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Residence Halls

Living on campus is a great part of the college experience. We offer a variety of housing options. While most rooms are doubles (housing two students), single and triple rooms are available in all areas. Learn more about on-campus living by visiting our campus, taking a virtual tour, viewing our videos and checking out the floor plans and room layouts.

East Campus

East Campus is near the Student Recreation Center, Student Health Center and downtown Carbondale. This area offers four residence halls and two commons buildings.

Mae Smith, Neely and Schneider Residence Halls
These 17-story high-rise residence halls house between 600 and 800 students each. The first floor of each tower is used for programming and staff space. Floors 2-17 house approximately 45 residents, depending on the number of single and double rooms. These high-rise buildings offer suite-style rooms (two bedrooms separated by a private bathroom), 24-hour desk service, kitchenettes, laundry rooms and student lounges.

University Hall Residence Hall
This 4-story hall houses around 350 students with semi-private bathrooms (with private shower and toilet stalls). This hall has an area designated specifically for juniors and seniors. Laundry rooms and community-style bathrooms are located throughout the building. A kitchenette is available on site. University Hall does not have a separate commons building but does offer commons areas within the building, including the lobby, administrative office, lounge and mail room.

Trueblood and Grinnell Commons
Trueblood Commons houses the Residence Life Office, a dining hall, the mail room for Neely Hall and the Department of Public Safety.

Grinnell Commons houses the Education & Outreach Office, the Multi-Cultural Resource Centers, the Gathering Place Snack Shop, programming space, student lounges and the mail room for Mae Smith and Schneider Halls.

Each high-rise is managed by two hall directors (full-time staff with master's degrees), who oversee approximately 30 resident assistants (undergraduate students) and two assistant hall directors (graduate students who are pursuing their master's degrees).

University Hall is managed by a hall director, who supervises an assistant hall director and eight resident assistants.

West Campus

West Campus (Thompson Point) is located next to Campus Lake and Thompson Woods. This area offers suite-style rooms (two bedrooms separated by a private bathroom) in eleven residence halls and a commons building. The majority of the rooms are doubles. A limited number of singles and triples is available.

Thompson Point Residence Halls
The eleven 3-story residence halls (Abbott, Bailey, Baldwin, Bowyer, Brown, Felts, Kellogg, Pierce, Smith, Steagall and Warren), known as Thompson Point, offer suite-style rooms, private bathrooms, lounges on each floor and laundry on the lower levels. Accessible rooms are available for students with mobility impairments.

Lentz Commons
Lentz Commons houses the area office, a dining hall, fitness center, mail room, student lounge, computer lab and an additional accessible laundry room.

There are three hall directors in West Campus and one assistant hall director. Halldirectors for West Campus typically supervise three to five buildings, depending on their other responsibilities.