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College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I currently do not live on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My only complaints are that...

1) RA's aren't very strict. This can be nice, but when it's finals week and people are screaming in the halls at 3am you'll long for a little discipline.

2) Communal showers/bathrooms. Not all halls have them, but if you're unlucky enough to get one that does be prepared.

3) Sometimes the school decides it isn't going to turn the AC on and leaves you to roast. My solution to this has been to leave my window and mini-fridge open. You could also just leave your room and go somewhere where there is AC.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Depending on the hall you get, it could be comfortably spacious, or scarily claustrophobic.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have always been a commuter.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Some of the Freshman dorms are alright. I like that after Freshman year the dorm situation is not like a typical campus. The Newest dorm has so many issues, and isn't fully ready for living. Every year since it's been open, people have had to live in a hotel. It is very inconvenient! Each building has it's own grade. There isn't anything consistent across the board.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 920th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1176th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1276th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1282nd
    Best Dorm Atmosphere

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julie Basile
Aberdeen, Maryland
Grad Year
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Shenandoah University's housing facilities are very lively places to live. Students live in dorms with all new people and soon become friends. The dorms are all cleaned before and after new students arrive or leave. Some dorms are smaller than others on campus, but there are ways to rearrange the rooms to make them seem bigger; for example, bunking beds is a popular technique. The most spacious freshman dorm on campus would be Parker Hall, while the cleanest residence hall for freshmen would be Racey Hall because it is the most recently updated.

In terms of campus proximity, all dorms are located in the middle of campus. They all surround dining areas and buildings where students go to classes. In other words, where a student lives is convenient for getting to classes on time every day. The social environment is just as perfect for students who get homesick. When living in a quad or suite and sharing bathrooms with people, a person becomes very acquainted. Dorm life is the best way to interact and make new friends because a new student will see the same people every day. People in dorms occasionally get together and participate in on- and off-campus activities, like movie nights in dorm rooms or bowling.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Types of Housing Offered
  • Coed dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Undergrads Living On Campus
Freshmen Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
Best Freshman Dorms
Parker Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
University Inn
Worst Freshman Dorms
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Edwards Residential Village
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Carpet flooring
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Sink
Did You Know?
Corner rooms in residence halls are usually the largest.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Edwards Residential Village
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Edwards is home of the "Midnight Sheetz Run," as well as cookouts and Frisbee on the courtyard.
Funkhouser Hall & Gore Hall (Funk/Gore)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suites
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: There are no lounges-just dorms. Funk/Gore hosts the Turkey Bowl right before Thanksgiving break.
Parker Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suites
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Parker features a game room in the basement and a front lounge, but no TV. However, it holds the annual haunted house!
Racey Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Known as the "chill" hall, Racey has lounges and TVs, in addition to sponsoring the residential fashion show.
Romine Learning Center
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Romine maintains 24-hour quiet hours and attracts graduate students.
University Inn
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Students get their own bathroom and sink/mirror. Also available to students are lounges with snack machines as well as study areas.

Student Polls

Rate campus housing on the following subjects    Based on 34 responses

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  • Overall building quality
  • Amenities/perks
  • Cleanliness
  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value


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