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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I dont live on campus, but I have many classmates that do. The shuttle van takes you to the ferry and picks you up. You can get anything you want in Manhattan at any hour of the day or night.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on such a small campus where everything and everyone is just a short walk away. It feels very homey and good.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are old, and some don't have air conditioning, it's a typical college dorm setting, but foundation is beautiful!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is really helpful having the dorms close to everything else on campus but they are normal dorm rooms.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Its nothing great but also not to bad. Still needs work.

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All freshmen are required to live in Harborview Hall—it's a great place to make friends your first year, and most floormates become very close with one another. Harborview has a view of Manhattan, and all the rooms are doubles. There are no lights in HVH, so make sure you bring a lamp with you, or your first night will be pretty dark. The bathrooms are communal, which can sometimes be a little gross, but housekeeping cleans them every morning. Across the street from Harborview is Guild Hall, the honors dorm. The rooms here are the largest on campus, and the bathrooms are shared between neighboring rooms. The only real downside to Guild is that you can't control the heat in your room, so it's up to the College to turn it on when they think it's cold enough outside. There's no air-conditioning, but if you have a fan in your room, you'll be fine. Beisler Lounge on the first floor has a piano and a kitchen.

Towers Hall consists of five linked towers, A,B,C,D,and E. The rooms are pretty small, and the dorm is difficult to navigate—you have to go to the third floor of the building to get out, and the only door is in C tower. Most of the sports teams live here, as well as members of each sorority and fraternity. Foundation Hall opened in 2010, and the rooms are more like apartments. Each double has a kitchen area, and there's a Starbucks on the first floor. Mostly seniors live here, as well as some juniors. It's the closest dorm to the academic buildings but the farthest from the dining hall. However, because the campus is small, all the dorms are pretty close to everything, and you never need to walk more than 10 minutes to any place. The dorms are cleaned by housekeeping every day, so they are always tidy. Everyone is very friendly, and the RAs maintain a good rapport with the students. It feels like home, and it's not difficult to adjust to a new environment because everything is so comfortable here.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,496
Average Housing Costs
$7,260
Types of Housing Offered
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Senior-year housing
  • Theme housing
Undergrads Living On Campus
68%
Freshmen Living On Campus
80%
Number of Dormitories
4
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
0
Best Freshman Dorms
There is only one freshman dorm-Harborview, which overlooks Manhattan. The view is beautiful, and it's a great environment to make new friends.
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Guild Hall-it has the largest rooms and also has the quietest atmosphere.
Worst Freshman Dorms
None-Harborview is the only freshman dorm
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Towers-the rooms are the smallest, and it's the hardest dorm to navigate.
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Dresser
Also Available
There is an honors floor in Guild, as well as a Green floor. Many of the sports teams live on the same floor, and each sorority and fraternity has its own floor.
Available for Rent
A fridge/microwave combination is available for rent from the College.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Foundation Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Seniors
Room Types: Apartment-style suites with two to four bedrooms and a kitchen area.
Special Features: A Starbucks café is on the first floor, and there is also a boardroom in which to hold meetings on the first floor. Home to the Senior Year Residential Experience program.
Guild Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites made of two doubles connected by a bathroom
Special Features: Guild Hall is the honors dorm, and features two specific communities: the Honors floor and the Green floor. Students in Guild must maintain a 3.5 GPA. The Honors floor is a quiet floor where studying can be accomplished, and the Green floor holds programs that promote the well-being of the environment. Beisler Lounge has kitchen, study space, and vending machines.
Harborview Hall
Floors: 14
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, some upperclassmen
Room Types: A few singles, mostly doubles
Special Features: Common areas on each floor, individually controlled air-conditioning and heat, large lounge that can be reserved for club events or floor programs, view of lower Manhattan. This hall offers substance-free living and wellness and quiet communities.
Parker Towers Hall
Floors: 4 floors in A and E towers, 6 in B, C, and D towers
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Mostly doubles, some singles, and a few suites that consist of two doubles and a lounge.
Special Features: The Res Ed office is on the third floor of B tower, and most sorority and fraternity members live together in this building.

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