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Central Area

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:

Living and Learning Communities
First-Year Halls located in Van Meter Hall, Gorman Hall, Wheeler Hall
SophoMORE Hall: located in Butterfield Hall

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

Other Area Features
Snack bar in Greenough Hall
The Josephine White Eagle Native American Cultural Center in Chadbourne Hall

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.