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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are okay my freshman year I had some issues with my roommate and switched dorms to another but that process was relatively easy. The dorms give students opportunities to meet other people my having socials AMD games nights

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I live off campus. My friends seem to not complain about their housing.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus has great opportuniites. One is able to visit friends anytime. The shuttle is convenient to take around campus. It is nice to walk to the campus bookstore or the eating facilities, and the library. Basically, everyting you need is on campus and convenient to get to at any time. The dorms are fun and offer activities for the students. The ocst is great to live on campus becuase it is cheaper than apartments. Also, the dorms are being demolished and rebuilt for suite style dorms. The camps apartments have a clubhouse and pool for the residents.The dorms offer study rooms, printing, and nice size rooms.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Having only lived on campus for one semester, I'm biased to say that McGregor is the best dorm. I do know, however, that not very many people want to live in Keene. It's clear across campus and the rooms are small with no mirrors or in-room sinks. Overall, dorm life was exciting. I loved meeting new people.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Keene my freshman year, it is the farthest from campus. The rooms were average size, but you can not move the furniture. We had a lot of water issues throughout the year which was really inconvenient, but overall the dorm was not that bad. The walk to campus in the rain, snow, sleet, freezing weather was a pain, but overall living there was tolerable.

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Housing at Eastern Kentucky University is really convenient for students. Most of the residence halls are just a short walk to most classroom buildings, so students can easily roll out of bed and be on their way to class. Students rank the age of the buildings, amenities, and cleanliness of the dorms as average. However, students say that the community within the halls is good, as is the social atmosphere. There are always different things going on inside the dorms, from cookouts to video game tournaments and root beer pong. The Living and Learning Communities also do a lot to help students meet new people, and they have fun and safe things to do throughout the semester.

Some would say that the process of obtaining a room is a little complicated, but after the first year, the process gets easier and less stressful. Students get to register for their living space in late February, and there are different registration days based on class rank. The entire process can be done online. Space of the dorms is dependent on the residence hall, but students also rate this as average. Strictness of living in the dorms is seen as good by most, and students agree that it is a decent value living in on-campus housing, although some apartments can be cheaper for upperclassmen students.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
5,100
Average Housing Costs
$4,130
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
29%
Freshmen Living On Campus
69%
Number of Dormitories
14
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Freshman Dorms
Commonwealth Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Walters Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
Keene Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Keene Hall
  • Palmer Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Minifridge
  • Wireless Internet
Also Available
  • Family Housing is available for married students, non-traditional students, and students with dependent children.
  • Living-Learning Community options include ConneXtions (first-years), Discovery (freshman academic), Education, Fine and Creative Arts, Flight Deck (aviation), Health Sciences, Honors, Justice and Safety, NOVA (first-generation college students), NextSteps (post-grad focus), Outdoor Pursuits, PGA/Professional Golf Management, SWOOSH (sports), Sophomore Overdrive, WILL (Women Involved in Living and Learning), and WITT (Women's Interests of Today and Tomorrow).
Available for Rent
Bed lofts
Did You Know?
Living and Learning Communities allow students with similar interests to live in the same location, which helps students make friends and succeed at college. Some communities require students to participate in a certain number of programs per semester. If a student does not meet the requirements, they will be asked to move out of the community to another part of the building or a different dorm.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Burnam Hall
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Communal, suite
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suites (singles and doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer cluster, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, ping-pong and pool tables, TV lounges, vending machines; home to the WITT and WILL learning communities
Case Hall
Floors: 3 plus basement
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Art studio space, basement coffee area, community kitchenette, computer cluster, dance rooms, elevator, in-rooom sinks, laundry facilities, music practice rooms, pool table, study lounge, theatre rehearsal space, TV lounges; home to the Fine and Creative Arts learning community, adjacent to Powell Student Center
Clay Hall
Floors: 10
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchens, computer cluster, elevators, floor lounges, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, outdoor patio, pool table, TV lounges
Combs Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchens, computer lab, floor lounges, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, TV lounges, vending machines
Commonwealth Hall
Floors: 20
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenette, computer cluster, elevators, large lobby, laundry facilities, ping-pong and pool tables, TV lounges, vending machines; home to ConneXtions and Discovery learning communities, across from Powell Student Center
Dupree Hall (Greek Towers)
Floors: 11
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Fraternity members
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenette, computer cluster, elevators, laundry facilities, outdoor patios, rec room with ping-pong and pool tables, student lounge, TV lounge; special housing for the ten NIC Greek fraternities
Keene Hall
Floors: 16
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenette, computer cluster, convenience store in lobby, elevators, laundry facilities, outdoor patio and sand volleyball court, ping-pong and pool tables, study lounges, TV lounge; home to the Justice and Safety and Professional Golf Management learning communities
Martin Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenette, computer cluster, foosball table, laundry facilities, ping-pong and pool tables, large lobby, TV lounges; home to ROTC, SWOOSH, and Outdoor Pursuits learning communities
McGregor Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenette, computer cluster, "date lounge" in basement, elevators, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, outdoor common areas, rec room, study lounges, TV lounges; home to Education and Health Sciences learning communities
Palmer Hall
Floors: 8
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenette, computer cluster, elevators, laundry facilities, pool table, study lounges, TV lounges; home to ConneXtions and SWAT learning communities
Sullivan Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Honors students
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenette, computer cluster, foosball and air hockey tables, front porch, laundry facilities, pool table, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; home to Honors Program learning community
Telford Hall
Floors: 12
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, computer cluster, convenience store, elevators, foosball table, front and back lobbies, laundry facilities, parking lot, pool table, study lounges, TV lounge
Todd Hall (Greek Towers)
Floors: 11
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Sorority members
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenette, computer cluster, elevators, laundry facilities, TV lounge; special housing for the eight NPC Greek sororities
Walters Hall
Floors: 8
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchens, computer cluster, elevators, floor lounges, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, loft/balcony, study lounges, TV lounge; home to Next Steps and Sophomore Overdrive learning communities

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Brockton Efficiency Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 10-24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Efficiency apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas; complex features computer lounge, laundry facilities, on-site parking, sand volleyball court, student lounge

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