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Residence Hall Glossary

Traditional Style Residence Hall - A traditional style residence hall may contain double or triple rooms. Each room contains two beds, two desks, two closets, two dressers, two computer ports, one telephone connection and one cable connection. (Note: Triple rooms contain three of the appropriate items above.) Residents of these halls utilize community showers and restrooms (with private bathroom stalls), as well as a lounge. The majority of first year students live in traditional style housing.

Apartment Style Residence Hall - There are two apartment style buildings at Robert Morris University. In these areas, each apartment houses four students, each with their own private bedroom. Each student has individual cable and internet access in their bedroom. A telephone phone connection is also provided in each apartment. In addition, each apartment features two bathrooms, a living room, and a kitchen with a stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, and garbage disposal. The apartments are fully furnished. Returning RMU resident students receive first priority for these housing areas and generally fill them during the Room Selection process.

Washington Residence Hall - Washington Hall is a suite-style building. Each suite is divided into five, double occupancy rooms that have all the furniture listed in a traditional style double room. In addition, the suites contain a common area where students may place their own pre-approved furniture as a group, as well as semi-private showers and restrooms located in each suite. When selecting Washington Hall, students should keep in mind that the housekeeping services provided in this area are designed to provide a transition between traditional hall living and apartment living. Once per week, members of the housekeeping staff will come into the suite and provide complete and thorough cleaning in the shared bathroom space. On all other days, trash removal service will be provided. Throughout the week, residents sharing a suite are expected to maintain an appropriate cleaning schedule for their suite and common living area. Members of the Residence Life staff will work with students residing in the suites as necessary to help them develop a cleaning schedule that meets their needs. Although the suite arrangement is primarily for upper class students, based on availability, a number of first year students may be placed in this residence hall each year.

Braddock Residence Hall - Braddock Hall offers a unique living experience for RMU students. Most room pairs in this hall are connected by semi-private ½ bath facilities. Shower facilities are provided in the common corridors of the residence hall. Although the building is comprised primarily of double rooms, there are also a limited triple and single rooms available. Each room contains the furniture indicated above for a traditional style hall. This building also features a community lounge with a pool table and foosball table. Braddock Hall is a first year and upper class residential community and is located just across University Boulevard from Joe Walton Stadium.

Quiet Study Option - While it is expected that the noise level in all buildings is conducive to studying and appropriate for a University living-learning environment, some areas are also designated as a “quiet study” housing area. Students in these areas vote at the beginning of the year to extend their quiet hours beyond the general posted campus quiet hours as they feel appropriate.

Specific Residence Hall Designations *

Res Hall Co-Ed First Year Students Upper-class Students Air Cond. Tradit. Style Apt Style
Adams X X
X X
Braddock X X X X

Concord X
X X
X
Gallatin X X
X X
Hamilton X X
X X
Hancock X X
X X
Lexington X
X X
X
Madison X X
X X
Marshall X X X X X
Monroe X X
X X
Ross X X X X X
Washington X X X X

Yorktown X X X X


* Building designations above are as anticipated for the 2009-2010 academic year. Please note that building designations are subject to change.