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, 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


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

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.

Donner Standard Single

Donner Standard Double

Donner Standard Triple

Donner Basement Lounge

Room & Building Photos

Floor Plans

- Rooms
- Buildings

Donner House
Mandy Best

Housefellow Many Best

Her advice to first-year students: "Be intentional with and protective of your time."
Donner Facility Coordinator Clif Stanford

Clif Stanford

A member of the CMU community for over 30 years, Clif manages the daily operations of housing facilities on the Hill as well as in Doherty, Resnik, West Wing, and Donner.