After more than two years of planning and construction, Oakland Hall opened in the fall of 2011 and became the campus home for nearly 700 students.
About Oakland Hall
Consisting mostly of two bedroom "semi-suites" to be shared by four students, Oakland Hall will be the first residence hall since the New Leonardtown apartments opened in 1982. An environmentally sustainable design, a spacious lobby, rooms with private or semi-private bathrooms, indoor bike storage, lounge, study, and laundry facilities on every floor, ample meeting and study space, air conditioning, and a 24-hour service desk are just some of the features that you will find in Oakland Hall.
More than 90% of the spaces (640 beds) in Oakland Hall are in semi-suites. A semi-suite consists of two, two-person bedrooms that are connected by a semi-private bathroom (i.e. four students sharing a bathroom). There are also 23 double rooms in the building that allow two students to share a bedroom and a private bathroom. There are 7 single rooms in the building. All of the single rooms and 8 of the double rooms in the building have been designated as handicap accessible rooms.
Features and amenities of Oakland Hall will include:
- Most student rooms in two bedroom suites with four students sharing a bathroom
- Each bedroom's design has a location for a personal microwave and five cubic-foot refrigerator
- Laundry facilities on every floor
- Two study and lounge facilities on every floor
- A 24-hour service desk
- Air conditioning
- Dedicated recycling and trash rooms on every floor
- Inside storage for bikes
- Centrally located meeting spaces
- Planned LEED Gold Certification as a "green" building, which will include a long list of sustainable and energy-efficient design features
Images of Oakland Hall
These renderings will give you a better idea of what Oakland Hall will look like: