Housing Options

Housing Options for First and Second Year Students

Traditional Residence Halls

Chase, Farnham, Hickerson, Neff, and Wilkinson Halls provide traditional on-campus living communities. Each building provides both double and triple rooms with community bathrooms. Each building provides housing for approximately 250 undergraduate students (primarily first-year students). Residents have access to social and quiet study lounges, community lounges, computer labs (in most buildings), on-floor laundry, a kitchen area, and recreation equipment. All floors are same-gender living. These traditional residence halls are located on the West Campus and Residence Hall Quads.  The halls are close to classroom buildings, dining services, campus services, recreation, and athletic fields. Traditional residence hall students are required to purchase a full meal plan.

West Campus Residence Complex

West Campus offers four-person single bedroom suites or double and triple rooms with community bathrooms. Housing is available for 350 first-year and upper-class students in an air-conditioned building. Residents have access to social and quiet study lounges, community lounges, computer labs, in-building laundry, a kitchen area, and recreation equipment. This building offers co-ed and same-gender living. West is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified residence hall offering the latest trends in a green living environment. This building is located on the West Campus Quad with attractive grounds and is a short walk to classroom buildings, dining, campus services, recreation, and athletic fields. West Campus residents are required to purchase a full meal plan.

West Campus outside

Housing Options for Transfer Students

Depending on the number of transfer credits you bring to Southern, you have a variety of housing options:

  • Farnham Hall: for transfer students with less than 60 credits, Farnham Hall offers a more traditional underclassmen experience for freshmen and sophomore students. Double and triple rooms are available and students on each floor share a community bathroom and utility room. 
  • West Campus: individual suites are available for transfer students in West Campus, and there is no credit requirement or limit. These suites offer individual bedroom space with shared bathroom and living spaces. Residents of West Campus still enjoy access to the full meal plan, community lounges, recreation equipment, and more.
  • Brownell Hall: apartments in Brownell Hall accommodate 4-6 students with a shared bathroom and living room. A select number of apartments feature kitchens in this building. Transfer students with 30+ credits are eligible to live in Brownell.
  • North Campus Midrise: four-person apartments with kitchens are available in North Campus Midrise for students with 48+ credits. A Market is located on the first floor of the building for groceries and other incidental necessities. 
  • Schwartz Hall: Schwartz Hall offers the most options for transfer students with 36+ credits in terms of living arrangements. Studio-style, three-, four- and five-person apartments allow residents flexible and affordable choices while still providing living space, ample storage, and full kitchens. 
  • North Campus Townhouses: quad-occupancy townhouses with full kitchens, located immediately behind the North Campus Midrise, are available by request for transfer students with 90+ credits. These buildings feature the most privacy for residents while still providing on-site laundry (located in the Midrise) and access to all other campus resources.

Housing Options for Upperclassmen and Graduate Students

As an experienced student, you have different needs than new students. We appreciate that you still want to live on campus, so we will work to provide living environments that meet your unique needs. As you prepare to graduate or move off campus, suite and apartment living provides you with the independence you desire while still offering the services and supports of on-campus living. Full-time, live-in professional staff members and student employees provide educational and social programming, assist the hall council, staff the Welcome Desk, and assist residents with personal and academic concerns.

  • Brownell Hall: Brownell Hall offers suite-style living for sophomores and juniors. Each suite has double bedrooms, a bathroom, and pantry. Some suites include a kitchen, and all rooms in Brownell are air-conditioned. Residents have access to social and quiet study lounges, community lounges, computer labs, on-floor laundry, a kitchen area, and recreation equipment. All floors are co-ed. Brownell is located in a quiet area near resident parking, classroom buildings, dining, campus services, recreation, and athletic fields. Brownell residents in suites without kitchens are required to purchase a full meal plan. Students living in on-campus apartments with a kitchen are required to purchase a meal plan including 25 meal swipes and $150.00 in Food Loot per semester.
  • North Campus and Schwartz Apartments: Upper-class students can request four-and six-person apartments and townhouses. On-campus apartment living offers furnished double and quad bedrooms with carpeting, air conditioning, storage, and full kitchens in North and Schwartz. Each area also provides access to community lounges, laundry rooms, community kitchens, and recreation equipment. Students living in on-campus apartments with a kitchen are required to purchase a meal plan including 25 meal swipes and $150.00 in Food Loot per semester.

Housing Options for Transfer Students

As a transfer student, we recognize you may already be familiar with college life; your transition to Southern Connecticut State University presents a vital opportunity to make a fresh start, create new friendships, and reach your academic and career goals. Living on campus presents the best opportunity to make connections, live among new friends, and enjoy all of the conveniences and resources of campus life.

Depending on the number of transfer credits you bring to Southern, you have a variety of housing options:

  • Farnham Hall: for transfer students with less than 60 credits, Farnham Hall offers a more traditional underclassmen experience for freshmen and sophomore students. Double and triple rooms are available and students on each floor share a community bathroom and utility room. 
  • West Campus: individual suites are available for transfer students in West Campus, and there is no credit requirement or limit. These suites offer individual bedroom space with shared bathroom and living spaces. Residents of West Campus still enjoy access to the full meal plan, community lounges, recreation equipment, and more.
  • Brownell Hall: apartments in Brownell Hall accommodate 4-6 students with a shared bathroom and living room. A select number of apartments feature kitchens in this building. Transfer students with 30+ credits are eligible to live in Brownell.
  • North Campus Midrise: four-person apartments with kitchens are available in North Campus Midrise for students with 48+ credits. A Market is located on the first floor of the building for groceries and other incidental necessities. 
  • Schwartz Hall: Schwartz Hall offers the most options for transfer students with 36+ credits in terms of living arrangements. Studio-style, three-, four- and five-person apartments allow residents flexible and affordable choices while still providing living space, ample storage, and full kitchens. 
  • North Campus Townhouses: quad-occupancy townhouses with full kitchens, located immediately behind the North Campus Midrise, are available by request for transfer students with 90+ credits. These buildings feature the most privacy for residents while still providing on-site laundry (located in the Midrise) and access to all other campus resources.

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Gender-Inclusive Housing allows students, in mutual agreement, to share a multiple-occupancy room or suite/apartment, regardless of the students' biological sex or gender identities. This affords students the opportunity to choose their most comfortable housing option and provides housing options for students who may identify as transgender, are questioning their gender identity, or who do not wish to prescribe to gender classifications.