Richter/North and New Hall, the most recently built residence halls on campus, provide single, double, and suite-style rooms for upperclass students seeking a traditional living environment. These buildings accommodate approximately 40 students in each of their hallways. The halls include unisex private bathrooms and spacious, inviting lounge areas. Located outside of Richter/North, you can find “Paisley Beach,” where students often join a game on the new volleyball court or simply lounge outside in one of the many Adirondack chairs.
Richter/North and New Hall are also where students will find the Faculty in Residence apartments, where current faculty members and their families live. The Faculty in Residence each provide special opportunities for students to engage with each other and members of the faculty in formal and informal ways. For more information about the current Faculty in Residence, click here.
Reimert Hall provides a unique suite arrangement for many upperclass students. Each suite includes four doubles clustered around a common space for a total of eight students to share. Suites include bathrooms, and the building also provides a community kitchen. The suites line the sides of the building and surround a courtyard where students play games and relax on the community picnic furniture. Behind Reimert, students frequently make use of the outdoor grills, volleyball court, and bocce ball court.
Main Street Houses A total of 32 Victorian homes line Main Street and serve as home to approximately 500 upperclass students during the academic year. The homes have been preserved but also transformed by the college to accommodate student living. Each house includes a full kitchen and laundry room. Students who live on Main Street cherish the quaint bedrooms and unique common spaces that contribute to a special “home away from home” feeling. The Special Interest (SPINT) Housing Program also resides in the Main Street Village.
SPINT, or Special Interest Housing, provides students with a unique opportunity to collaborate with other students, faculty members, and community organizations by creating affinity groups with common goals and purpose. SPINT encourages groups of students to come together around a shared social or intellectual idea while simultaneously contributing to the life of the College. The members of each house work with a faculty mentor to set goals for the year, create and execute programs, and recruit new members for the house. SPINT is an entirely student-run program; students propose and select the house themes, recruit and select future residents, and create their own events. The SPINT Program Coordinators, or PCs, serve as the student leaders in each house who work together, along with the Senior Associate of Residence Life, to enhance the experience of the individual students in their house, the rest of the SPINT network, and the entire campus community.
Questions about the SPINT program? Email SPINT@ursinus.edu.