Housing & Residence Life

Residence Halls

The majority of our freshmen and sophomores live in one of three residence halls: Smith, Sunderland, and Wallace.  The halls are staffed by a professional live-in Hall Director or Graduate Assistant and a number of Resident Assistants (RAs).  RAs are undergraduate students who organize group events such as holiday decorating contests, Super Bowl Parties, and hall trick-or-treating for neighborhood children.  Hall program attendance and participation in impromptu pizza parties, late-night chats and study sessions can lead to strong friendships.  When you live in a residence hall, it's easy to find someone who will see a local band, check out an art gallery or volunteer alongside you!  RAs can also provide assistance with transitional struggles, roommate issues, and academic concerns.  

Smith Hall
Sunderland Hall
Wallace Hall


Smith Hall

Smith Hall (Virtual Tour)

Smith Hall was built in 1966 and houses approximately 152 residents in traditional suite-style arrangement: 2 students per room who share a central bathroom. Although the hall is co-ed, suites are gender-specific. Smith Hall is the only builidng with a community kitchen. Meet the Staff

Room features:

  • Room size:  15'7" x 11'6"
  • Stationary furniture
  • 2 twin-size beds with built-in drawers underneath
  • 2 desk-vanity combinations & 2 desk chairs
  • 1 compact refrigerator
  • 1 microwave
  • Shelving unit above the desks
  • Shared dresser
  • 2 closets
  • Mini-blinds
  • 4 electrical outlets
  • 2 Internet jacks and Wi-Fi
  • 1 cable jack
  • Central heat/air-conditioning

Perks of Living in Smith:

  • There are two additional closets in the bathroom
  • Two sinks with a counter-top for make-up and hairstyling tools.
  • If your preferred method of relaxation is a bubble bath, then Smith is your building!
  • If a co-ed floor isn't your style, sign up for Smith. Men reside in the 1st floor east wing, and women reside in the 1st floor west wing.
  • Smith is the only residence hall with a pool table. 

Sunderland Hall

Sunderland Hall (Virtual Tour)

Sunderland Hall, which opened in 2005, houses 132 residents in suites consisting of two bathrooms and four private bedrooms with a closet.  Although the hall is co-ed, suites are gender-specific. Each suite has a microwave and compact refrigerator. Meet the Staff

Room features:

  • Room size:  9'6" x 14'8"
  • Twin-size bed that can be lofted using other room furniture
  • 1 dresser
  • 1 desk with credenza & 1 chair
  • 1 shelf
  • Mini-blinds
  • 6 electrical outlets
  • 2 Internet jacks and Wi-Fi
  • 1 cable jack
  • Central heat/air-conditioning

Perks of Living in Sunderland:

  • Living-Learning Communities: Live with the freshmen in your CORE 101 class who have similar interests.
  • Single-occupancy rooms are a treat.
  • Bedroom carpet = homey feel!
  • Two people to a bathroom instead of four!
  • Each floor has a classroom that can easily become a movie room with built-in projectors.
  • Elevator & ADA-accessible housing available.

 

Wallace Hall

Wallace Hall (Virtual Tour)

Wallace Hall, renovated in the summer of 2010, is home to approximately 130 students in traditional suite-style arrangement:  2 students per room who share a central bathroom. Although the hall is co-ed, suites are gender-specific. Meet the Staff

  • South wing room size:  11'8" x 9'10"
  • North wing room size:  15' x 17'
  • 1st floor rooms have a mustard accent wall
  • 2nd floor rooms have a burnt orange accent wall
  • 3rd floor rooms have an avocado green accent wall
  • 2 twin-size beds that come with lofting pieces
  • 2 desks, each with a credenza & desk chair
  • 2 dressers
  • 1 in-room sink
  • 2 closets
  • 1 compact refrigerator
  • 1 microwave
  • Mini-blinds
  • 6 electrical outlets
  • 2 Internet jacks & Wi-Fi
  • 1 cable jack
  • Central heat/air-conditioning

Perks of Living in Wallace:

  • Wallace retains the exterior 20th century charm, while the interior screams "hip" with designer flooring & paint.
  • Enjoy leather lounge furniture and a new community room.
  • In-room sinks allow more people to get ready at the same time
  • Elevator & ADA-accessible housing available.

 

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