Residential College (ResCo) is home to nearly 500 first-year students and is nearing the end of the most extensive renovation the building has seen since its construction in 1988. All the rooms and unit lounges are completely updated, with courtyards and lobbies completed this summer.
Housing primarily first-year students, ResCo offers a wide range of experiences to its students, staff, and four full-time, live-in faculty members.
While living in ResCo, a student has the opportunity to interact with faculty outside of the classroom in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. Faculty eat in the dining room, participate in intramural events with students, and host dinners and other varied educational events.
- All rooms are air-conditioned
- ResCo Dining Hall featuring made-from-scratch-menu items*
- Microwaves and sinks on each floor
- Kitchenette with stove on all second floor wings
- Laundry rooms
- Quiet study rooms
- Front desk operations
- Game room (with a pool table, air hockey table, foosball table, and ping pong table)
*Kitchen renovations will continue throughout the fall 2023 semester. While meal offerings will mostly remain unchanged, the dining area will see an increased grab-and-go section, including meals that can be heated outside of “hot meal” serving times. Longer hours will provide students on campus more opportunities to enjoy food options nearly around-the-clock.
Interior & Exterior Renovations
Renovations Completed in 2022
Interior and exterior renovations of the building’s residential areas were completed in 2022, including upgrades to corridors, public restrooms, plumbing, and air handling units throughout the building. In addition, all of ResCo’s suites were updated to match a group of 18 rooms that were already remodeled in 2019.
Design Emphasizes Cozy
Muted color schemes and functional workspaces
Visually, the design emphasizes cozy vibes with artwork, natural materials, mid-century furniture, and muted color schemes. Finishings feature geometric patterns with soft tones of grey, blue, and white. A second-floor common area includes a functional workspace with a lounge-like design, while the main lobby’s brighter colors create a sense of energy.
Patio renovations bring fun outside
The project also reimagines ResCo’s outdoor environments. Patios will include spaces for both relaxation and fun, with one featuring terrace seating surrounded by plants and the other inviting students to join in outdoor games with friends, dine al fresco, or gather around a fire.
Revamped Dining Hall
More for 2023
The ResCo dining hall is currently being remodeled to match the building’s 2022 redesign. The space features new tables and chairs with an updated look and feel.
See inside ResCo
Unique experiences in an informal, relaxed atmosphere.