Students can participate in the required eight-day residency that begins the semester virtually from home or onsite at Goddard’s campus in Plainfield, VT. For students participating in the residency onsite, the following information applies.

All new students participating in the residency onsite are required to stay on campus during their first residency unless they have a permanent residence within a 50-mile drive of their residency site. For subsequent semesters, students may stay off campus if they participate fully in all residency activities and academic programming.

As space allows, students have the option of requesting single or double rooms (charges vary), single-sex, coed, gender-neutral, scent free, and substance-free housing.

On our Plainfield campus, Village of Learning dorms are hubs of community learning and interaction. Each small dorm (approximately 16 residents) has a lounge for students. The larger dorm, Kilpatrick House, located on the historic part of the campus, has two large lounges. Most Goddard students are housed in double rooms with a roommate. If single rooms are available, they go to students who need them for documented medical reasons and then to others. Additional charges for single rooms apply.

Chemical Sensitivities and Allergies

We have one residence designated as a “fragrance-free” living option on the Vermont campus. As much as is possible we use unscented cleaning products and request that other residents refrain from using scented products in this building. However, it may not be possible to regulate chemical and scented products usage campus-wide.

Food Service

The Vermont dining room is known for excellent, healthful, and varied meals  featuring locally grown food. As a matter of course, vegetarian, vegan and non-vegetarian dishes are offered. The college makes every effort to accommodate the dietary needs of students, particularly those those allergies or sensitivities may be debilitating or life-threatening.

Please contact the Access and Disability Support Office at to discuss your needs in advance of the residency, so that we may assess and determine best options for you.

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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