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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's great living in Cawthon--so close to the College of Music, the dining hall, Strozier library, and a garage pretty close by! The convenience is the best part about it. And the community has been great--getting to know people in the music Living Learning Community.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I have lived off campus for the past year since I transferred to Tallahassee, therefore I wouldn't know what it is like to live on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The on campus housing is pretty nice there are only two community style dorms and a few are upperclassmen apartment style. It also depends on what you make of it.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in 2 different residence halls during my Freshman year. First I lived in Kellum from August to November and ended up moving out because of a roommate problem. Kellum was by far the worst of the worst when it came to dorms. All the walls were made out of concrete so you think the air would be very dry, but it was just the opposite. It was almost as if the walls were soaked with moister. I had a dehumidifier and I swear I had to empty a gallon of water from it almost every hour. There was also cockroaches all over the place and it smelled. Although the living portion of the dorm sucked, it had a great sense of community there and I met a few of my best friends while living there. In November I moved into Jennie Murphrie which is an all girls residence halls with private bathrooms, and it was the opposite of Kellum. It was beautiful, clean, and did not smell of sweat. Although it was a nice place to live I did not meet anyone while living there and did not feel the sense of community that I did in Kellum.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I absolutely love Florida State University! The campus is beautiful, there are a bunch of clubs and organizations to join and the professors are outstanding.

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On-campus housing can be hit-or-miss. A small percentage of students love living on campus where they have all the amenities of home and are close to their classes. Florida State is working hard to renovate the older dormitories and bring them all up to par with the newer facilities, so the new and renovated dorms are very nice, and most are suite-style. The biggest downfall is that many are home to groups that you need to be a part of to live there, and anyone living in the East campus dorms must purchase a meal plan. As far as suggestions go, your best bet is to visit campus and see the dorms for yourself. It doesn’t hurt to ask around. Some of the dorms are fairly quiet and are better suited for the heavy studier, while others tend to house the late-night revelers. If nothing else, dorm living is a great way to meet people and make friends. Just remember, don’t expect it to be as nice as living at home.

FSU has been refurbishing the dormitories over the last few years, with favorable results. The upgrades include high-speed Internet access and modern conveniences, such as suite-style bathrooms and working elevators. The older dorms are livable, but they’re not the kind of places you’re going to write home about. They’ve seen better days, but they aren’t project tenaments, by any means. Relying on word-of-mouth is an excellent way to avoid the less-luxurious dorms. If you have no other choice but to stay in a dorm, consider it a learning experience.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
7,303
Average Housing Costs
$5,980
Undergrads Living On Campus
19%
Number of Dormitories
14
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Dorms
  • Broward Hall
  • Gilchrist Hall
  • Reynolds Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Dorman Hall
  • Salley Hall
  • Smith Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Free local phone calls
  • Security-card access
  • Small refrigerator
Did You Know?
  • Many of the dormitories are said to be "haunted," and Cawthon Hall has a haunted house for students to walk through on Halloween night.
  • Suites offer semi-private baths. There are two kinds of apartments offered. Efficiency apartments are one-bedroom apartments, and townhouse apartments have four bedrooms. Computer connections are offered in every dormitory. Television rooms, kitchens, recreational rooms, and laundry rooms can be found in every residence hall, as well.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Broward Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 135
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sink, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required.
Bryan Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 131
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required. Home to Bryan Hall Learning Community for freshmen.
Cawthon Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 297
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, computer lab, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, patio, piano, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required. Home to Music Living-Learning Center and Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Learning Community.
DeGraff Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 700
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional. Home to Social Sciene and Public Affairs Learning Community.
Deviney Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 243
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, laundry facilities, limited visitation, moveable furniture, patio, rec room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Dorman Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 276
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, laundry facilities, limited visitation, moveable furniture, patio, rec room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Gilchrist Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 229
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required.
Jennie Murphree Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 326
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples, quads)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, limited visitation, moveable furniture, rec room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required.
Kellum Hall
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 538
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Built-in furniture, community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, limited visitation, rec room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Landis Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 402
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Honors Community
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples, quads)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required.
Reynolds Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 243
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles, triples)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan required. Home to Wellness Lifestyle Program and Pre-Health Professions Learning Community.
Salley Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 570
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan not required.
Smith Hall
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 553
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Built-in furniture, community kitchens, computer lab, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, limited visitation, rec room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Wildwood Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 700
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, ice machine, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, moveable furniture, rec room, self-regulated visitation, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional. Home to Nursing and Social Justice learning communities.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

McCollum Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Units: 199 students
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Efficiencies (singles), two-bedroom apartments (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, ice machine, laundry facilities, living/dining rooms and full kitchen in each unit, rec room, self-regulated visitation, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Ragans Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Units: 140
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Ice machine, laundry facilities, living room and full kitchen in each unit, rec room, self-regulated visitation, TV lounge, vending machines; meal plan optional.
Utilities included in rent.

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