Madison Hall sits unassumingly off the University of Mary Washington’s campus walk, behind a shroud of trees.
The dormitory forms a tri-unit with upperclassmen all-female dorm Ball Hall and Madison’s mirror-image, the coed Custis Hall.
But the residents of Madison Hall don’t make those gendered distinctions about their hall-mates. The dorm is home to UMW’s gender-neutral living community—the only one at a public college in Virginia.
They are residents such as Kaitlin Bosch, who simply goes by “Bosch” on campus. Bosch identifies as gender-fluid and prefers the “they” pronoun to being called “he” or “she” in conversation.