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Campus Housing

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are still some old dorms on campus that still have community bathrooms. There are many leaks and floods in a lot of the dorms. Several dorms have been built and updated in the past four years so that's a plus

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: i had to change rooms my first year because of problems with my roommate.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I am commuter so I wouldnt know much about housing. It seems cool though.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is the best not only because have freedom , but also because you can experience a lot more then you think.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is great!! I wish that we could get more dorms on campus, since the numbers for enrollment continues to increase.

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Most freshmen completely loathe living in the dorms, especially because it is usually their first time sharing personal living space with someone else, but students soon realize that living in campus housing is a part of the total college experience at Claflin. Furthermore, each residential hall is different, so every student’s experience will be totally unique. Some students will have to adjust to using communal bathrooms and rooms, but for the majority, the transition is easy. Running into and meeting other students in the dorms usually blossoms into friendships, which usually end up lasting throughout a student’s four years at Claflin and beyond.

The resident assistants (RAs) are also friendly—as long as you remain on their good sides. Residential Life tries to keep everyone involved in their housing communities by having weekly meetings and other fund-raising events. However, everyone here agrees that the rules are overbearing, especially the visitation policy, which states that students cannot have guests in their room and can only visit with others in the lobby during certain hours. Nevertheless, the dorms are always clean and noise-free because students would rather obey the rules than pay the fees for breaking them. Each of the dorm rooms comes with own basic amenities, and it is up to the students to bring other furnishings they may need. Overall, many students enjoy living on campus because it is convenient—the dorms are close to all the academic buildings, as well as the cafeteria, which is a nice perk.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,162
Average Housing Costs
$3,580
Types of Housing Offered
  • Men's dorms
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
85%
Freshmen Living On Campus
90%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Kleist Hall
  • SRC South
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Any SRC building
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Asbury Hall
  • High-Rise Residence Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Dunton Hall
  • High-Rise Residence Hall
What You Get
  • Cable and telephone hookup
  • Computer desk with hutch and chair
  • Couch, love-seat, end table, coffee table, and lamp in suite area
  • Four-drawer chest and wardrobe
  • Free laundry
  • Kitchen-style sink, counter tops, and cabinets (SRC buildings only)
  • Thermostat control
  • Twin bed with four drawers

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Asbury Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer labs, laundry facilities, rec room
Corson Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry facilities, Orange and Maroon Club
Dunton Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Sophomores
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry facilities
High-Rise Residence Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: Computer labs, elevator, laundry facilities, study lounge, vending machines
Kleist Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Honors College freshmen, sophomores, juniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Computer labs, elevator, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines
SRC East
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Honors College juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry facilities, lounge
SRC North
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry facilities, lounge
SRC South
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Honors College students, non-honors seniors
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry facilities, lounge
SRC West
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Juniors, seniors
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry facilities, lounge

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Millwood Complex
Number of Units: <10
Bathrooms: Two per cottage
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Five-bedroom cottages
Special Features: Each cottage has five bedrooms, laundry room, living room, and two bathrooms. Complex has computer lab and study lounge.

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  • Ease of housing process/lottery system
  • Proximity to classes
  • Resident community
  • Social atmosphere
  • Spaciousness
  • Appropriate level of rule enforcement
  • Value

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