Southside is the University’s largest undergraduate residential area. It has around 600 beds and it continues to grow each year. There are different types of living options on campus, like townhouses and apartments, as well as almost 70 houses the University owns around the perimeter of campus. These options are based on a student’s GPA and how long they have been enrolled at the school.
All residences in the Southside are air-conditioned. They also have full bathrooms and full kitchens that include an oven, refrigerator, and stove. The only thing you need to provide is furniture for the common living area. Bedrooms include a bed, dresser, desk, and closet/armoire for each assigned resident. Remember that beds can be bunked or lofted. University-furnished loft kits (no others accepted) are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. University-issued furniture must remain in the residence at all times.
Each Southside residence is connected to a wireless network which students can use in their bedrooms and common areas. Additionally, each location has installed cable jacks in the common space and individual rooms. Students are responsible for providing cable cords and furnishing the common area themselves.
Students are responsible for providing:
- Cooking materials (e.g. pots, pans, utensils, etc.).
- Shower curtain, bath mat, toilet paper, etc.
- Common area furniture (e.g. couch, side tables, etc.).
Common laundry rooms are located around the Southside area, including one in the Townhouses and Peaksview Apartments. Some University-owned houses have laundry facilities inside.
All bedrooms include an extra-long twin mattress that is 80 inches long. The standard height of the bed frame is 33 inches tall. Each bed frame has 11 notches, which allows students to raise or lower the bed within the 33 inches. With a loft kit, the bed can be lifted to 69 inches tall.
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