• First-Year First

What does "First-Year First" mean?

We fill our traditional residence halls first with first-year students. Once all first-year students have a room in the residence halls, we will open up any remaining spaces to anyone else interested.

Why?

  • The Full College Experience: Learning doesn’t only take place in the classroom—it continues in the residence halls.
  • Expand Your Worldview: Residents from all over the world live on campus.
  • Join A Living Learning Community: Live on a floor with residents who share similar academic and personal interests with you.
  • Academic Assistance: Have access to study & meeting rooms, collaboration stations, and tech labs & lounges.
  • Support: First-year students experience similar transition issues. Having communities that focus on that experience provides increased support and resources because you’re surrounded by friends going through the same process.
  • Friends: There’s no easier way to make lifelong connections than to live on campus during your first year.

 

First-year designated communities have been consistently popular. The University has had designated first-year communities for many years, and we are committed to providing that experience to more of our first-year students. This is why we have decided to fill the residence halls listed below with first-year students first.

What Buildings Are First-Year First?

To put it simply, our residence halls are for first-year students, and our apartments are for anyone else. However, there some exceptions: Yudof Hall will be roughly 50% first-year residents and 50% returning residents, and Wilkins Hall (formerly apartments) is now specifically for first-year residents. See the full list of buildings and classifications below:

 

First-Year Halls

17th Avenue Hall

Bailey Hall

Centennial Hall

Comstock Hall

Frontier Hall

Middlebrook Hall

Sanford Hall

Territorial Hall

Wilkins Hall

Yudof Hall

   

 

Returning Resident Apartments

Radius

Keeler

University Village

Yudof Hall