Your residence hall is designed to provide you with everything you need to be successful in your "home away from home."
Front Desk: Staffed by a friendly desk assistant every afternoon and evening, the front desk is where residents can go to for many general services including mail delivery and equipment check-out.
Printer on Demand: No need to bring a printer. All halls have a printer in the lobby available for you. We provide the printer and ink - you provide the paper!
Sporting Areas: Open spaces for Frisbee, basketball courts, and volleyball nets are located in close proximity to residence halls. In addition, there are many other campus recreational facilities that provide students access to ice skating; broomball; an indoor track; basketball, tennis, racquetball and volleyball courts; batting cages; a rock climbing wall; and soccer, football, softball and lacrosse fields. And don't forget the miles of trails for walking, running and biking located around campus.
Blu-Ray Rooms and Cable TV: All traditional halls have Blu-Ray entertainment rooms where students can watch TV/movies or hook up their own Wii, Xbox or vintage gaming systems. The two suite-style residents halls (Jesse H. Ames Suites for sophomores and George R. Field South Fork Suites for juniors/seniors) have different entertainment options. All halls have digital cable TV with access to over 180 channels, including over 40 HD channels.
Bike Lockers: In addition to bike racks, there are a limited number of bike lockers which may be rented. These lockers protect your bike against theft and the weather.
Wireless: Installation of wireless access is planned to be completed in the east-side residence halls (McMillan, Grimm, Parker, Crabtree, Jesse H. Ames Suites and George R. Field South Fork Suites) by the end of Fall 2012 semester. Installation of wireless access in the west-side residence halls (Hathorn, May, Prucha, Stratton and Johnson) is planned to be completed by the start of the 2013-14 academic year.
Microfridges: Microfridge units are provided in each residence hall room (excluding George R. Field South Fork Suites where each suite's kitchenette includes a full-size refrigerator and microwave). The microfridges units have a 5.6 cubic foot refrigerator component and a 0.9 cubic foot microwave (850 watts). The shelf in the door is large enough to accommodate half-gallon or 2 liter containers. The unit also includes a charging station so students can easily and safely re-charge their cell phones or other electronic devices.
Lofting Beds: All beds (excluding those in George R. Field South Fork Suites) are loftable, and all materials to loft beds are provided. There's even a video on our website to show you how to loft your bed. If you're moving into the residence halls for the Fall semester, you can pay to have an outside company (Bedloft) loft your bed for you (not available for students moving into the halls beginning in the Spring semester).
Laundry Included: Laundry facilities are located in each hall, and are available for resident use at no additional cost. Residence hall students must provide their own detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets . A computer-based app (also accessible via smart phones) allows students check to see if a washer/dryer is available, and also alerts students when their laundry is done.