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Campus Housing

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Seriously, look up the place you choose to live in before you sign a lease. I have lived at three different places in the last year for my own reasons. The first place was an expensive dorm, but it had a great environment for engineering students and was very close to classes. We also had events every two weeks for the engineering majors. The second place was worth an average amount, but the hallways are constantly dirty and it took four months to resolve our air conditioning issues even though all of us asked maintenence to fix it. The third place I lived at is brand new and has great amentities, while also keeping a decent price. Although it has some issues, the place literally just got built so of course there's still some kinks to work out.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus therefore i'm not qualified to answer this question.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are many new housing options to choose from. Traditional dorms should be redone because Threkeld, Miller, and Louisville Halls all have bad reputations for being extremely old.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The traditional housing needs work and is expensive

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: We don't have the best traditional dorms, but after all they're traditional and only meant for living. I do recommend that freshmen do live in traditional first year only to get the real freshmen life.

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Living on campus is a lot like Valentine's Day—you either love it or you hate it. There is no in between. Students who love living on campus enjoy it because it's convenient, they can be close to their friends, they can walk to class, and they get free cable and high-speed Internet. Students who hate it dislike the outdated bathrooms, the small rooms, the roommate situation, and the planes from the airport that fly overhead at night. The truth is, living on campus is what you make it. If you move into a dorm thinking that this is going to be the worst experience of your life, it probably will be. If you come in excited about meeting new people and trying new things, you'll be more likely to enjoy living on campus.

The main problem with the dorms is that a lot of them, especially the older ones are in need of repair. Threlkeld Hall, the honors dorm, is the oldest on campus and probably the one in most need of work. The fact that it has no elevators doesn't help either. Most of the other dorms have more modern conveniences. If you're looking for the most comfortable place to live on campus, your best bet is to try Bettie Johnson, Community Park, or Kurz halls. These are newer facilities with more space and amenities than regular dorms, but the university has a hard time filling even these nicer dorms. The problem isn't that the campus housing is bad, but that it's inexpensive to live off campus and older students like the independence it allows them. Overall, however, the campus housing isn't unpleasant, just unpopular for anyone but freshmen.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
4,978
Average Housing Costs
$4,790
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Cooperative housing
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
17%
Freshmen Living On Campus
59%
Number of Dormitories
7
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
5
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Community Park
  • Unitas Tower
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Bettie Johnson Hall
  • The Province
Worst Freshman Dorms
Miller Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Center Hall
  • Threlkeld Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable and Internet hookup
  • Closet and drawers
  • Desk and chair
  • Mirror
  • Phone jack
  • Window coverings
Also Available
The Province, student apartments located right off campus, toe the line between campus housing and off-campus housing. The apartments are not owned by the University, but only U of L students can live here. These apartments are spacious and very popular.
Available for Rent
MicroFridges, bed risers
Did You Know?
  • Some dorms host organized events for students on each floor. These can range from television show viewing parties to crocheting/knitting groups to a good old-fashioned slumber party. Entire dorms also hold parties throughout the year. Halloween parties, complete with costumes, are popular.
  • The Resident Student Association (RSA) is very active and puts on many events throughout the year that are open to all students-residents and commuters alike. Each dorm has an RSA student council that makes suggestions for programming and improvements.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Center Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Home to leadership learning community, which students must apply and be accepted into. The leadership community allows accepted students to participate in community service and increase their leadership potential. Rooms are carpeted, and there are laundry facilities and kitchens in the basement and on first floor.
Louisville Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Shared by suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: 2- or 3-bedroom suites with singles, doubles
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, 24-hour visitation, kitchenettes and laundry facilities on each floor, lounge with pool table and TV
Miller Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, kitchens on first and third floors, laundry facilities
Threlkeld Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Home to living-learning community for honors and scholarship students. Hall is close to Student Activities Center and has 24-hour visitation, laundry facilities, small kitchen on first floor, study rooms.
Unitas Tower
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Hall is close to music and education buildings and has elevators, laundry facilities, kitchens on the first and ninth floor.
Wellness House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Hall houses the engineering living learning community and is close to Speed School.
West Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Close to Speed School, kitchen on first floor, laundry facilities

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Bettie Johnson Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 490 occupants
Bathrooms: One or two per unit
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Computer lab, fitness room, laundry facilities, media room, pool, tanning bed, sand volleyball court
Billy Minardi Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 38 occupants
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Two-person suites (singles)
Special Features: Air-conditioning, billiards room, computer lab, fitness center, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, student lounge with big-screen TV
Community Park
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 358 occupants
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites with doubles, deluxe doubles
Special Features: Air-conditioning, computer lab, first-floor meeting rooms, fitness center, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, student lounge with big-screen TV
Kurz Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 402 occupants
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites with singles, deluxe singles, doubles, deluxe doubles
Special Features: Air-conditioning, computer lab, fitness center, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, student lounge with big-screen TV
University Tower Apartments
Floors: 11
Number of Units: 100 occupants
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Efficiencies, one- and two-bedroom apartments
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, balconies, fully furnished with kitchens, laundry facilities on every floor

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