Fellows live in the CDE building, a large, architecturally distinguished building on the College campus, or CDE-arranged college housing. The CDE building contains a classroom, computer lab, dining room, communal kitchen, bedrooms, common living rooms, recreational space and administrative offices under one roof. The interaction among fellows made possible by this arrangement is a unique feature of the CDE program.
Ten meals weekly are served at the CDE while other meals are eaten in any of several College dining halls. While the winters can be long and the academics rigorous, fellows still manage to have a good time. Whether there is a scheduled campus-wide event, an event specifically designed for CDE fellows, or spontaneous playing in the snow, fellows are able to participate in a full range of College and CDE academic and social activities.