Hollins offers eight specialty housing options for students. These halls and houses allow students to explore interests in a dedicated, supportive community.
Eight Specialty Houses & Halls
Students apply to live in these houses and halls. For more information about how to apply, please contact current house members, their faculty advisors, or the office of housing and residence life.
Fine Arts (NEFA)
Students living in NEFA, or Near East Fine Arts, work to increase awareness of the fine arts, both on and off campus.
Residents practice speaking French and promote awareness of French culture.
Global Village (Carvin)
The Global Village is for students who have an interest in other cultures, a commitment to share their experiences and knowledge, and a desire to learn from others and work as a community.
Hollins Outdoor Program (HOP) Hall
Located in West, HOP Hall is for students who share a love for the outdoors, the environment, and adventure. HOP offers outdoor excursions and leadership training.
Housed in Tinker, Otaku is devoted to the imaginative appeal of fantasy, anime, and science fiction.
Service Learning House (Sandusky)
Committed to community service, Sandusky residents volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours a month and promote service activities on campus and in Roanoke.
Located in Middle East, the Spanish House attracts students who want to increase their oral and written language skills and promote Hispanic culture.
Mind, Body, Spirit (MBS)
MBS residents seek personal balance by finding ways to get themselves and others involved in and out of the classroom. All MBS residents commit to a substance-free lifestyle.
There are two MBS communities. First-year students live in Tinker, and upper-class students live in East.