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Campus Housing

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There were a lot of bugs. The elevator often didn't work. The dormitories were old.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The air does not work properly, and we have trouble with the hot water most of the time. We have bug problems, and the buildings are very old. Some of the buildings do not look safe, and sometimes we do not feel safe.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Could be cleaner in some dorms but for the most part it is great

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing is nice on campus because everything is close to the dorms and there is parking for all the buildings. Most room have something unique about them which makes each student's experience different. Social atmosphere on hallway depends on who else is living on the hall.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. I know the dorms are not worth 10,000. Only the new buildings and the senior apartments are worth 10,000.

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Housing is in a bit of a shuffle. The freshman dorm Morris Hall closed in the fall of 2010, and The Heath apartments opened in January 2011. In the coming years, there is bound to be a shift in who lives where, as the majority of upperclassmen will be moving to the senior apartments. This shift means that some dorms that have been traditionally designated as upperclassman residences will open up to freshmen and sophomores.

Kate and Howard, the new senior apartments that collectively make up "The Heath," are brand-new and are by far the nicest rooms on campus. The next nicest dorm building is the suite-style Belk. Belk and the other dorms on campus are older buildings, which can be both an advantage and a disadvantage when it comes to room sizes; you can either end up with a spacious room or a cramped one. Converse’s campus is small enough that the dorms are well within walking distance to the other buildings. There is also an active social scene in the dorms. Since Converse is a residential college (unless you meet the qualifications to live off campus), the majority of students lives on campus. In addition to the population aspect contributing to social life in dorms, individual floors of all the dorms host meetings and events almost weekly. Even if you do end up in a less than desirable dorm, you’ll have plenty of company.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
550
Types of Housing Offered
Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
85%
Freshmen Living On Campus
90%
Number of Dormitories
6
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
Andrews Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Belk Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Williams Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Pell Hall
What You Get
  • Cable TV
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Free laundry
  • Mini-fridge
  • Phone connection with voicemail and free local calls
  • Twin bed

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Andrews Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Independent heating and cooling, laundry facilities, student lounges, study rooms, unique architectural details; home to Health and Wellness Center.
Belk Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Juniors and seniors
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, handicap accessible rooms, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, student lounges, study rooms, walk-in closets; Belk is widely regarded as one of the best dorms at Converse-no two rooms in Belk are alike.
Cudd Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Hardwood floors, independent heating and cooling, laundry facilities, student lounges, study rooms, two-story balcony; a former private home.
Dexter Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, hardwood and tile floors, in-room sinks in some rooms, laundry facilities, student lounges, study rooms; top floors feature two-room units that allow students to choose between setting up the space as two singles or a double with a common living area.
Morris Hall
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, super-singles, doubles
Special Features: Courtyard, fountain, garden, large windows, laundry facilities, student lounges, study rooms
Pell
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Ceiling fans, hardwood floors, high ceilings, laundry facilities, storage space, student lounges, study rooms
Williams Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, large lobby, large windows (79.5"x63.5"), laundry facilities, split-level patio, student lounges, study rooms, tile floors

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

The Heath
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Juniors and seniors
Room Types: Apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Converse specifically designed The Heath not to have cookie-cutter rooms. While each room has a set floor plan, the special touches in all rooms are not the same. Some rooms have a balcony; others do not. Some have a window alcove or window seat; others do not.
There are two different room types in Howard and Kate (the two buildings that make up The Heath). There are apartments where each student has an individual bedroom and two students share a bathroom. There are also split-level duplexes where two students share a bedroom and bathroom.

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