they are visiting.

Residence Halls


Cianchette Hall is an 85-bed, suite-styled residence facility designed to provide a quiet atmosphere conducive to scholarship and privacy. Cianchette is divided into four sections, Gold, Green, Red, and Blue.

Sections Green, Red, and Blue each consist of 2 floors with 3 doubles and 4 singles per floor, plus an RA room on the 2nd floor of each section. Section Gold consists of 2 floors with 6 doubles per floor, plus an RA room on the 2nd floor.

Each 15’x15’ room in all 4 sections opens up into the main lounge. Rooms are furnished with beds, dressers, desks and chairs, closet space, and a sink (Gold section rooms do not have a sink).


Constructed to meet LEED Silver standards, the approximately 18,000 square foot, $4.2 million hall houses about 70 students.

Green features have been integrated into every aspect of the design. The suite-style residence hall houses five students per suite. There is also one double suite. Low flow water devices control showers, faucets, and toilets throughout the building. Higher than average insulation levels in the exterior walls are expected to provide R-30 value and R-50 value for the roof, both superior levels by even stringent green standards. The south-facing roof has a solar array and the building is the third on campus heated by wood pellets. Each suite has a kitchenette consisting of a counter with space for a microwave and a sink for washing dishes.


Eastview is 2-story corridor-style residence with 21 rooms per floor that open up into a central hallway.

There are 2 bathrooms on each floor, with a laundry room on the lower floor and a lounge with cable television on the 2nd floor.

Rooms are double occupancy with dimensions of 12′ 6″ x 14′ and have double windows that are 42″ wide and 31″ high. Rooms are furnished with beds, dressers, desks/chairs, and closet space.


Maplewood is a 25-bed upper-class residence, which consists of two wings of double and single rooms split by a central community core.

The central community core, which is the heart of the building, consists of an airlock glass entry way, a community kitchen, a laundry room, a large computer/study room, a bike/kayak storage room, the resident advisor’s room, and a large community lounge. The airlock glass entryway allows a lot of natural lighting into the community lounge. The community kitchen is right off the community lounge, as is the resident advisor’s room. The bike/kayak storage room has only an exterior entranceway to prevent bikes from being wheeled through the residence. The large 18’ x 30’ community lounge has a cathedral ceiling with large skylights to let the natural light shine.

Unity Two

Unity 2

Unity College unveiled a new residence hall in 2016 that allows it to keep pace with peak enrollment while providing students a “living laboratory” in sustainable energy management.

Constructed to meet LEED Silver standards, the approximately 18,000-square-foot, residence hall was designed by SMRT Inc. of Portland.

The residence hall – is named Unity 2 and was built on the sylvan campus next to Clifford Hall, one of the college’s most recent residence halls, completed with next-generation energy efficiency features in 2015.

Unity Three:

  • The new two-story, 18,200-square-foot residence hall houses incoming freshmen. The Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant residence hall has 74 student beds and is heated and cooled by air-source heat pumps. All bathrooms and showers are private. The building has common spaces and spaces for group studying.


Westview is a two story, corridor style residence with 19 rooms per floor that open up into a central hallway.

There are 2 bathrooms on each floor, with laundry facilities and a lounge with cable television on the 2nd floor. Rooms are double occupancy with dimensions of 12.5′ x 14’10” and double windows that are 40″ wide and 30″ high.

The rooms are furnished with beds, dressers, desks/chairs, and closet space

Wood Hall

Each floor has a shared bathroom. The 1st floor includes a large laundry/common room and a lounge equipped with cable television. The 1st floor is coed, the 2nd floor is all male, and the 3rd floor is all female. All rooms are double occupancy with dimensions of 12′ x 15′ and have double windows that are 36″ wide and 48″ high.

Rooms are furnished with beds, dressers, desks/chairs, and closet space.