More than a place to rest your head
Rose-Hulman's campus is small, quiet and quite picturesque, if we do say so ourselves. It's an excellent learning environment and a great place to call home. The residence halls at Rose-Hulman are truly an extension of the college classroom, and they give students the opportunity to participate in community development, develop better people skills and create lifelong friendships. So where exactly will you unpack all your stuff?
There are nine residence halls on the Rose-Hulman campus. Each is within short walking distance of the Hulman Memorial Union. Incoming Freshmen are housed together with genders separated by floor. After your Freshman year you'll have a broader choice of residence halls from all-male houses to halls with co-ed floors. Learn more about our residence halls.
Picking your roommate
Your housing application contains one important question to help us determine your roommate: What can you tell us about yourself to help us match you with a roommate? Yes, we said match you. See, one of the perks of going to a small school like Rose-Hulman is that we can take the time to hand match every housing application. You like staying up late and playing video games? We'll find you a roommate who likes the same. It's important that you live with someone with similar religious views? We'll find another student with the same desires. You say it's important that your roommate share your love of cherry ice cream? We'll do our best to find that too.
Building community, answering questions about classes, giving directions - these all fall under the job description of our Resident Assistants. There is an RA and a Sophomore Advisor on each Freshman floor in addition to professional staff living in different residence halls. Learn more about our Resident Assistants and Sophomore Advisors.
You'll have your rooming assignment by the end of July, and move-in days for Freshmen are the Friday and Saturday before Orientation Week. Rose-Hulman students will be available to help with moving and answering questions about campus and the area. Learn more about move-in dates, and what to bring.
What to expect
While each residence hall has its differences and special features, they all have one thing in common: a room designed to provide each student with a comfortable space to call home. Most of our halls contain around 100 students and have easily accessible common areas creating an atmosphere that encourages students to be friendly and get to know each other. Learn what to expect when you're living at Rose-Hulman.