• Sennett Hall

Sennett Hall is a first-year residence hall that has traditional, double rooms. Each floor is equipped with a gender neutral bathroom and showers with lockable stalls unless the floor is designated as a single-gender floor. Each floor also has its own study room to provide students additional, enclosed study space. Sennett has two main lounges on the first and second floor, both with cable TV. The first floor lounge includes: a kitchen with electric stove, microwave, sink, and refrigerator; billiards and air hockey. The second floor lounge includes table tennis and additional study space. Sennett Hall also houses the two First Year Hall Communities. Sennett Hall is a dry building, and no alcohol is permitted inside the building under any circumstances.

  • Dorward Hall

Dorward Hall is primarily occupied by upperclass residents and includes traditional double rooms, as well as suites (two traditional doubles with a shared common space and bathroom). Each floor is equipped with gender-neutral bathrooms and showers (with lockable stalls), unless the floor is designated as a single-gender floor. There are several study rooms located throughout Dorward Hall in addition to its two main lounges which both have cable TV. The Main Lounge includes study space and billiards. The BG Floor Lounge includes a kitchen with electric stove, microwave, sink, and refrigerator; billiards and table tennis. Alcohol is permitted in Dorward Hall in rooms/suites of those residents who meet the legal drinking age and is only occupied by those of legal drinking age.

  • Rooms are equipped with regular size twin beds – 36′ x 80′ mattresses, desks, dressers, wardrobes, mirrors, desk chairs, bookcases, and curtains.
  • Both halls have laundry rooms. Washers and dryers run off funds on students’ Clipper Cards.
  • Both halls have WiFi as well as Ethernet Internet access.
  • Each room has a hook up for cable television.
  • Each hall has its own mailroom where students receive their packages and mail.
  • Halls have large social spaces and quiet study spaces.
  • Exterior doors to both residence halls are locked 24/7 and are only accessible to residents with a valid key card.

Hall Communities are groups of students who live together in the residence halls based upon common interests, and they’re a fabulous way to get connected on campus! Each Hall Community has a Community Advisor that specifically programs around the focus of the Hall Community.

There’s no extra cost to live in a Hall Community, but the benefits are huge. Hall Communities will help to increase student satisfaction at school and in the residence halls, increase the chance of persistence into a student’s second year and provide an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom.

Students participating in a Hall Communities live in the same area of a residence hall and have frequent opportunities to interact with other students and occasionally, faculty or staff, who share common academic, professional, and/or personal interests.

As a resident of a Hall Community, you get to help shape the personality and activities of the community to meet your needs and interests. There are also special opportunities like excursions that will be made, revolving around the focus of each Hall Community. Hall Communities are an outstanding way to get involved on campus, be supported, learn, and have fun!

There are two first-year Hall Communities:

  • Sustainable Living Hall Community

The Sustainable Living Hall Community has one Community Advisor that will program for the hall on issues of sustainability and also work with faculty to develop programs, providing educational opportunities for the residents of this hall. The Sustainable Living CA will help to develop projects with their residents that directly relate to sustainable living and help to establish a more sustainable living environment among the residents of the hall.

  • Health, Wellness, and Active Living Hall Community

The Health & Wellness Hall Community has one Community Advisor that will program for the hall on issues such as fitness, healthy living, nutrition, self-care, and more. These educational opportunities will often involve the help or participation by other individuals on campus such as Fitness Center Staff. In addition to the focus of this Hall Community, the hall will be substance free and have extended quiet hours in effect: 10 PM to 7 AM, Sunday through Thursday, and 11:30 PM to 9 AM, Friday through Saturday.

Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the student body which advocates for particular needs and issues concerning students life and living environment in the residence halls. RHA works with Residential Education and Commuter Life staff to ensure the best possible living experience at UMM.

All students are invited to attend RHA meetings. Elections for executive positions are held every Fall Semester towards the end of September. Becoming involved is a great way to build leadership skills, meet new people, advocate for your peers and looks good on a resume.

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