FAQ: Residence Hall Rooms

FAQ Residence Hall Rooms

How large are the rooms?

Room sizes vary for each of the different halls. If you know which hall you are going to be in, you can find the measurements and view sketches of the floor plans online via these links:
New Hall, Gilbert Hall, Grant Towers, Stevenson Towers, and Neptune Hall.

If I want to bring a carpet, how do I know what size to get?

Please view the online sketches for the overall dimensions of your room. We suggest that you wait until the day you move in to cut your rug to size.

What is provided in my room?

The University supplies a bed, desk, chair, draperies, mattress, and a refrigerator/microwave/freezer. Each room is equipped with dedicated Internet access and cable TV/FM hookups. You will need to provide sheets, pillows, pillow cases, a mattress pad, blankets, bedspread, towels, metal wastebasket, and other personal items. We recommend that you bring "extra long" twin-size fitted sheets or standard twin-size flat sheets for your bed, unless you are in a low-rise hall where standard fitted sheets will work.

What is the distance between the bottom of my bed and the floor?

  • Neptune - 9 ½ inches
  • Lincoln/Douglas - 11 ½ inches
  • Stevenson - 15 inches
  • Grant Towers - 7 ½ inches

When may I move into my room?

Click here to obtain current information on move-in times.

What color is my room?

Rooms are white/off-white.

What kind of Internet access will I have?

Ethernet and wireless internet is available in every room in Douglas, Gilbert, Grant, Neptune, the New Residence Hall, and Stevenson.

Do I need to bring or rent a refrigerator?

No. Each residence hall room has a MicroFridge. This is a refrigerator/freezer/microwave unit.

Do I need to bring a phone?

Landline telephones are available for rent from Residential Technology, if you would like to have a landline phone in your room.  A phone is provided on each floor for community use.  

Can I bring a television?

Television in student rooms is permitted by mutual agreement of roommates. Cable television service is included in room fees. All residence hall rooms are furnished with a cable jack, but residents must provide their own connecting cable. Over 40 local and cable channels are available to students.

What if my MicroFridge doesn't work?

Go to the Work Request Office webpage for more information or to enter a work order request.