Housing Choices

Residence Halls:  West Hall

West Hall was built in 1871, and is noted for its "Collegiate Gingerbread Architecture."

Location - West Hall is located uphill; it is the only dorm on the Academic Quadrangle, and therefore is extremely close to many academic buildings. It is near Carmichael Dining Hall. West Hall is a staffed residence hall, with two Resident Assistants.

West Hall - View floor plan

Rooms - The average double room is 12.5' x 13'. There are ten doubles. The average single room is 8' x 13'. There are fourteen singles. Triple rooms have one common room and one bedroom. There are five triples. Quad rooms have one common room and two bedrooms. There are eleven quads. West also has one two-person apartment, with a common room, one bedroom, a kitchen, and a bathroom. It is located on the first floor. Each room has fully moveable furniture consisting of an extra long twin bed, desk, and desk chair per occupant, and several large windows with shades. The beds are multi-positioned beds that have eleven height adjustments up to 32 inches with 30 inches of space underneath when raised to maximum height. The use of solid cinder blocks or any other material, to raise the multi-position beds is prohibited in West. The floors are hardwood. Because of its age and history, no two rooms in West are exactly alike! Please consult the floor plans for more details.

Bathrooms - There are a total of 8 single-sex bathrooms, each with two showers, two toilet stalls, a sink and small counter. There are no bathrooms on the first floor; however, there are bathrooms in the basement and on all other floors.

Common Areas - A main lounge is located on the ground floor of West. It is furnished with several couches, a table and chairs, and a television. There is also a small lounge on the third floor with a table and chairs and a couch. The common areas are carpeted.

Facilities - West has one common kitchen, located in the basement. It is equipped with a refrigerator, stove and oven, and a sink. Washing machines and dryers are also located in the basement. Vending machines are located in the lobby.

  Office of Residential Life and Learning, South Hall, Tufts University, Medford, MA, 02155  |  Tel: (617) 627-3248  |  Fax: (617) 627-3929  |  Email