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:

First-Year Halls: located in Van Meter HallGorman HallWheeler Hall, Brooks

Residential Academic Programs (RAPs) are affiliated with some first-year learning communities. For a complete list of programs and locations, please see the RAP website.

Creative Expressions is a multi-year community for students pursuing the arts located in Butterfield Hall

Defined Residential Communities
Spectrum Community for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender students, and allies.

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.