Campus Housing

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms can be a little janky, and definitely need to be redone. But overall, there are pretty nice accommodations. I like that everyone has to live on campus because it does create a nice atmosphere. Everyone's there and hanging out.

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing lottery is awful. Upper class men have ended up in alcohol free dorms. Housing is way over priced for what you get.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is great for on-campus requirements. It would be better if we could live off campus as the apartments would be nicer, but it very convenient to be on campus at all times.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The apartments are awesome but most dorms are nothing special.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 195th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 315th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 523rd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 835th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tenell Felder
Hometown
Columbia, SC
Major
Political Science/Communications
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All freshmen and sophomores live in the dorms, and most students feel that this is a valuable part of connecting with other students. There are few complaints about Furman's dorms, although most students agree that Blackwell is the worst residence hall. South housing is popular for its large rooms, convenience to the University Center, and social atmosphere. But many are attracted to Lakeside's view of the lake and suite bathrooms. While many cringe at the community bathrooms, others are glad to live in a place where the bathroom is professionally cleaned everyday, and they force freshmen to interact with their hallmates.

Each freshman hall has a theme, and halls compete against each other fiercely during orientation week. Many freshmen form social groups from their hall and brother/sister halls which last all four years. RAs and freshman advisors, or Frads, are dedicated to adapting their hall to college life. The social atmosphere of dorm life seems to overshadow most shortcomings of the dorms themselves. However, some are furnished with outdated and decrepit furniture, and the mattresses leave much to be desired. Recently, some freshmen have been forced to turn double rooms into triples due to a housing shortage. Still, some students find it hard to leave the dorms after two years.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
2,475
Average Housing Costs
$5,818
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
90%
Number of Dormitories
17
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Geer Hall
  • Poteat Hall
Worst Dorms
Blackwell Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Internet connection
  • MicroFridge
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Theme housing, language houses, living and learning communities, Greek halls, and environmental housing.
Did You Know?
  • Generally, freshmen and sophomores live in the dorms, and juniors and seniors live in on-campus apartments. Because there is not enough housing, however, there is a lottery for seniors who desire to live off-campus.
  • Furman resident assistants are the lowest paid among comparable colleges and universities.
  • All students receive free cable and Internet connections.
  • There are free laundry facilities in every residence hall and apartment.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

AD Hall
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 21
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, study room, microfridge, sink and medicine cabinet in room.
Bell Tower Cabin
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 8
Bathrooms: Two full
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four 2-person bedrooms
Special Features: Full kitchen, furnished living room, laundry, parking, located on the lake.
Bell Tower Eco Cottage
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 8
Bathrooms: Two full
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four 2-person bedrooms
Special Features: Students pledge to live a more environmentally-friendly life, use energy-saving devices, full kitchen, furnished living room, laundry, parking, located on the lake.
Bell Tower Hut
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 6
Bathrooms: Two full
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two 3-person bedrooms
Special Features: Full kitchen, furnished living room, laundry, parking, located on the lake.
Bell Tower Shack
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by shack
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One 4-person bedroom
Special Features: Full kitchen, furnished living room, laundry, parking, located on the lake.
Blackwell Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Air conditioning, microfridge, balcony on each floor, volleyball and basketball courts, extra storage.
Chiles Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 104
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, microfridge, extra storage space, kitchenette on each hall.
Gambrell Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 140
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, microfridge, extra storage space, kitchenette on each hall.
Geer Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 140
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Air conditioning, loftable beds, microfridge, sink and medicine cabinet, porch in each building, study rooms.
Haynsworth
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 110
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen floors and upperclassmen floors
Room Types: Suite-stlye doubles, triples
Special Features: Air condioning, microfridge, storage space, laundry, kitchenette on each floor.
Judson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Shared by room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite-style double, singles, triples
Special Features: Air conditioning, microfridge, laundry, kitchenette on each floor, laundry, storage space, game room.
Manly Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, microfridge, sink and medicine cabinet, laundry, porch in each building.
McBee Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Suite-style doubles and triples
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Shared by suite
Special Features: Lofted beds, air conditioning, carpet, two-person couch, microfridge, laundry, kitchenette, porches in each building.
McGlothlin Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Single, double
Special Features: Microfridge sink and medicine cabinet, bed lofts, carpet, two-person couch, storage space, balcony in each building.
Poteat Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 140
Bathrooms: Community
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, microfridge, sink and medicine cabinet, laundry, porches in each building, study rooms.
Ramsay Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 80
Bathrooms: Suite-style doubles, singles, triples
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Shared by suite
Special Features: Air conditioning, microfridge, kitchenette on each floor, laundry, piano room, recreation room.
Townes Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Suite-style doubles, singles, triples
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Shared by suite
Special Features: Air conditioning, microfridge, kitchenette on each floor, storage space.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

North Village Apartments
Floors: 3 floors in each of the 11 buildings
Number of Units: 1020
Bathrooms: Two full
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2- and 4-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Kitchen, furnished living area, balcony and chairs, air conditioning, laundry, ice machine, picnic area, computer lab, handicap accommodations.

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