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Southwest Area

The Southwest Residential Area, the largest on campus, houses 5,500 students in its five high-rise towers, and eleven low-rise residence halls. All buildings are coed, although many offer single sex floors. A 24-hour quiet hours floor exists in JQA. Break Housing is available in Prince.

Southwest Residential Area currently features:

Living and Learning Communities
First-Year Halls located in: Melville, Thoreau, Pierpont , Moore, James, Emerson, Kennedy, and Cance Halls

SophoMORE Residence Halls in: Crampton and MacKimmie Halls

Defined Residential Communities
• Harambee: African Heritage Student Program in Coolidge Hall
• Nuance: Multicultural Community in Crampton Hall

First-Year Residential Academic Programs (RAPs)
Melville: Emerging Scholars RAP • ISOM Business Leadership Fellows RAP
Thoreau: Partners in Education RAP • Focus Enterprise RAP
Pierpont: Politics Today RAP • Cultural Explorations RAP • Exploring the Arts RAP
Moore: Connecting Self & Society RAP • Focus Connections RAP
Kennedy: Foundations: Sciences RAP • Connecting Science & Society RAP • Nursing Majors RAP
Cance: ISOM Global Business Leadership Fellows RAP • Communication Majors RAP
Emerson: Connecting Science & Society RAP • Foundations RAP
James: Foundations Sciences RAP

Other Area Features
Student Leadership Center in Moore Hall.
Close proximity to Hampden Student Center, Latin American Cultural Center, Malcolm X Cultural Center, Boyden Gym, Isenberg School of Management, Hampshire Dining Commons, Berkshire Dining Commons and more.