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Common Areas

Common areas of our residence halls offer resident's places to gather socially, grab a snack, study, watch TV, play video games, and bake cookies. These areas and their furnishings are for all residents to enjoy.

Public restrooms, community bathrooms and common areas are cleaned regularly by custodial staff, but students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms/suites/apartments. Students should provide their own cleaning supplies for their room or apartment. Students are also responsible for removing their own garbage and recycling from their residence and bringing it to their community's designated trash room or area.

Each residence hall has a kitchen area for resident use, with the exception of Dixon Hall.  These kitchens, equipped with a stove, oven, refrigerator, and sink are often used for special programs and activities within the residence halls. While kitchens are not intended to prepare a resident's daily meals, residents may also use them. Check at the front desk of your residence hall for any kitchen equipment that may be signed out.

Each apartment has its own kitchen with a refrigerator, sink, oven and stove (no microwave). Apartment residents should provide their own kitchenware and kitchen equipment.

Most residence halls have a main lobby, a TV lounge, a recreation area, and a study area, which are open to students 24 hours a day. Some restrictions may apply on the usage of these facilities. If you have questions concerning usage, please check at the desk of your residence hall.

Vending machines are available in every residence hall to satisfy that craving for a snack or cold beverage. All vending machines accept Bear Bucks or cash/coins for when that need for chocolate or something salty arises.

Computer Labs
Four residence halls on campus have computer labs which are available to residents of any hall. Three labs (Beck Hall, Golden Bear Village South and Rothermel Hall) are open 24 hours a day. The fourth, Johnson Hall, is adjacent to the ResNet help desk and maintains the same hours as the help desk.

In addition, the Golden Bear Village South space includes two collaboration rooms. Each room is equipped with a mounted, 42" flat-screen monitor, a built-in PC, and four HDMI connectors/adapters where students can connect their own laptop(s).

All labs include both Macs (running Mac OS X) and Lenovo PCs (running Windows 10) as well as a networked laser printer. 

Updated: 6/2016/MGM