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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.


Room Type Definitions

  • Prime Double - Two residents sharing one bedroom; three to five residents sharing one semi-private bathroom
  • Prime Single - One resident in a single bedroom by themselves; three to five residents sharing one semi-private bathroom
  • Prime Triple - Three residents sharing one bedroom; three to five residents sharing one semi-private bathroom
  • Prime Quad - Four residents sharing one bedroom; three to five residents sharing one semi-private bathroom
  • Standard Double - Two residents sharing one bedroom; community bathroom shared with an entire floor or wing
  • Standard Single - One resident in a bedroom by themselves; community bathroom shared with an entire floor or wing
  • Standard Triple - Three residents sharing one bedroom; community bathroom shared with an entire floor or wing
  • Stever Double - Two residents sharing one bedroom; community bathroom shared with an entire wing; air-conditioning provided
  • Suite Double - Two residents sharing one bedroom within a suite (that contains other additional bedrooms); bathroom and living room/lounge area shared with the other residents of that suite (3 to 8 residents total); Resnik and West Wing only
  • Suite Single - One resident in a bedroom by themselves within a suite (that contains other additional bedrooms); bathroom and living room/lounge area shared with the other residents of that suite (3 to 8 residents total); Resnik and West Wing only
  • Apartment Double - Two residents sharing one bedroom within an apartment unit; semi-private bathroom, living room and kitchen shared with the other residents of that apartment (2 to 6 residents total)
  • Apartment Single - One resident in a bedroom by themselves within an apartment unit (that contains additional bedrooms); semi-private bathroom, living room and kitchen shared with the other residents of that apartment (2 to 6 residents total)
  • Apartment Triple - Three residents sharing one bedroom within an apartment unit (that may contain other additional bedrooms); semi-private bathroom, living room and kitchen shared with the other residents of that apartment (2 to 6 residents total)
  • Efficiency Apartment Double - Two residents sharing one bedroom with an apartment unit; semi-private bathroom and kitchen shared amongst the two residents; living room furniture in bed/main room (no separate bedroom from living area)
  • Efficiency Apartment Single - One resident in one bedroom within an apartment unit; private bathroom and kitchen; living room furniture (if any) in main/bed room (no separate living room area)
  • Efficiency Apartment Triple - Three residents sharing one bedroom with an apartment unit; semi-private bathroom and kitchen shared amongst the two residents; living room furniture in bed/main room (no separate bedroom from living area)
  • Prime Apartment Triple - Same as the "Apartment Triple" but with additional square feet of space within the apartment
  • Prime Efficiency Triple - Same as "Efficiency Triple" but with additional square feet of space within the apartment
  • Prime Efficiency Double - Same as "Efficiency Double" but with additional square feet of space within the apartment
  • Apartment Suite Double - Two residents sharing one bedroom within an apartment unit (that contains other additional bedrooms); semi-private bathroom and kitchen shared amongst the other residents of that apartment (3 to 6 residents total); no living room area; Shady Oak Apartments only
  • Apartment Suite Single - One resident in one bedroom within an apartment unit (that contains other additional bedrooms); semi-private bathroom and kitchen shared amongst the other residents of that apartment (3 to 6 residents total); no living room area; Shady Oak Apartments only
  • House Double - Two residents sharing one bedroom within a house (that contains other additional bedrooms); semi-private bathroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen shared with the other residents of the house (5 to 8 residents total)
  • House Single - One resident in one bedroom within a house (that contaings other additional bedrooms); semi-private bathroom, living room, dining room, and kitchen shared with the other residents of the house (5 to 8 residents total)
  • Double as Single or Apartment Double as Single - One resident in one bedroom that is normally occupied by two residents; offered on an extremely limited basis at a higher cost; primarily for RA and CA staff in select buildings only