Close to mid-campus lies the Central Residential Area which is made up of nine traditionally-styled buildings. All Central residence halls are coed. However, Van Meter Hall has several female-only floors and male-only floors; Brett and Brooks Halls are barrier-free and fully accessible for disabled students. Brett also offers Break (9-month) Housing (September through May).
Central Residential Area currently features:
Defined Residential Communities
Wellness Floor (for students who want alcohol and substance-free living) located in Greenough Hall
Kanonhsesne Native American Community in Chadbourne Hall
Spectrum Community for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender students, and allies.
First-Year Residential Academic Programs (RAPs)
Van Meter: HFA Connect RAP, Foundations RAP, Communication Majors RAP, Performing & Visual Arts Majors RAP
Gorman: Social Justice & Activism RAP, Sustainability and Society RAP, IMPACT: Self-Awareness, Social Justice & Service RAP
Wheeler: Global Perspectives RAP
Central is in close proximity to the Studio Arts building, Fine Arts Center, Newman Center, University Health Services, Isenberg School of Management, Franklin Dining Commons, and more.