Almost all freshmen and sophomores live on campus with a roommate. Make the most of your space by filling it with your favorite art, comfy cushions and blankets, and (of course!) plenty of books. All residence halls have a nice view of our beautiful campus, whether you’re looking out over the Quad, the Front Lawn, or College Creek, and most feature common rooms, laundry, and kitchen areas. The best part? Even if you’re down in the “suburbs” at the back of campus, you’re never more than a two-minute walk from the action, as our entire campus takes just five minutes to walk end-to-end. For those juniors and seniors living off campus (about half live on campus), you’ll just be a short walk away in downtown Annapolis.
Eight residence halls = eight unique living experiences.
There are eight residence halls on campus—six on the upper half, surrounding the Quad and the Front Lawn, and two on the Back Campus waterfront. Many of the residence halls on the upper part of campus are on the upper floors of buildings, with the lower floors used as faculty and staff offices, and even—in the case of Randall—the dining hall.
Each residence hall has a different character. Take in the hustle and bustle of college life by living along the quad in Campbell or Randall. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time in one of our more historic residence halls: Humphreys Hall, built in 1837; Chase-Stone House and Paca-Carroll House, both built in 1857; and Pinkney Hall, built in 1858. Once you’ve earned your Johnnie stripes, enjoy all the comforts of home in our two newest residence halls, reserved for juniors and seniors and situated not far from College Creek on a part of campus jokingly referred to as “the suburbs.”
Before you move in, here are a few things you should know: Each residence hall room is furnished with a mattress, mattress cover, desk, chair, study lamp, wastebasket, bookshelf, dresser, mirror, and closet (or, in a double, two of each). The residence halls are air-conditioned and non-smoking. Most residence halls are coed and most freshman residence halls are single-sex by floor.
Resident Assistants are assigned to each residence hall, including one for each freshman floor.
Randall Hall (1903)
Paca-Carroll House (1857)
Chase-Stone House (1857)
Pinkney Hall (1858)
Humphreys Hall (1837)
Campbell Hall (1954)
Gilliam Hall (2004)
Spector Hall (2005)
How do you find out where you’ll call home?
For the first year, freshmen are assigned to campus housing based on responses to a questionnaire sent out after they submit their deposit. After that, room assignments are made by means of a housing lottery. Each April, every student who wishes to live on campus draws a number. The lower the number, the higher you are within each selection group—first rising seniors, then rising juniors, and then rising sophomores.
For the most part, sophomores will have their choice of single rooms, but those with the lowest numbers may spend another year sharing a room—this time in a building and with friends of their choice. For juniors and seniors, usually about half are able to live on campus, often in Gilliam and Spector with their views of College Creek and “split doubles:” two single rooms divided by a wall, which allows the privacy of a single while still giving students a chance to live with friends. Juniors and seniors who live off campus aren’t far away: they rent apartments with roommates on the famed cobblestone streets of downtown Annapolis—just a short walk from campus.
Johnnies at Home
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