We have 10 residence halls and the student apartment village. Several of the residence halls offer housing for students with specialized interests such as community service, fine arts, or foreign languages. All of our residences are comfortable living areas that provide ample opportunity for students to bond with each other and the residence life staff.

All housing except the apartment village contains:

  • Community bathrooms on each floor
  • Full-length mirrors
  • Kitchenettes
  • Social and study areas
  • Traditional twin-size bed(s) with mattress (36″ x 72″)
    • Please note for East and the Apartment Village there are extra-long twin-size bed(s) with mattress (38” x 80”)
  • Ceiling light fixture
  • Window blinds

Residence Halls

Carvin House

Carvin, called the Global Village, is one of the “Hill Houses,” and is home to international and American students interested in sharing and learning global perspectives.

Room floor plan (PDF)

East Building

East is divided into three sections:

  • Near East Fine Arts (NEFA) houses students with an interest in the arts
  • Middle East is the Spanish House
  • Far East is home to the Mind, Body, Spirit (MBS) community

Room floor plan (PDF)

Francophone House

The Francophone House is a living-learning option open to students who are studying French during their academic career at Hollins. It is a wonderful and inclusive space for those who love the French language, French-speaking cultures (from the Americas, Africa, Europe…), and/or are preparing for study abroad.

Room floor plan (PDF)


Located 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 on campus to study and relax. The back porch provides a gorgeous view of the mountains and the Back Quad.

Room floor plan (PDF)

Take a video tour of Main Hall, one of the housing options available at Hollins.

Randolph Hall

Randolph Hall houses students in single and double rooms. Recently refurbished with new carpet, new lounge furniture, refinished built-in closets and dressers, and new beds and desks, Randolph also features two outdoor patios.

Take a tour of Randolph Hall, one of the housing options available at Hollins University.

Rath Haus

One of the “Hill Houses,” Rath Haus was renovated in 2014 with sustainable materials and furnishings, including new windows and a geothermal heating and cooling system. Like the other Hill Houses, Rath Haus hosts a smaller, more intimate community. No more than 13 residents live in singles and doubles.

Take a video tour of Rath Haus, one of the housing options available at Hollins.

Rose Hill

As one of the “Hill Houses” renovated in 2011, Rose Hill lodges a small community of no more than nine students. In keeping with Hollins’ commitment to sustainability, Rose Hill was constructed with sustainable materials and furnishings. A geothermal heating and cooling system was also installed.

Room floor plan (PDF)


One of the “Hill Houses,” Sandusky is a specialty house for students committed to service learning. The students of Sandusky help create community-service projects for all students.

Room floor plan (PDF)

Tinker House

Tinker houses primarily first-year students in air-conditioned rooms and is divided into nine “wings” (three per floor), with a kitchen, laundry room, study room, and social room on each floor.

Take a video tour of Tinker Hall, Hollins’ largest student residence. Tinker is home to many of our first-year students.

West Building

Located on Front Quad, West is one of the oldest buildings on campus. It is known for its large rooms, hardwood floors, and wide hallways. West houses students in single, double, and triple rooms.
West is also the home of Fandom Hall. Fandom is devoted to building a community of students who wish to express their love, or “fanship,” from any fandom (television, books, music, etc.).

Room floor plan (PDF)

Take a video tour of West, one of the oldest buildings on campus.