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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 limited quantities. Overassigned Rooms may be available in limited quantities. 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.

Residence Halls
Mae Smith, Neely and Schneider, our three 17-story towers, house between 600 and 800 students each. They offer suite-style rooms (two bedrooms separated by a private bathroom), 24-hour desk service, kitchenettes, laundry rooms and student lounges.

University Hall, our 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.

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

Grinnell Hall houses the Education & Outreach Office, the Black Togetherness Organization (BTO) Office, Residence Hall Association (RHA) Office, programming space, student lounges and the mail room for Mae Smith and Schneider Halls.

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.

Residence Halls
The eleven 3-story residence halls (Abbott, Bailey, Baldwin, Bowyer, Brown, Felts, Kellogg, Pierce, Smith, Steagall and Warren) 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.

Commons Areas
Lentz Hall, the commons building for West Campus, houses the area office, a dining hall, fitness center, mail room, student lounge, computer lab and an additional accessible laundry room.