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First-Year Housing Options

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Introduction

All of our first-year residence halls are located on the Mount Carmel Campus along Bobcat Way. You’ll be close to everything you need — including the Carl Hansen Student Center, dining options, the Athletic and Recreation Center, academic buildings and the Arnold Bernhard Library.

The Commons

The Commons

Exterior view of The Commons

The Commons

Take a video tour of The Commons, a first-year residence hall located over the wooden bridge at the beginning of Bobcat Way.

The Commons is a co-ed building by floor, and each hallway is home to approximately 50 residents. Bathrooms are located in the hallway, and each room has four loft beds, four desks, four free-standing closets and four separate phone and computer lines. The building also has one kitchen and one laundry area in each of the three lobbies.

Hall Features:

  • 118 quad rooms
  • 12 paraprofessional staff members
  • 9 lounges
  • Community bathrooms on each wing
  • 3 kitchen areas
  • 3 laundry areas

Room Features:

  • Bedroom dimensions: 18’2” x 17’10”
  • Bedroom windows
    • First floor: 4’1” x 5’5”
    • Second and third floor: 3’5” x 3’5”

Bed:

  • Mattress: 36” x 80” x 6” (twin extra long sheets)

Desk:

  • Dimensions: 57”L x 25”W x 30”H
  • 3 drawers
  • 1 desk chair

Wardrobe:

  • Dimensions: 36”L x 24”W x 72”H

Telecommunications:

  • Wireless connectivity (WiFi)
  • 1 telephone line

Dana English Hall

Dana English Hall

Exterior view of Dana English Hall

Dana English Hall

Take a video tour of Dana English Hall, a first-year residence hall toward the beginning of Bobcat Way.

Dana English Hall, known to our campus community as Dana, is a co-ed residence hall with rooms, hallways and bathrooms assigned to a single sex. Bathrooms are located in the hallway and are used by approximately 30 residents. Each room houses two people and has two beds, two desks and two free-standing closets. The building also has a kitchen and several laundry areas. 

Hall Features:

  • 82 double rooms
  • 5 paraprofessional staff members 
  • 6 lounges
  • Community bathroom in each wing
  • Laundry facilities
  • Co-ed by wing within the building

Room Features:

  • Bedroom dimensions: 17’ x 12’
  • Bedroom windows: 5’2” x 4’2”
  • Carpeted floors

Bed:

  • Mattress: 36” x 80” x 6” (twin extra long sheets)

Desk:

  • Dimensions: 57”L x 25”W x 30”H
  • 3 drawers
  • 1 desk chair

Wardrobe:

  • Dimensions: 36”L x 24”W x 72”H

Telecommunications:

  • Wireless connectivity (WiFi)
  • 1 telephone line
  • Ethernet connection provided

Irmagarde Tator Hall

Irmagarde Tator Hall

Exterior view of Irmagarde Tator Hall

Irmagarde Tator Hall

Take a video tour of Irmagarde Tator Hall, a residence hall that houses first-year students and our university security office.

Irmagarde Tator Hall, known around campus as Irma, is a co-ed residence hall that also houses our university public safety office. While the building is co-ed, the rooms, hallways and bathrooms are assigned to a single sex. Each room houses two people and has two beds, two desks and two free-standing closets. Hallway bathrooms are used by approximately 30 residents, and there is a kitchen and several laundry areas. 

Hall Features:

  • 80 double rooms
  • 5 paraprofessional staff members
  • 4 lounges
  • Community bathroom in each wing
  • Kitchen areas
  • Laundry areas
  • Co-ed by wing within the building

Room Features:

  • Bedroom dimensions: 17’ x 12’
  • Bedroom windows: 5’2” x 4’2”
  • Carpeted floors

Bed:

  • Mattress: 36” x 80” x 6” (twin extra long sheets)

Desk:

  • Dimensions: 57”L x 25”W x 30”H
  • 3 drawers
  • 1 desk chair

Wardrobe:

  • Dimensions: 36”L x 24”W x 72”H

Telecommunications:

  • Wireless connectivity (WiFi)
  • 1 telephone line
  • Ethernet connection provided

Ledges

The Ledges

Exterior view of The Ledges

The Ledges

Take a video tour of The Ledges, a residence hall located toward the end of Bobcat Way.

The Ledges is a co-ed building with rooms, hallways and bathrooms assigned to a single sex. Bathrooms are located in the hallway and are used by approximately 50 residents. Each room has four loft beds, four desks and four free-standing closets. There are also kitchen and laundry areas.    

Hall Features:

  • 102 quad rooms
  • 10 Paraprofessional staff members
  • 11 lounge areas
  • Community bathrooms in each wing
  • 2 kitchen areas
  • 2 laundry areas

Room Features:

  • Bedroom dimensions: 18’2” x 17’10”
  • Bedroom windows
    • First and second floor: 8’ x 6'
    • Third floor: 8’ x 5’4”
    • Fourth floor: 7'4" x 3'8"

Bed:

  • Mattress: 36” x 80” x 6” (twin extra long sheets)

Desk:

  • Dimensions: 46 1/4”L x 25”W x 30”H
  • 3 drawers
  • 1 desk chair

Wardrobe:

  • Dimensions: 36”L x 24”W x 72”H

Telecommunications:

  • Wireless connectivity (WiFi)
  • 1 telephone line

Mountainview

Mountainview

Courtyard of Mountainview

Mountainview

Take a video tour of Mountainview, a suite-style first-year residence hall located at the end of Bobcat Way.

Mountainview features co-ed floors with suites assigned to a single sex that ­­each house eight students. Each suite contains four bedrooms, a common living area, a bathroom and a storage area. In addition, the building has several common areas with kitchen areas on the second and third levels. 

Hall Features:

  • 46 suite-style rooms
  • 10 paraprofessional staff members
  • Lounges throughout
  • Suite bathroom with 2 showers, 2 sinks and 2 toilet stalls
  • 4 kitchen areas
  • Laundry areas

Living Room Features:

  • Furnished living room with storage area
    • 1 couch
    • 1 armchair
    • 1 coffee table
  • Dimensions: 10’ x 22’ (varies in handicapped suites)

Room Features:

  • Bedroom dimensions: 11’ x 15’
  • Bedroom windows: 4’8” x 4’8”

Bed:

  • Mattress: 36” x 80” x 6” (twin extra long sheets)

Desk:

  • Dimensions: 46 1/4”L x 25”W x 30”H
  • 3 drawers
  • 1 desk chair

Wardrobe:

  • Dimensions: 36”L x 24”W x 72”H

Telecommunications:

  • Wireless connectivity (WiFi)
  • 1 telephone line
  • Ethernet connection provided