Eight dorm parents, who are either single, married, or married with children, live in the dorm with the students. The work the dorm parents do in the dorm is the largest part of their work at Westover. These dorm parents
provide Westover's "home away from home". They also serve as advisors to individual students and sometimes advisors to clubs. They can be counted on to have a Bandaid for a blister, an egg for making cake, advice for a broken heart, compassionate critique, and a hug when needed. Each dorm parent is on-duty 3 nights each week, and they are on-duty every other weekend. The time that dorm parents spend with students makes the Westover residential program unique.
Proctors are junior or senior students who are elected by students and selected by faculty to act as support and mentors to their corridor of girls. Proctors live on corridor with their girls and assist the dorm parent with "check-in"," in-room", and "goodnights". Many students go to proctors to find help with roommate conflicts, to talk, or just to "hang out"!