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Dormitory Housing

Graduate College

The Graduate College houses approximately 420 students in buildings located about one-half mile (a 10-minute walk) from the center of campus. The Old Graduate College (OGC), built in 1913 and expanded in 1927, consists largely of one- and two-room suites for one or two students; many rooms have private or semi-private bathrooms. The New Graduate College (NGC), constructed in 1962 and directly adjacent to the Old Graduate College, contains single rooms with one shared bathroom for the 8 to 12 people in each hallway. Every resident of both the New and Old Graduate College dormitories is required to select a meal plan.

All University dormitory buildings are smoke-free. The smoking policy is in effect for all private and common spaces in all dormitories and Annexes. Pets that can be humanely restricted to cages, bowls or aquaria are permitted at the Graduate College. Both wireless and wired Internet access is available in every room through Dormnet networking services.

Two types of arrangements for housing are available at the Graduate College: co-residential floors, and male or female by floor. Bathrooms on co-residential floors are shared by male and female residents. Bathrooms on single-sex floors are single sex according to the sex of the residents of that floor.

The single rooms in the Old Graduate College are especially attractive and usually are chosen by students who will be in their second year. There are a number of single rooms available to incoming students in the New Graduate College, but all incoming students should accept the possibility of having a roommate.

The Graduate College House Committee and the Graduate School sponsor social, cultural, athletic and intellectual programs that help create a sense of community for residents.

The list of current fees and expenses shows general charges. Residents are assessed house dues to cover services and programs provided by the Graduate College House Committee. Rooms have basic furniture that includes a twin mattress and bed frame, desk, desk chair and dresser; however, students must provide their own bed linens, blankets and pillows. Parking is available, but permits are required and may be obtained at the Transportation and Parking Services website.

Cooking is not permitted in Graduate College or Annex rooms, though there are three kitchens provided in the Graduate College for students to do their own cooking.

For more information on housing options and policies, visit the Housing Department’s website.

Graduate College Annexes

The Graduate College Annexes are converted homes that have single rooms. They are located directly adjacent to the campus, about three blocks from the Graduate College. Approximately 80 students are housed in the Annexes. The purchase of a meal plan is optional for residents of the Graduate College Annexes. There are kitchens with storage cabinets in all of the Annex houses. Residents in Annexes are assessed house dues and may enjoy all social facilities and functions of the Graduate College.

Rooms in the Annexes have basic furniture; a twin mattress and bed frame, desk, desk chair and a dresser. Only pets that can be humanely restricted to cages, bowls or aquaria are permitted at the Annexes. Both wireless and wired Internet access is available in every Annex through Dormnet networking services.

Few spaces are available for incoming students in the Annexes.