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SSB’s rooming assignments are based on gender identity, as communicated to SSB. If a student is transitioning (their gender) or identifies as non-binary or non-comforming, we will discuss with them what type of room they prefer or are most comfortable with (either male or female). All students and families are welcome to communicate with SSB to provide more information on what type of lodging experience will be the most comfortable for their student. SSB reserves the right for staff to change rooming assignments for any reason at any time and unfortunately cannot guarantee rooming preferences in all cases due to the nature of international and group travel. Students are not permitted to enter rooms that are not assigned to them unless given permission by the program staff. 

SSB rooming assignments for staff are also based on gender identity and ALL staff also have the right to communicate with SSB to provide more information on what type of lodging experience will be most comfortable for them. 

SSB is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment for all students and staff, regardless of their gender, gender identity or expression, sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or belief, country of origin or any other basis. You can learn more about our commitment here

Dorming Statement

Dorming on program takes place primarily at the University Dorms for students and staff on a Summer Springboard program.

Utmost care is taken to provide safe and secure housing. Accommodations vary based on the campus, but all include exclusive spaces reserved for SSB students and staff.

Dorms on-campus are our home away from home, a place to relax, the gathering place for meals and sanctuary for reflection, team building and leadership after active days.


It is SSB policy that students remain in their rooms for the duration of the night once staff have instructed them to do so. By violating this policy (i.e. sneaking out of your room at night), you put yourselves and others at risk and this is grounds for dismissal from the program. For health reasons, we allow for and encourage eight hours of sleep a night for students, whenever possible.