“Where will I live?” and “What will it be like?” are questions on the mind of anyone about to enter college. As a student at Cumberland, unless you live in the local area with a parent, a guardian, or a spouse, you will live in one of ten residence halls on our lovely campus. A new hall—Harth—opened in 2009, while the remaining nine, including several historic buildings, have recently been extensively renovated with an eye to students’ comfort, convenience, and safety.
Each hall has its unique features, but all include large, comfortable common rooms where residents can meet with a study group, organize social activities, or just enjoy the company of their friends. All residents have easy access to computer labs, laundry rooms, the Dining Hall, and—for late night snackers—microwaves and vending machines.
Individual rooms, most of which are double-occupancy, are furnished with single beds or bunk beds, study desks, chairs, dressers with mirrors, and curtains or blinds. Jacks for telephone, computer, and cable television hook-up are in every room. The rest of the decoration is up to your imagination.
To ensure the safety of residents, the main entrance to each hall is locked at 12:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, at 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and is unlocked at 7:00 a.m. each day. All other doors are locked and alarmed against outside entry at all times. The Residence Hall Security Center, centrally located in the Bock Building, is staffed from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. daily. The security staff arranges entry to residence halls for students returning late to campus and will gladly escort to the door any resident who asks.
The best way to get a sense of what living and studying at UC will be like is to come to explore the campus. If you haven’t already scheduled a visit, we invite you to contact the staff in Admissions or schedule a visit online. In the meantime, enjoy a brief online tour of each of our residence halls.
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