Housing Options for Incoming First-Year Students
There are a variety of housing options available in order to allow you to preference the housing option that best suits your housing needs. Each of our residence halls is unique and no matter which one you are assigned to, we believe your first-year experience will be a great one.
Please note that all Oglethorpe University Residence Halls are Coed buildings with Mixed Coed Floors. This means that males and females live on the same floor and there is no division. Bathrooms are separated by sex and are located within the suites or semi-suites.
2015-2016 Housing Options: First-Year Residence Halls
Traer Residence Hall - Traer Hall is adjacent to the academic quad and the Emerson Student Center. This residence hall is a coed facility, reserved for freshmen residents and is the most convenient to classes and the student center. With rooms that all face a huge courtyard area, Traer has three lounges and a laundry room. There are vending machines, a television, and a public restroom in the 1st floor lounge. Smoking is not permitted in the rooms in Traer.
Dempsey Residence Hall - Dempsey Hall consists of four floors with two and four person suites on each floor. The two-person suite is a one bedroom double with an adjoining bathroom, while the four-person suite features two bedrooms, a common room and a shared bathroom. Vending machines are located on the first floor and each floor has a small lounge area. The laundry room is located in the basement. Dempsey Hall is a smoke free facility. Dempsey Hall is reserved for freshmen.
Jobe Hansen Residence Hall - Opened in fall 2007, Jobe and Hansen Halls house 148 students and features a traditional granite façade, matching Oglethorpe’s unique Collegiate Gothic style. Each suite includes four private bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and kitchen area. Common facilities include laundry rooms, a catering kitchen, game room and a conference room. Jobe and Hansen Halls are reserved for upperclassmen, although some freshmen may live on the first floor.