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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Hess Hall for my freshman year. The faculties are nice and the facilities are kept clean. In addition, the maintenance team usually come fix problem on the same day they're noticed.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. The environment created when living on campus where you can meet old friends and meet new ones is exhilarating because it is exciting to expand one's network of friends and connections. The amenities work in your favor and if they do not, the TREC is less than a 10 minute walk away and can make up for anything that is felt as a loss. The UC is less than a 10 minute walk away as well and campus is so beautiful that one barely notices the trek. The dorms are so spacious and inviting. It is so easy and helpful when meeting new floor mates and the RA's are so pleasant and they become close friends as well. The cost, while sometimes seems unreasonable, is fair considering the amount of amenities and ease of access it provides. Overall, housing is quite literally, amazing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I'd rather live in an apartment, but some like dorms.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great since you don't have to worry about parking.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have been fortunate enough to be selected for a Living and Learning Community (CASNR). This means that those enrolled for a like-major (in my case I am enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources) can live in close proximity to support studying together, class attendance together and an approach that makes a very large school seem a little more cozy. I felt that the process to get into the program was competitive but doable. In being accepted in this program, I have a somewhat biased opinion on the accommodations as I will be moving into the brand new dorm built over the summer of 2016. I love the fact that there is a full kitchen available to us, as healthy eating is important to me and my new roommate. We plan on purchasing groceries and supplementing our diets with healthy alternatives.

The housing process is easy; however, I do feel it is a bit unfair to REQUIRE freshman students to live on campus and yet charge so much for campus housing. If I were allowed to live off campus my freshman year, then perhaps fishing for scholarships would not be as necessary. Cutting my overal expense to the college in thirds could help guarantee my being able to enroll and pay for college my freshman year. If you require something, the students shouldn't have to pay such astronomical prices for something they don't have a choice in. As it stands now, I have been accepted, I have been able to test out of some of my general education classes because of good SAT scores and AP scores, I have chosen my classes and even secured some potential jobs. My one obstacle is affording the tuition and board. If I didn't have the fees of housing, my future at UT would be certain.

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There are positive and negative aspects to each dorm. You must make a decision based upon your preferences and priorities. Your academic and social life will not be solely determined by which dorm you are assigned to, and you will be able to make friends no matter where you go. Make sure you understand the rules and regulations of living in each dorm before you arrive. Some of them are rather strict and may catch you off guard.

The dorms have somewhat improved over the last several years. Air conditioning seemed to be one of the biggest complaints. Many of the dorms have working air-conditioners, as well as new windows now, which will pay off from August until the middle of October. Just because you request a dorm does not mean you will ultimately be assigned to that dorm. Since there is no perfect dorm, and none that can really be a huge pain, try to make the most of whatever situation you have and make new friends.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
7,312
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
26%
Number of Dormitories
13
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Dorms
  • Clement
  • Gibbs
  • Volunteer Hall
Worst Dorms
  • Hess
  • Humes
What You Get
  • Cable TV and Internet connections
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Local telephone service
  • Mattress pad
  • MicroFridge
  • Trash can
Did You Know?
Gibbs Hall is required by NCAA regulations to house a minimum of 51 percent non-athletes. It is still, however, very difficult for freshman non-athletes to get a room assignment there.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Apartments Hall
Floors: 15
Number of Occupants: 1150
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartment-style
Special Features: Private kitchens and living rooms, laundry room, computer lab, Andy's Pantry
Clement Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 703
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Various
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Meeting room, sunroof, music room, weight room, courtyard with basketball and volleyball courts
Gibbs Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 218
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen (110 rooms reserved for athletes)
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry room, rec room, air-conditioning, Varsity Inn
Hess Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 1026
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Various
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: TV lounge, laundry room, exercise equipment, computer lab, Hess Express Grocery & Grill
Humes Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 518
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Various
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Exercise room, closed-circuit TV lounge, sunroof, computer lab, air-conditioning, located in Presidential Court complex
Massey Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 584
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Sorority members
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Computer lab, big-screen TV lounge, laundry room
Melrose Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 189
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Overflow
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Computer lab, laundry room, kitchen, open during breaks
Morrill Hall
Floors: 14
Number of Occupants: 758
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Various
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Music room, study room, laundry room, rec room, Morrill Cafeteria on the second floor
North Carrick Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 495
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen, upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: TV lounge, pool table, Ping Pong, music room, study room, computer lab and air conditioning, located in Presidential Court complex
Reese Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 512
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Various
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Weight room, sunroof, laundry room, multipurpose room, computer lab, located in Presidential Court complex
South Carrick Hall
Floors: 11
Number of Occupants: 530
Bathrooms: In-room
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Various
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: TV lounge, sunroof, music room, study room, computer lab and air conditioning, located in Presidential Court complex
Strong Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 273
Bathrooms: Communal or in-suite, depending on room
Coed: No, women only
Special Features: Exercise room, study lounges, computer lab, music room, Sophie's Place dining hall
Volunteer Hall
Floors: 12 (the bottom five are a parking garage)
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, Triples, Quads
Special Features: Washer/dryer in each room, garbage disposal, kitchen, living room, and dishwasher

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Golf Range Apartments
Floors: 420 apartments, two stories each
Number of Units: 416 apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Laundry rooms, maintenance shop, swimming pool, playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball court, computer lab, bus stop
Laurel Apartments
Floors: 14
Number of Units: 320 apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: No
Residents: Sorority members
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Laundry rooms, swimming pool, playground, rec room, computer lab
Sutherland Apartments
Floors: 13 three-story buildings
Number of Units: 420 apartments
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Laundry room, rec room, swimming pool, playgrounds, tennis court, basketball court, computer lab

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