Southwest Area

Southwest Area

The Southwest Residential Area, the largest on campus, houses 5,500 students in its five high-rise towers, and eleven low-rise residence halls. All buildings are coed, although many offer single sex floors. Break Housing is available in James and Prince.

Southwest Residential Area currently features:

First-Year Halls: located in Melville, Thoreau, Pierpont , Moore, James, Emerson, Kennedy, and Cance Halls

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
​Harambee: African Heritage Student Program in Coolidge Hall
El Barrio Community in Washington Hall 

Other Area Features
Student Leadership Center in Moore Hall.
Close proximity to Hampden Student Center, Latin American Cultural CenterMalcolm X Cultural Center, Southwest Area Government offices, Boyden Gym, Isenberg School of Management, Hampshire Dining Commons, Berkshire Dining Commons and more.

Corner Rooms in Towers
Corner Rooms in Southwest Towers come with the beds set up in a bunked position, since this is the most popular way students arrange these rooms. Although bunking beds is the most popular arrangement, students are free to arrange their furniture to suite their preferences. Planning to loft one or both beds instead? See the Your Room page for lofting instructions.