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Room Styles & Furnishings

Styles of Housing


All of our undergraduate housing options fall in to three basic styles of living: traditional, open suite, and closed suite. The descriptions below are meant to provide an idea of the kind of living environment in a particular community. The diagrams are for reference only and are not necessarily representative of the number of rooms in a suite or wing or the number of bathrooms in the community. The diagrams are also not drawn to scale.

Traditional Style traditional-suite-style.jpg

Traditional-style housing consists of a series of rooms and then a common bathroom. The residents are grouped by gender. Social lounges and study space are available in designated places throughout the building.

A sample traditional-style floor is pictured to the right.



Suite Style suite-style.jpg

Closed suites consist of a cluster of rooms, a common room, and a bathroom (or bathrooms). Select suites also include a kitchen. The suites are not necessarily all the same gender. The bathroom(s) and common room are intended for exclusive use by residents in that suite and their guests.

A sample layout showing closed suites is pictured to the right.


Common Furnishings styles-and-furnishings2.jpg

Regardless of the style of housing, the University provides one of each of the following in undergraduate housing:

  • desk
  • desk chair
  • twin bed (with a twin extra long mattress)
  • closet or dresser
  • wastebasket

These are PER OCCUPANT, and so singles would have one of each item, doubles would have two of each, and triples would have three of each.