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Residence halls

Hollins residences are divided into two areas which are overseen by the residential learning coordinators. Area I includes Tinker and the apartments. Area II includes Main, East, West, and the Hill Houses: Carvin, French House, Rose Hill, and Sandusky. The Hill Houses, along with Hall B1 of Tinker (also known as Otaku) and East offer specialty housing opportunities for students.

Residential areas, with the exception of the apartments, have double loaded corridors and community bathrooms on each floor. All residence halls have full-length mirrors, kitchenettes, social areas, and study areas. Rooms are equipped with a traditional twin-size bed with mattress (36" x 72"). Each room has a ceiling light fixture and window blinds.

Area I

Apartments

Apartments

Located across the street from campus, the apartments house upperclass women and a small group of graduate students in two or three-bedroom units. Each apartment has a kitchen, living room, dining area, one or two bathrooms, and a fenced-in patio.

Apartments floor plan (PDF)

Tinker

Tinker

"It's good to have an equal understanding of everyone's needs, and respect for our well being when it comes to studying and college life in general." — Jai'Von Echols, Class of 2011

The most modern of the student residences, Tinker houses first-year students in air-conditioned rooms. Tinker is divided into nine "wings" (three per floor), with a kitchen, laundry room, study room, and social room on each floor. The first floor Coffeehouse is a popular gathering place for students to play pool or watch TV together. In the summer of 2012, Tinker underwent renovations to its heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) systems. In support of the university's commitment to sustainability, the HVAC renovations included the addition of geothermal wells.

Area II

East

East

"The sense of community makes me happiest to live here [in East]." — Miranda Dennis, Class of 2008

As one of the three residences on the historic Front Quad, East is divided into three sections: Near East, Middle East, and Far East. Near East Fine Arts (NEFA) houses students who have an interest in the arts. Middle East (Spanish House) is a living, learning environment for students designed to assist with the mastery of the Spanish language, as well as learning about Spanish culture. Far East is home to a Mind, Body, Spirit (MBS) community in which residents focus on exploring holistic personal balance.

Room floor plan (PDF)

Main

Main

"I love being in a building where so many of my neighbors are also my friends."— Megan Anderson, Class of 2008

As the second of three residences on historic Front Quad, Main houses students in single and double rooms. The rocking chairs on the front porch have made this one of the most popular places to study and relax at Hollins University. The back porch provides a gorgeous view of the mountains and the Back Quad.

Room floor plan (PDF)

West

West

"The location is perfect because it is close to the library, Moody, and Dana."—Allyson Stephens, Class of 2010

As the third of the student residences located on Front Quad, West is one of the oldest buildings on campus. It is known for its large rooms and wide hallways. West houses students in single, double, and triple rooms. HOP (Hollins Outdoor Program) Hall is on the first floor of West.

Room floor plan (PDF)

Carvin

Carvin

As one of the "Hill Houses," Carvin is also known on campus as the Global Village. This is a residential space where International and American students can live together and learn from each other within a strong community. Each year, approximately 22 students live in this air-conditioned house.

Room floor plan (PDF)

French House

French House

The French House, one of the "Hill Houses," is designed to assist resident students with the mastery of the French language, as well as learning about French culture. Housing seven students in a traditionally tight-knit community, French House is our smallest residential building.

Room floor plan (PDF)

Rose Hill

Rose Hill

Our newest addition to student housing, Rose Hill, was renovated in the summer of 2011. Now the fourth "Hill House," Rose Hill houses a small community of 9 students. Continuing the university’s commitment to going green, the Rose Hill renovation included the use of sustainable materials in construction and furnishings as well as a geothermal heating and cooling system.

Room floor plan (PDF)


Sandusky

Sandusky

One of the "Hill Houses," Sandusky houses the service-learning specialty housing community. The women of Sandusky work to foster opportunities and community-service projects for all students. In summer 2012, renovations to the kitchen, dining, and porch areas were completed.

Room floor plan (PDF)