Central Area

Van Meter - Central Area

Close to mid-campus lies the Central Residential Area which is made up of nine traditionally-styled buildings. All Central residence halls are coed. However, Van Meter Hall has several female-only floors and male-only floors; Brett and Brooks Halls are barrier-free and fully accessible for disabled students. Brett also offers Break (9-month) Housing (September through May).

Central Residential Area currently features:

Living and Learning Communities 
First-Year Halls located in Van Meter HallGorman HallWheeler Hall
SophoMORE Hall: located in Butterfield Hall

Defined Residential Communities
Kanonhsesne Native American Community in Chadbourne Hall
Spectrum Community for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender students, and allies.

First-Year Residential Academic Programs (RAPs) 
Van Meter: HFA Connect RAP, Literary Perspectives RAP, Cultural Explorations RAP, Performing & Visual Arts Majors RAP
Gorman: Diversity & Society RAP, Investigating Politics RAP, IMPACT: Self-Awareness, Social Justice & Service RAP
Wheeler: Global Perspectives RAP, Global Viewpoints RAP

360° Room Tours
Single Room
Double Room

Other Area Features
Snack bar in Greenough Hall
The Josephine White Eagle Native American Cultural Center in Chadbourne Hall

Central is in close proximity to the Studio Arts building, Fine Arts Center, Newman Center, University Health Services, Isenberg School of Management, Franklin Dining Commons, and more.