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 mixed-gender communities. However, Van Meter Hall has several female-only floors and male-only floors and Baker has gender-inclusive floors.  Brett Hall is barrier-free and fully accessible for students with disabilities. Brett and Gorman offer Break (9-month) Housing (September through May).

Central Residential Area currently features:

First-Year Halls: located in Butterfield HallGorman HallVan Meter Hall, and Wheeler Hall

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.

Defined Residential Communities
Spectrum Community for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender students, and allies.
Disability Defined Residential Community for students who identify as disabled and their allies.

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.

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