Donner House-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Donner House

Donner is a first-year residence hall full of history, folklore, pride ... and its residents bleed blue! With large rooms and spacious lounges, the building encourages residents throughout the building to get to know each other. Residents share central baths and the building is coed by wing, but each wing is single gender. This residence hall has a TV lounge, study lounge, recreational area, laundry facilities, and a kitchen.

Because of Donner's close proximity to the design, architecture, and art studios, as well as to Skibo gym, Donner often draws large groups of both art students and athletes. Donner represents a truly diverse community that embraces and celebrates different and unique interests, passions, and personalities.

Donner House at a Glance

ROOM TYPES: Standard singles, doubles, and triples

CAPACITY: 239 residents

DEMOGRAPHICS: First-year, male, female

LOCATION: The Hill

AMENITIES: TV lounge, study lounge, recreational area, laundry facilities, air conditioning, kitchen, prime campus location

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Donner House
Housefellow
Mandy Best

Housefellow Many Best

Her advice to first-year students: "Be intentional with and protective of your time."

Donner House Facility Coordinator Dan Askin

Dan Askin

A member of the CMU community for more than 26 years, Dan manages the daily operations of housing facilities on the Hill and in the Intersection, as well as private residences.