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Fairfax Apartments

Fairfax Apartments is an upperclass building in the Oakland community, in close proximity to all the offerings of Craig Street and the main campus. Residents have their own kitchens and bathrooms as a part of the apartment style living, as well as access to common laundry facilities, a gym, an amazing sundeck, and a community room.

The Fairfax experience allows students to have freedom and independence coupled with the opportunity to connect with a community. The weekly community event – “Fairfax Family Night” – is a time where many residents choose to connect with one another and hang out in the building’s community room.

Fairfax at a Glance

ROOM TYPES: Efficiency (2 occupants), one bedroom (2 occupants), two bedroom (3 occupants)

CAPACITY: 381 residents


DEMOGRAPHICS: Upper-class, male, female

AMENITIES: Laundry facilities, a community space, gym, rooftop sundeck, air conditioning

Virtual Tours

Residence hall and apartment virtual tours and photos represent samples of rooms and amenities. Rooms and apartments may differ in layout, size, and configuration.

Fairfax Apartment Double Bedroom

Fairfax Apartment Living Room

Fairfax Efficiency Apartment Double

Fairfax Rooftop Sundeck

Room & Building Photos

Fairfax Apartments

Floor plans

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Fairfax Housefellow
Josh Schaldenbrand
"Fairfax is awesome because of its location – it’s close to all of the great things that happen on Craig Street, Fifth Avenue, and Forbes Avenue."

Fairfax Apartments
Facility Coordinator
Dave Nagy
Part of the CMU community since 1996, Dave manages the daily operations of the Oakland community including Shady Oak, Neville, the Residence on Fifth, Fairfax, Webster, Shirley, The Highlands, as well as private residences.