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Room Types

Residence hall rooms, apartments and houses are available through Housing Services.

Residence Hall Rooms
  • Grouped and priced by occupancy (number of students per room by design) and classification (standard, prime and suite).
  • Singles, doubles, triples and quads are available although first-year students are rarely assigned to singles or quads.
  • Classification is primarily based on bathroom privacy although other criteria may also be involved.
  • No in-room cooking facilities.
  • Standard rooms share a large, central bathroom facility. Most first-year students are assigned to standard rooms.
  • Prime rooms generally share a private or semi-private bathroom with no more than five students; typically two rooms will be adjoined by a bathroom or two rooms off the same entranceway will share a bathroom.
  • Suite-style rooms share a semi-private bathroom as well as a common living area. First-year students are rarely assigned to this accommodation because of the high demand by returning students.

Apartments
  • Grouped and priced by occupancy, location and number of bedrooms.
  • Efficiency, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments are available.
  • In-room cooking facilities.

Houses
  • Grouped and priced by occupancy and location.
  • Includes bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, a living room, private bath and laundry facilities.
  • Few first-year students are assigned to houses, again due to the high demand by returning students.