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Housing and Residential Life

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Live on a Beautiful Campus!

Almost 90 percent of freshmen and almost 60 percent of all Eastern students live on campus. Living close to classes, the library, computing resources, support services and a host of student clubs and activities is convenient; national data also shows that students who live on campus get better grades and graduate on time. Housing services are provided by the Office of Housing and Residential Life.

Students living on campus:
  • Get better grades and graduate on time
  • Have easy access to the library, computer labs and other services
  • Can walk to class and the dining hall
  • Are more engaged in student clubs and other campus activities
  • Make friends for a lifetime!

First-Year Halls

  • Description Burnap Hall
    Burnap is located at the northern end of campus next to Hurley Hall. Each room has a twin, extra-long bed, desk, chair and closet/dresser unit for each resident. Each floor has a TV lounge, laundry, bathroom and shower facilities.

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  • Description3D imag of Burnap Hall
    Built in 1921, Burr Hall is located on the south side of campus next to Shafer Hall. Each room has a twin, extra-long bed (one set of bunks and a single bed on the floor), desk, chair, and a closet/dresser space for each resident.

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  • Descriptionconstitution hall
    Constitution Hall is located in the center of campus. Each suite includes two double bedrooms, a bathroom, a vanity area with two sinks, and central heat/air conditioning. Each room has a twin, extra-long bed, desk, chair and a closet/dresser unit for each resident.

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  • DescriptionCrandall Hall
    Crandall is located at the northern end of campus next to Hurley Hall. Each room has a bed, desk, chair and a closet/dresser unit for each resident. Each floor has a TV lounge, laundry, bathroom, and shower facilities.

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  • DescriptionMead Hall
    Each suite in Mead Hall has a common living area, one private bathroom, and central heat and air conditioning. The bedrooms are furnished with beds, study desks, dressers, desk chairs, built-in closets, and windows with blinds.

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  • DescriptionWinthrop Hall
    Winthrop Hall’s small population promotes a strong community. Each room has a twin, extra-long bed, desk, chair and closet/dresser space for each resident. Located in the center of campus, Winthrop has a computer lab, gaming area, TV lounges, vending machines and laundry facilities.

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Transfer Hall

  • DescriptionOccum Hall

    Occum Hall is located on the northern end of campus across from Hurley Hall. Each apartment on the first and second floors is assigned in most cases to transfer students who are older than traditional freshmen and have more than 60 credits.

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Upperclassmen Halls

  • DescriptionHigh rise suite with 4 bedroom

    Located in the center of campus next to the Health Services Center, High Rise is a nine-story apartment complex that has four- and five-person apartments. Each apartment includes bedrooms, a bathroom, a living area and kitchen facilities.

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  • Description3D image Laurel Hall

    Laurel Hall is located in the center of campus. Each apartment includes four single bedrooms, a bathroom, shower, living area, kitchen facilities and central heat/air conditioning. Each room has a twin, extra-long bed, desk, chair, and a closet/dresser unit for each resident.

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  • Description3D Low Rise bedroom

    Located in the center of campus next to the Health Services Center, Low Rise is five separate buildings surrounding a courtyard with four- and six-person apartments. Each apartment includes bedrooms, a bathroom, a living area and kitchen facilities.

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  • Description3D Niejadlik Hall

    Each suite in Niejadlik Hall has a common living area, two private baths, and central air/heat. Single bedrooms are furnished with twin, extra-long beds, study desks, dressers, desk chairs, built-in closets and windows with blinds.

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  • Description3D image Noble Hall

    Noble Hall is located at the southern boundary of campus. Each apartment includes two-person bedrooms, a bathroom, two or three vanity sinks, a living area, kitchen facilities, and central heat/air conditioning. Each room has a twin, extra-long bed, desk, chair and a closet/dresser unit for each resident.

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  • Description:3D image nutmeg hall

    Nutmeg Hall is located in the center of campus. Each 4-person apartment includes four single bedrooms, a bathroom, a shower room, a living area, kitchen facilities, and central heat/air conditioning. Each room has a twin, extra-long bed, desk, chair, and a closet/dresser unit for each resident.

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  • Description3D image of 2-bedroom occum hall

    Occum Hall is located on the northern end of campus across from Hurley Hall. Each apartment on the first and second floors is assigned in most cases to transfer students who are older than traditional freshmen and have more than 60 credits.

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  • shafer-hall.pngDescription

    Shafer Hall is located on the southern side of campus between Burr and Noble Halls. Shafer Hall has multiple studio/apartment types, the most common being where two students share only a bathroom and have their own studio. Shafer also has double studios and single bedroom apartments. Each studio/apartment has a twin, extra-long bed, closet/dresser space and a kitchen.

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Of Special Interest

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Dining

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options include meal plans for resident students and commuters, with dining services at Hurley Dining hall, the Student Center Food Court and the Library Café.

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Theme Housing

Students with similar interests live together in fourteen theme housing groups within the same area of a residence hall, giving students opportunities to gain leadership, academic and social skills.

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Student Activities

Social and cultural activities for resident students abound throughout the week on campus, ranging from student clubs to athletics, social events, guest speakers and concerts.

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Campus Shuttle

The shuttle features designated shuttle stops conveniently located around campus. Shuttle hours are posted at each residential hall, the Student Center and the Campus Police Department. Shuttle buses are equipped with a lift for anyone needing personal assistance.

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MATCH-UP

Project MATCH–UP (optional) matches incoming students with upperclassmen to adjust to new friends and surroundings. Peer mentors introduce incoming students to social activities, student clubs and campus services, while answering questions and making referrals.

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Safety Escorts

In addition to the campus shuttle, which provides safe transportation from classroom buildings to residence halls, campus police officers and the student patrol are available to escort individuals to and from any location on campus after shuttle hours or for specific circumstances.

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Six-Week Challenge

The Six-Week Challenge helps first-year students adjust to Eastern and their peers. It increases retention, promotes academic and personal success. Students participate in hall and floor socials, meals with staff, community service events and other programs.

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Important Dates

  • November 11: Warrior Cup: Veteran's Day Challenge
  • November 13: RA Selection Information Session
  • November 18: UROC: Paint Night
  • November 19: Warrior Cup: Music Bingo
  • November 22: FAD: Hypnotist
  • November 26: First-Year Halls and Niejadlik Hall close for break at 6pm
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Contact Our Office

Office of Housing and Residential Life
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
housing@easternct.edu
(860) 465-5297
(860) 465-5151

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