The University provides a variety of residential options to meet student housing needs. The traditional- style, first-year residence halls comprise 24 individual houses that make up six complexes, each complex housing approximately 260 undergraduate students. First-year students should expect an assignment in one of the complexes or in a Residential Learning Community (RLC) in Hawk Hall, our newest residence hall. (It is sometimes necessary to offer overflow assignments in the complexes to accommodate a large incoming class.)
Hawk Hall is the most recent addition to our residential facilities. The home of our Residential Learning Communities, Hawk Hall is organized around theme communities where students live among others who share their interests or who are taking courses together. Students who are selected for an RLC live together and collaborate closely with fellow students, faculty, and staff. In addition, they have a special opportunity to become leaders through required participation in service to the University or the community. The eight RLCs are Environmental Awareness, Destinations, Leadership, Wellness, The Adult Journey, Honors, WISET (Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology), and Hawk Spirit.
Regents Park. In this suite-style facility, each suite includes a living room and snack/dining area. This facility is traditionally chosen by students who are sophomores and above; however, approximately 20 percent of the residents are first-year students. There is wall-to wall carpeting in all rooms. Lounges for studying and social use as well as laundry facilities are available.
Village Apartments. Grouped in quads, each with its own courtyard, the apartments consist of one, two, or three bedrooms, accommodating two, four, or six students. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, and one, two, or three bedrooms. Both duplex-style and one-floor apartments are available.
Bedrooms are furnished with beds, dressers, and desks. A dining table and chairs are provided, but it is expected that students will add their own choice of living room furniture, accessories, cooking utensils, china, etc. First-year students are not assigned to the Village Apartments.
Park River Apartments. This apartment facility is designed to house approximately 260 upperclass students. Like the Village Apartments, each Park River apartment consists of a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, furnished bedrooms, and one bathroom. Additionally in Park River, the living room is furnished.
Both the Village and Park River are intended to serve as ideal transition units for upperclass students soon to embark on independent living. Although a high degree of personal responsibility is expected of these residents, they enjoy all the convenience and support of the University’s campus services, facilities, and activities.