Housing Guide 2010

It will probably be a tangled, nightmarish, overly complicated endeavor. (It’s one of the last events on campus that doesn’t take place online.) Despite how the system works, students will gather early, nervously awaiting the start of the event. (Getting to Ted Wilson Gymnasium early will not increase your chances of getting what you want, freshmen.) The upper gym will become unbearably hot, and people will be irate and pushy.

Welcome to Linfield housing registration.

This year, in an effort to help students better understand their housing options (because who reads all those e-mails, anyway?), the Review has created a Renter’s Guide for Linfield students. Details of most halls and suburbs are below (most of which was collected from the Residence Life website), along with personal recommendations for the Review staff. Take it as you will. The Review hopes that it helps you find what you are looking for.

Residence halls:

Anderson Hall (male only)

Room options: Singles, doubles, triples

Amenities: Window seats (not available in all rooms), built-in bunk beds (not available in all rooms)

Features: Anderson Hall is the one all-male hall at Linfield.
Campbell Hall (co-ed)

Room Options: Singles, doubles, triples

Amenities: Walk-in closets (available in most rooms)

Features: Campbell Hall offers students two lounges and is located near academic buildings, Riley Student Center and the intramural sports field. The triple rooms are male-only. It’s located right in front of CPS’ new residence in Cozine Hall.
Elkinton Hall (co-ed)

Room Options: Singles, double, triples

Amenities: Sinks in room, color accent wall in room, wireless Internet, handicap access, study rooms

Features: Elkinton opened in 2006 and offers study lounges, laundry and recycling facilities on each floor.

Frerichs Hall (co-ed, wellness hall)

Room Options: Singles, doubles, triples

Amenities: Color accent wall in room, window seats (available in some rooms), inside bike storage, study rooms, piano in lounge

Features: Frerichs is one of two wellness halls and students pledge to not use first- or second-hand substances. The triple rooms are male-only.

Grover Hall (female only)

Room Options: Singles, doubles, triples

Amenities: Sinks in room (available in most rooms)

Features: One of three all-female halls, Grover offers women a small community to live and learn. Personal sinks are available in rooms on the first and second floors. The third floor offers a unique triple room and two double rooms.
Hewitt Hall (co-ed)
Room Options: Singles, doubles

Amenities: N/A

Features: Being one of the larger residence halls on Linfield’s campus, Hewitt is a great place to meet new classmates.

Jane Failing Hall (female only)

Room options: Singles, doubles, triples, quad/suites
Amenities:
Sinks in room (available in some rooms), walk-in closet (select rooms), window seats (available in 3rd floor rooms), built-in bunk beds (select rooms), study rooms.

Features: N/A
Larsell Hall (co-ed)

Room Options: Singles, doubles, triples, quad/suites

Amenities: N/A

Features: Larsell is one of Linfield’s larger residence halls and offers two lounge spaces for students. On top of that, it’s one of the few halls that offers quads and suites to underclassmen.
Latourette Hall (co-ed)

Room Options: Doubles

Amenities: Walk-in closets, built-in bunk beds

Features: N/A
Mahaffey Hall (co-ed)

Room Options: Singles, doubles

Amenities: Standard amenities, inside bike storage, elevator, handicap access

Features: Mahaffey hall is the largest residence hall on Linfield’s campus and is a multi-use building that houses the Office of Residence Life on the first floor. Residents are able to enjoy the large outside patio that overlooks the softball field. Mahaffey is divided into male- and female-wings. It also has an elevator.
Memorial Hall (female only)

Room Options: Singles, doubles, triples

Amenities: Armoires

Features: One of three all-female halls, Memorial is a uniquely designed building that it tucked within the stands of the Linfield football stadium. The multi-use space houses the Greek Life and Health & Wellness Promotion offices on the first floor, with residents living on the second floor.
Miller Hall (co-ed)

Room Options: Singles, doubles, triples, quad/suites

Amenities: N/A

Features: If you have a car, you can’t beat the parking both behind and to the side of Miller. It’s also close to the fraternity houses (if you’re a brother or frequent visitor).

Newby Hall (co-ed)
Room Options: Doubles, triples, quads/suites
Amenities: Living/dining area and kitchenette

Features: Newby is an all-suites residence hall. Each suite offers a living/dining area, private bath and kitchenette. The downside: It’s on the far north end of campus, far from some classrooms and the library. This is a great place for those without enough credits for the suburbs.

Pioneer Hall (female only)

Room Options: Doubles, triples, quad/suites

Amenities: High ceilings

Features: Pioneer Hall is the oldest building on Linfield’s campus and overlooks the Oak Grove (sans the Old Oak). The multi-purpose building houses the history, political Science and psychology departments. But beware: The stairs are killer.

Potter Hall (co-ed, wellness hall)
Room Options: Singles, doubles, triples

Amenities: N/A

Features: Potter is the other wellness halls, and students pledge to not use first- or second-hand substances. Located on the north side of campus, Potter Hall is a multi-purpose building that also houses the Department of Education.

Terrell Hall (co-ed)
Room Options: Singles, doubles, triples

Amenities: Sinks in room, color accent wall in room, wireless Internet, handicap access, study rooms

Features: Terrell Hall opened in 2006 and offers study lounges, laundry and recycling facilities on each floor.

Whitman Hall (co-ed)

Room Options: Singles, doubles, triples

Amenities: Color accent wall in room, window seats (in some rooms), inside bike storage, handicap access, study rooms, piano in lounge

Features: Again, Whitman is another hall located near one extreme of campus. Get ready for some walking.

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Suburbs:

1220 Melrose Ave


Room Options: Five-person house

Amenities: Historic house with five individual furnished bedrooms, unfurnished living room and full kitchen. This suburb is not connected to the Linfield College computer network (CatNet) or phone system.

Features: A furnished bedroom includes a bed, dresser, closet, desk and desk chair

Dana Hall

Room Options: Doubles

Amenities: All units have 2 furnished bedrooms, unfurnished living area and kitchenette. This suburb is connected to the Linfield College computer network (CatNet) and phone system. The huge windows take a bit to get used to.

Features: All units are 2 bed/1 bath, with a kitchenette and large common area. A kitchen table and 4 chairs are provided. A furnished bedroom includes a bed, dresser, closet, desk and desk chair for each resident.

The Blaine Street Apartments (formally known as the Greens)

Room Options: Doubles, triples

Amenities: All units have 2 furnished bedrooms, unfurnished living room and full kitchen. This suburb is connected to the Linfield College computer network (CatNet) and phone system.

Features: All units are 2 bed/1 bath with a large living room and full kitchen. A furnished bedroom includes a bed, dresser, closet, desk and desk chair for each resident.

Hewlett Packard Park Apartments

Room Options: Doubles, triples, quads

Amenities: Each unit has individual furnished bedrooms, furnished living room, full kitchen and individual laundry machines. This suburb is connected to the Linfield College computer network (CatNet) and phone system.

Features: Quad units are 4 bed/2 bath, Triple units are 3 bed/1 bath, Double units are 2 bed/1 bath. A furnished bedroom includes a bed, dresser, closet, desk and desk chair for each resident. Although quite expensive, the HP apartments are probably the most sought-after housing on campus, and for good reason: They’re like real-life apartments.

Legacy Apartments


Room Options: Doubles

Amenities: Each unit has furnished bedrooms, unfurnished living room, full kitchen, and outdoor patio space. This suburb is connected to the Linfield College computer network (CatNet) and phone system.

Features: Street-side units are townhouse-style with 2 bed/1.5 bath and back patio, Double units are 2 bed/1 bath with balcony or back patio. A furnished bedroom includes a bed, dresser, closet, desk and desk chair for each resident. The downside: You actually live off the main part of campus, behind 7-11. Beware of strangers at night.

The 540 Apartments (formally known as the Reds)


Room Options: Doubles

Amenities: All units have furnished bedrooms, unfurnished living room, full kitchen and backyard space. This suburb is connected to the Linfield College computer network (CatNet) and phone system.

Features: All units are 2 bed/1 bath and have backyard space. A kitchen table and 4 chairs are provided. A furnished bedroom includes a bed, dresser, closet, desk and desk chair for each resident.

The College Avenue Apartments (formally known as the Whites)

Room Options: Doubles, triples

Amenities: All units have unfurnished bedrooms, unfurnished living room, and full kitchen. This suburb is connected to the Linfield College computer network (CatNet) and phone system.

Features: All units are 2 bed/1 bath. Apartments w/ furnished bedrooms include a bed, dresser, closet, desk and desk chair for each resident.

Prices:

Residence Halls Rate per semester Suburbs (Apartments) Rate
Double Room $2,350.00 Double Apts:
College Ave. (Whites), Blaine St. (Greens),
Legacy, Dana, 540 Apts. (Reds)
$2,655.00
Standard Single Room $2,785.00 Triple Apts:
College Ave. (Whites), Blaine St. (Greens)
$2,410.00
Small Single Room (see floor plans) $2,350.00 1220 Melrose $2,350.00
Large Single Room (see floor plans) $3,255.00 HP Park Apartment – Double $2,990.00
Double Room as a Single Room $3,255.00 HP Park Apartment – Triple $2,845.00
Newby Suites $2,785.00 HP Park Apartment – Quad $2,885.00
Elkinton/Terrell Single $2,985.00
Elkinton/Terrell Double $2,520.00
Elkinton/Terrell Triple $2,265.00 January Term Housing (All) $ 435.00
Triple or 4-Person Room $2,105.00
Triple as a Double Room $2,525.00
4-Person Suite $2,630.00
4-Person Suite with Bath $2,785.00

Prices at Linfield tend to be steep: It costs nearly $600 a month to live in a regular double room in a residence hall and nearly $750 a month to live in a HP double. However, you’re stuck on campus (those are the rules) until you’re a senior (94 credits or more), are married, live with your parents (within 30 miles) or have a certain amount of unmet financial aid. It is a residential college, after all.

For those who are able to live off campus, plenty of choices are available (although this guide will not go into that).

Compiled from the Residence Life website: www.linfield.edu/reslife/housing

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