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500 Houses

Student Residence Policy

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All Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors Live on Campus Unless They Qualify for Commuter Status

Living on campus provides students with unmatched access to resources and activities leading to better grades, higher graduation rates, and more time with friends! See the FAQs page for more information about the housing policy.

These residence halls are conveniently located across the street from Lathem Hall and adjacent to the University Center. They hold approximately 18 students and are more like small houses than residence halls. Each house features a multipurpose room, allowing students to attend programming and engage in information interactions with their peers. Each year, students propose themes for these small, personalized communities.

Room Details

  • Approximate room dimensions vary
  • Window measurements vary
  • 505 house is air-conditioned
  • 503, 507, and 509 houses are not air-conditioned
  • Lighting is available in all 500 houses, no carpet
  • Furniture: two XL beds, two desks, two chairs, one dresser, and one armoire
    *Some rooms vary and have one armoire and two dressers OR two dressers and one armoire 
  • Connectivity: Campus-wide WiFi, two Ethernet ports, and one cable television output
  • Laundry room is coin operated
  • Furniture and room layout may vary

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About 500 Houses

Homes 503-509 each have a unique multipurpose room that accommodates study areas, social interaction, and programming space.


Room and Window Dimension


Room # Room Dimension Window Dimension(s)
202, 212, 302, 312 14' x 16" 2 - 4'0" H x 5'4" W
203, 213, 303, 313 14' x 16" 1 - 4'0" H x 5'4" W
205, 215, 305, 315 12' 10" x 13' 6" 1 - 4'0" H x 5'4" W
204, 214, 304, 314 19' x 11' 3" 2 - 5'4" H x 5'4" W
206, 216, 306, 316 21' 6" x 11' 6" 1 - 5'4" H x 5'4" W

*505 and 509 are on the right half of the building and 503 and 507are on the left half of the building as you face the front of the overall building.