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SIU Residence Halls

East Campus

East Campus is near the Student Recreation Center, Student Health Center and downtown Carbondale.

Mae Smith, Neely and Schneider Residence Halls
These 17-story high-rise residence halls house between 300 and 600 students each. The first floor of each tower is used for programming and staff space. Floors 2-17 house approximately 25 to 50 residents. These high-rise buildings offer single and double, suite-style rooms - two bedrooms separated by a private bathroom. Some rooms are available as a double with two students and some are available as a single with one student (room-type depends on eligibility of student). East Campus offers 24-hour desk service, kitchenettes, laundry rooms and student lounges.

Trueblood Commons
Trueblood Commons houses the Residence Life Office, a dining hall, the mail room for Mae Smith, Neely, and Schneider Halls and the Department of Public Safety.

Each residence hall floor has approximately 25 - 50 residents and one or more Resident Assistants (RA), with the exception of the first floor, which is used for programming and staff space. Each high rise building is managed by a Hall Director who supervises a staff of Resident Assistants (RAs).

West Campus

West Campus (known as Thompson Point) is located next to Campus Lake and Thompson Woods.

Thompson Point Residence Halls
This area offers suite-style rooms (two bedrooms separated by a private bathroom) in eleven residence halls and a commons building. The eleven 3-story residence halls (Abbott, Bailey, Baldwin, Bowyer, Brown, Felts, Kellogg, Pierce, Smith, Steagall and Warren) offer double rooms, (two bedrooms separated by a private bathroom), lounges on each floor and laundry on the lower levels. Accessible rooms are available for students with mobility impairments.

Lentz Commons 
Lentz Commons houses the area office, a dining hall, mail room, student lounge and an additional accessible laundry room.

There are two hall directors in West Campus and one assistant hall director. Hall directors for West Campus typically supervise four to six buildings, depending on their other responsibilities.


University Hall

University Hall Residence Hall

University Hall will be closed for the 2024 Fall / 2025 Spring academic year.

This 4-story hall houses around 350 students with semi-private bathrooms (with private shower and toilet stalls). Laundry rooms and community-style bathrooms are located throughout the building. A kitchenette is available on site. University Hall offers commons areas within the building, including the lobby, administrative office, lounge and mail room.