Fairmont is one of the smallest communities on campus, housing only 66 students. All rooms share hallway bathrooms, with the exception of four suites on two floors, and are mostly double rooms with some triples and quads. Fairmont Hall is home to all first-year students who are placed in the building by their first-year seminar.
One Redlands tradition which finds its home at this hall is the Fairmont Rock. Other residence halls and student organizations attempt to "attack" the rock, and Fairmont community members take a great deal of pride in defending their Rock with water balloons or strategized hose spraying.
Residents of Fairmont Hall engage in Community Standards meetings throughout each semester in which they discuss the policies they live by and hold each other accountable. These meetings give students the opportunity to communicate openly and effectively and live harmoniously with others around them.
Community Assistants are undergraduate student staff members who also live in the hall and provide residents with programming and events, such as movie nights, socials, crafts, sports events, study nights, and about varying topics. The student staff members are available to residents should they need help finding a location on campus, a peer to talk to, academic advice, or a roommate mediation. Our Community Assistants are chosen from a selective hiring process and trained prior to the start of the school year.