There are five residence halls on campus: El Camino Hall, Howard Hall, Kratt Hall, Michaels Hall, and O'Brien Hall. Each building has its own unique characteristics, as described below.
Kratt Hall is a co-educational (gender specific by floor) residence hall offering three floors of residential rooms and a basement floor containing laundry facilities and classroom spaces. There are 146 bedspaces for residents and each floor has two Resident Assistants (RAs). There are also two Residential Life professional staff members living in the building.
O'Brien Hall is a male residence hall offering two floors of residential rooms. There are approximately 100 bedspaces for residents and there are three Resident Assistants (RAs). There is a large lobby area for socializing and a Service Desk available to check out equipment after hours.
El Camino Hall
El Camino Hall is a co-educational residence hall offering two wings of residential rooms that are predominately private (single) occupancy. The North wing houses the females, while the South wing houses the males and contains the laundry facility. There are approximately 46 bedspaces for residents and there are two Resident Assistants (RAs).
Michaels Hall is a male residence hall offering two floors of residential rooms. There are approximately 80 bedspaces for residents and there are two Resident Assistants (RAs). Rooms are setup in a suite style configuration.
Howard Hall is a co-educational (gender specific by floor) residence hall offering two floors of residential rooms. There are approximately 80 bedspaces for residents and there are two Resident Assistants (RAs). Rooms are set up in a suite style configuration.
Residence Hall Supervision
Residence halls are supervised by Residential Life professional staff and student Resident Assistants who help create and maintain an environment conducive to personal growth and academic achievement. The Residential Life staff is available to meet with students on educational, social, and personal matters.
Room assignments are made before the semester begins. The Office of Residential Life tries to honor requests for specific rooms and/or roommates to the extent that physical limitations and residence hall organization permit. There are a limited number of single rooms in the residence halls. Freshmen and Sophomores are required to live on campus and therefore receive priority assignment over upperclassmen.
Furniture and Accessories
Each room is equipped with furniture needed for studying and sleeping (except desk lamps). Beds are 80x36 inches (twin, extra long), a matter to be considered when selecting bed linens. Students are expected to provide their own linens. An alarm clock, study lamp and wastebasket are also recommended. Students may add posters, radios, TVs, computers, etc., as deemed necessary. Laundry facilities are available in each building.
Telephone and Cable Service
Basic cable service is included in the room and board fees. Expanded cable service and premium channels must be arranged for separately, as the cable service will bill students directly for this extra service. Phone service is also available upon request. Phone bills are the responsibility of the student to pay. For additional information about telephone and cable service, please contact the Office of Residential Life.
Access to high-speed wireless and wired Internet service is available in every room in the residence halls at no extra charge. This connection is always "on" and any personal computer with a standard Ethernet port (when using wired connection) can connect to it using a standard Ethernet cable (not provided by the college). Students using personal computers on campus are required to 1) use anti-virus software with current virus definitions, and 2) keep operating system patches up-to-date.
Wireless Internet access is also available in the residence halls. Students must use their Menlo user ID and password to access this service.