Campus Housing

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Nashville, TN
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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Ok. I live in Pembroke, an all male community style dorm (meaning the entire floor shares a bathroom that gets cleaned on a daily [?] basis). We are commonly referred to as a fraternity, and I feel that is a good comparison. Since all of us on a floor need to use the same bathroom, it is likely that we all know each other's names. We commonly hang out in the Pembroke lobby, oddly enough one of the most popular places on campus to be among freshman. Our building is 100+ years old and it looks that way, smells that way and feels that way. It is by no means perfect, but I am definitely going to miss living here next year.... at least for a while.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in a dorm room at Belmont University is great because the Resident Assistants are very nice and helpful. The facilities are also very clean which makes the process a lot easier.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: When I first moved in to my dorm, everyone helping us carry our stuff commented on how large the room was. Even in the older dorms, Belmont's rooms offer a huge amount of space compared to other schools. They do not feel like closets, or cells, but truly feel like homey, spacious rooms that you can really make yours. Living in an older dorm, I really felt like I was living in a home, not a dorm. Also, most dorms, especially freshman dorms, are a perfect distance from campus. I usually leave only 5 minutes or so before a class and get there right on time. Social life within residence halls is great, and I am friendly with all the girls in my dorm and know most of them by name. All residence halls are so close together that it is really easy to meet people in your area!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: living on campus is very expensive and there is always construction. The school keeps building more and remodeling, I do not agree with that at all. I do not like thinking that are money is going to construction when there is plenty of housing options already.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty good for the most part, but the older dorms can be frustrating.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 62nd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 132nd
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 141st
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 391st
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tara Knott
Hometown
Geneva, Illinois
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2012
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With enrollment on the rise, Belmont continues to up its game with housing options. Several new dorms have popped up on campus in the past few years. Patton Hall/Bear House, which opened in 2010, is for freshmen only and is easily the nicest dorm at Belmont. It’s modeled after another new freshman dorm—Maple Hall, which is in a great central location no matter where your classes are. However, Belmont’s historic dorms—Hail, Heron, and Pembroke—are truly in the heart of campus. These dorms are older and a little smaller, but residents love the strong sense of community, due in part to the resident assistants (RAs) and resident directors (RDs). There’s an RA on each floor of a dorm and one RD who oversees them. They host monthly dorm-wide events and conduct inspections each semester to check for contraband like alcohol, drugs, or candles. For upperclassmen, Belmont offers dorms and on-campus apartments. Wright Hall and Maddox Hall aren't as nice, but the rooms are gigantic. Upperclassmen can also live in Kennedy or Thrailkill halls. Thrailkill isn't on the main campus, but it’s well worth the distance. The lounge boasts a flat-screen TV and comfortable couches, making it a perfect hangout spot.

Once you’ve earned 60 credit hours, you can move to one of Belmont’s apartment complexes—Bruin Hills, Hillside, or Belmont Commons. Apartment life is a little quieter because students are busier with classes and internships, but there are community events hosted at the complex’s clubhouse for those who are interested. Each clubhouse has laundry facilities and mail services. The main complaint students have about Belmont housing is the cost, but most will follow that up with how much they’ve loved living on campus. You’ll find a close community of friends no matter where you live, but staying on campus will only strengthen those bonds.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,710
Average Housing Costs
$5,450
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for international students
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
52%
Freshmen Living On Campus
97%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
Patton Hall & Bear House
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Kennedy Hall
  • Thrailkill Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Wright Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Maddox Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Internet connection
Available for Rent
Some dorms offer checkout of vacuum cleaners and games at the front desk.
Did You Know?
  • When the presidential debates came to Belmont in 2008, people were not allowed to call the lawn in front of Wright/Maddox the "Grassy Knoll," as it had been called for years. The University did not want any connotation with the grassy knoll from the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.
  • Heron Hall is said to be haunted. Tales about the Heron ghost get interesting especially around Halloween.
  • All freshmen live in dorms and most of the dorms are for freshmen. Upperclassmen mostly live in the campus apartments or off campus.
  • Residents of dorms can have visitors of the opposite sex, but they have to sign them in. And while they are in the room together, the door has to be cracked or the pair will be written up by the RA on duty. Visitation usually ends at 11 p.m. on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends. There are visitation rules for the apartments as well, but they're looser-you don't have to sign anyone in and visitation technically ends at midnight on weekdays and at 2 a.m. on weekends. Technically.
  • Bruin Hills apartments used to be low-income housing projects, but were bought by Belmont in the '90sand turned into campus apartments.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Hail Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, piano, student lounge, TV lounge, vending machines
Heron Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, mail room, piano, student lounge, TV lounge, vending machines; one of the oldest buildings on campus
Kennedy Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Classroom spaces, elevator, floor lounges, individual climate-controlled rooms, laundry facilities, tile floors, vending machines
Maddox Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchens, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, student lounge with big-screen TV and pool table, vending machines
Maple Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suite (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Elevator, individual climate-controlled rooms, laundry facilities, student lounge, tile floors, vending machines
Patton Hall & Bear House
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Card access only, classroom spaces, community kitchen, elevators, individual climate-controlled rooms, laundry facilities, student lounge, study lounge, tile floors, vending machines
Pembroke Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: In-room sinks, laundry facilities, mail room, student lounge with big-screen TV
Thrailkill Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Classroom space, elevators, individual climate-controlled rooms, laundry facilities, parking garage, student lounge, study lounge, tile floors, TV lounge, vending machines
Wright Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, courtyard, elevator, individual climate-controlled rooms, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, student lounge with pool table and TV, study lounges

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Belmont Commons
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Community clubhouse with meeting and activity rooms, full kitchen, furnished living areas, gated community and parking lots, laundry facilities, vending machines
Utilities included
Bruin Hills
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Carpeted units, community clubhouse with meeting room, full kitchen, furnished living areas, gated community, laundry facilities
Students often grill on the back porch of the clubhouse or study at the picnic tables; utilities included
The Hillside Apartments
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Community clubhouse with multipurpose room, full kitchen, furnished living areas, gated community, patio or balcony in each unit
Utilities included

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