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Campus Housing

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I've always loved living on campus, possibly because I never had to live in Nevin. Even as a sophomore, when I had to live in the dreaded "Old Quad" (my roommate and I had the BOTTOM lottery number), I had a good experience. Some buildings are better/newer/quieter/cleaner than others, but you're going to be fine no matter where you end up, and you'll always be close to classes, dining and friends.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The rooms themselves are good for what they are (big and plenty of opportunity for you to make it your own), but almost everything is of shoddy quality or too old and run down. Even the brand new "apartments" are pretty poor quality. Parties (more than ~5 people and music of above-average volume) in rooms are an extreme risk to the residents. DPS supposedly only responds to complaints, but there is no way that as many people complain as I have seen get cited for this reason.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Pretty Good - Lots of different Options, however they incentivize students to stay on campus

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: At Centre it is almost impossible to not live on campus, and the atmosphere that living on campus gives you is worth the over-priced room and board.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: First-year dorms are nothing to be excited over, but they're not terrible. The newer buildings that upperclassmen tend to live in, such as Pearl, are pretty nice.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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Campus housing is one of those experiences that everyone needs to have, and as they say, misery begets camaraderie. Suffering through early roommate wake-ups, fire drills, farm animal appearances on your hall, and breaking visitation rules are part of the college experience. You'll learn to either hate your RA's guts or, in what tends to be the norm, you'll love them and be best friends by the end of the first semester. Your freshman hallmates are also quintessential in defining your college experience, and you'll be friends with most of them throughout your four years. Centre's small size is beneficial to the close friendships that are created, especially during group all-nighters or cram sessions.

While it seems odd that such a large percentage of students live on campus, the reason is because everyone is required to, but the College compensates upperclassmen with sweet pads. Seniors and juniors commonly have facilities on par with what one could rent in Danville, but are on campus. The freshman dorms are a unique experience, especially Nevin which is a love-it, hate-it rite of passage for guys, but the girls' dorms tend to be more low-key and similar. Yerkes is an all-girls freshman dorm with larger halls than Cheek/Evans. Living on campus is the cool thing to do, and while the buildings aren't the Hilton, the atmosphere that Centre manages to create on each hall is very "college," as well as character-defining.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,391
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
98%
Number of Dormitories
15
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
7
Best Dorms
  • Hillside Apartments
  • Pearl Hall
Worst Dorms
Old Quad (Cooper, Ganfield, Lamotte, Tyler, Stevenson, and Vinson)
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV jack
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Free cable and access to the Centre movie channel
  • Free campus and local phone calls with voicemail
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Mirror
  • Window coverings
Also Available
Interest or theme housing, substance-free housing
Did You Know?
  • All of Centre's housing options and living spaces are smoke-free.
  • Centre has a quirky housing tradition that forbids freshmen girls and boys to have members of the opposite sex in their room for the first six weeks; if caught, violators pay a $25 fee.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Wiseman Hall
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 20
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Houses the offices of registrar, diversity education, and religious life
Acheson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 43
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes, by hall
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, Doubles
Special Features: Study/TV lounge, kitchen
Bingham Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Recreation area, study lounge, elevator, laundry room, computer room, handicapped rooms, kitchen
Breckinridge Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 106
Bathrooms: Bathrooms:Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, one suite
Special Features: Recreation area, laundry facilities
Caldwell House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 42
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Study ounge, computer lab, laundry facilities
Cheek Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 55
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Study lounge, kitchenette, TV lounge
Evans Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 54
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites
Special Features: Study lounge, kitchenette, TV lounge
Grant Street Houses
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 7 per house
Bathrooms: Shared by house
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Recreation area, kitchen
Greek Park Fraternity/Sorority Houses
Floors: 3 per house
Number of Occupants: 10 per house
Bathrooms: Shared by house
Coed: No
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Special Features:: Recreation area, kitchen, study, dining area, living room
International House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 8
Bathrooms: 2
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Recreation area, kitchen, dining area, laundry
McReynolds
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 23
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Kitchen
Nevin Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 117
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Recreation area, kitchen, laundry, study lounge, computer lab, TV room
Old Quad (Cooper-Ganfield House, LaMotte-Tyler House, Stevenson-Vinson House)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 48 per house
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Named for famous past alumni, formerly housed the College's fraternities
Pearl Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 147 (4 per apartment)
Bathrooms: Shared with apartment
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Recreation area, kitchen
Yerkes Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 92
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Study lounge, kitchen, dining area, computer lab, laundry facilities, writing center

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

122 St. Mildred's Court
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 6, 3 per apartment
Bathrooms: Shared by apartment
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Recreation area, kitchen
Cheek Emeritus Housing
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 8
Bathrooms: Shared by apartment
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One bedroom, two bedroom
Special Features: Recreation area, kitchen, dining area
Fifth Street Apartments
Floors: 1
Number of Units: 24
Bathrooms: Shared by apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Recreation area, kitchen, dining area
Fox Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 12
Bathrooms: Shared by apartment
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Recreation area, kitchenette
Hillside Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 28 (8 per apartment)
Bathrooms: Shared by apartment
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Area, Two bathrooms per apartment
Old Rodes Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 12
Bathrooms: Shared by apartment
Coed: Yes, by apartment
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Recreation area, kitchen
Walnut House Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 15
Bathrooms: Shared by apartment
Coed: No, all men
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles

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