Monday Night Dinner, Vespers, Senior Coffee, Dorm Olympics, Dorm dinners, faculty home gatherings, outdoor movies…Stevenson’s traditions have invited generations of students to explore the diversity of residential life while discovering their own communities on campus.

For almost 300 resident students and the faculty living on campus, Stevenson’s residential program inspires a diverse and authentic community built on our core values of trust, respect, safety, belonging, and inclusion. Stevenson’s six campus dormitories offer a home away from home where students can connect with a global student body, explore new friendships, honor differences, study and kick back with friends, rest and recharge, or spend quality time with resident families (and their pets and children!) in a relaxed setting.

Steve and Emi Katzman appreciated the connections that their son, Philo Katzman ‘02, made with resident faculty families when he attended Stevenson. In his honor, the family established the Weekend Activities at Faculty Homes Endowment in 2021 to support boarding students’ weekend activities at resident faculty homes. When asked about supporting this initiative, Steve and Emi shared, “Alongside other vibrant communities on the Stevenson campus, our son valued the weekend visits to the homes of resident faculty. They included brunches and baking, playing with faculty children and pets, and having an opportunity to be with and learn from adults at the school outside of coaching and teaching. It was like a few hours of vacation for him. We wanted to help the School and decided supporting these visits into the future would be a good way to do that.”

Lucy Stockdale, director of residential life, has witnessed the fruits of this support. “Thanks to the Katzman’s endowment, we continue to build closer bonds with our students outside the classroom with a variety of meaningful experiences both on and off campus. Spending time with students on the weekend outside the classroom helps us all cherish the quieter moments, and it gives students a better sense of the entire community around them.”