Residence Hall Descriptions, Room Dimensions
and what’s included

 


Where Will I Live?

All first-year and second-year, full-time students are required to live in campus housing. Coed and single-sex housing is available. First-year students, assuming availability, may reside in the same residences as upper-class students. Albright also has three coed "First-Year Experience" residence halls – Crowell, Smith and Walton Halls.

There are six traditional residence halls. Albright Court, Mohn, Krause, Crowell, Smith, and Walton Halls all offer coed living.  Mohn and Walton Halls also have all female floors. Mohn Hall is also the academic honors residence hall and is available to students of all class years.

There are two residence hall facilities designated as “special interest housing” – North Hall suites, and Albright Woods apartments.  The apartments are intended mainly for juniors and seniors (though some sophomores may be approved for apartment living), and the suites are intended mainly for sophomores and juniors.  Returning students must apply to live in these residence halls during housing selection each spring, and undergo a highly selective point system analysis (based on class year, # of semesters lived on campus, academic record, and conduct record) in order to gain approval. 

The First-Year Experience
Crowell, Smith (beginning Fall ’09) and Walton Halls are a special living community for first-year students that provide an atmosphere to help students meet personal and academic needs. Special programs encourage faculty/student interaction and provide individual academic attention.  Smoking is not permitted in any residence hall and illegal drugs are prohibited.  First-year students are assumed to be under the age of 21 and are not allowed alcohol in any of these residence halls.

Selected upper-class students, resident assistants (RAs), live in Crowell, Smith and Walton Halls and serve as mentors offering information and support. Hall activities, discussions, dinners and trips to local attractions contribute to a dynamic living experience.

Students in Albright's Alpha Program for undecided majors living in Crowell, Smith, and Walton Halls may investigate academic interests through interdisciplinary discussions with faculty and Alpha advisors.

Spaces in Crowell, Smith and Walton Halls are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To select the First-Year Experience, indicate Crowell, Smith or Walton Hall on your online housing application and submit your online application by the deadline, June 1.

The first-year experience in these three residence halls is intended to assist students with their transitions to college, campus living, roommate concerns, homesickness, and other first-year student adjustments.

Honors Housing
Students who are invited into the honors program and/or are scholar award recipients have a unique living option in Mohn Hall, a residence designated for all honors students.  Resident Assistants (RAs), located on each floor, act as resources and sponsor some programming geared toward academic excellence.  RAs will also look for ways to integrate academics and cultures by engaging residents in mentor initiatives and other programming efforts.  Mohn Hall offers computer rooms on each floor and includes a social lounge, an individual study lounge, and a group study lounge. To select this exciting living and learning environment, indicate Mohn Hall on your online housing application and submit your online application by the June 1 deadline. Upper-class honors students receive preference in this residence hall, but limited spaces are held for new students interested in this option.

North Hall Suites
The North Hall suites house upper-class students, mainly sophomores and juniors, who must apply for this group living option during the housing selection process in the spring.  Each suite houses 12-14 residents in double occupancy rooms and a restroom area (3 showers, 3 toilets, 3 sinks) with washer/dryer unit.  RAs are housed in four of the 14 suites.

Albright Woods Apartments
The Albright Woods apartments house upper-class students, mainly juniors and seniors, who must apply for this group living option during the housing selection process in the spring. Each apartment consists of a bathroom, living room area, storage closet, and a full kitchen complete with a refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher. Each apartment is also fully furnished with standard campus furniture. All apartments either have a balcony or porch. Albright Woods is the only residence on campus where students may bring a microwave, toaster, and grills without propane tanks.  RAs are housed in four of the 39 apartments.

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How big are the rooms and what's included?

residence hall room

Rooms are generally 12' x 12.' Rugs should be 10' x 10' to fit comfortably. Rooms are furnished with desks, desk chairs, beds, dressers and closets. All rooms have blinds. Students may bring their own curtains. Beds are oversized twins. You should purchase twin extra-long sheets.  All rooms are equipped with a micro-fridge.

Basic cable television and WIRELESS internet services are available in each room upon your arrival to campus.  Students are responsible for providing their own television and TV cable cord.  All residence hall rooms on campus have air conditioning, and all residence halls provide FREE laundry facilities to resident students.

RESIDENCE HALL FLOOR SPACE WINDOW OPENING HEIGHT OF ROOM CLOSET WIDTH ENTRANCE DOOR WIDTH
ALBRIGHT COURT (please click the link to the left to view room dimensions for Albright Court)
ALBRIGHT WOODS (please click the link to the left to view room dimensions for Albright Woods)
CROWELL HALL 11'10"d x 12'0"w 44"w x 64"h 8'6" 50" 29"
KRAUSE HALL 11'9"d x 12'0"w 44"w x 64"h 44"w x 35"h (lower level) 9'2" 8'6" (lower level) 50" 29"
MOHN HALL (DOUBLE) 13'5"d x 11'3"w 48.5"w x 55"h 8'0" 46" 29"
MOHN HALL (SINGLE) 6'3"d x 10'6"w 40"w x 55"h 8'0" 40" 29"
NORTH HALL 12'0"d x 11'5"w 56"w x 61"h 9'4" 43" 33"
SMITH HALL 11'10"d x 12'0"w 44"w x 64"h 8'6" 50" 29"
WALTON HALL 11'10"d x 12'0"w 44"w x 64"h 8'6" 50" 29"

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Bed Loft Information

  • Bed lofts are permitted in all rooms on campus but must be ordered through the College approved vendor, Campus Loft.  Students should call 1-877-bedloft or visit the website at www.877bedloft.com for more information.  Bed loft rentals are approximately $189.00 per year, but increase to $209.00 after a specific date.  For safety reasons, students are not allowed to construct their own bed lofts or use bed risers.

Albright Property Insurance

  • Albright College is not liable for damages to or losses of the student’s personal property, or the property of others in the possession of the student, resulting from loss, fire, flood, theft, vandalism and other causes.  First check with your parents’ homeowners policy to see if your belongings are covered.  If not, you may want to contact National Student Services, Inc. (NSSI) to apply for a student personal property plan.  You may complete the application on line at  www.nssinc.com.

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Residence Hall Facilities

All residence halls have study areas, television lounges and free laundry rooms. Custodial services clean common areas. Students are responsible for the cleanliness of their own rooms.

Public Safety and Security

There is 24-hour security on campus. Residence halls are always locked. Students are issued swipe cards when they arrive.  Each student also receives either a key or combination for the assigned room. There are courtesy/emergency telephones at each residence hall entrance so visitors can call residents for access and residents can call the Department of Public Safety. All residence hall doors also have door alarms to prevent doors from being propped open. Housing staff and Public Safety Officers also make regular rounds in the residence halls for safety and security purposes.

Personal Items

Bring anything you need to make your room feel like home! This includes pillows, linens, lamps, desk accessories and so on. You will receive a list of suggested items with your room assignment. It's best to bring less at first and add items as you need them! Students are not permitted to bring a microwave or refrigerator. All rooms include a micro fridge. This list is also linked to the top of our website as “What Should I Bring to College?”.

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