Your experience living on campus at Rollins will be one you never forget. You will benefit from a residential life program that is fully committed to empowering you to make the most of your experience in the residential facilities. More than 75 percent of Rollins students live on campus in our more than 17 distinct residential facilities, which range from residence halls to apartments.
Living at Rollins will provide you daily opportunities for fun, bonding with new friends, and successfully transitioning to your next phase of life. From the moment you arrive, you will find resident assistants, hall directors, and peer mentors in your residential facility to provide help, answer questions, and coordinate an active calendar of floor programs, campus activities, and available resources.
Rollins features six traditional residence halls, each of which presents unique offerings and a distinctive environment.
Elizabeth Hall sits on the edge of Lake Virginia and houses a generous mixture of students from second year to senior level students approaching graduation. Each floor has its own laundry room and halls are coeducational with separate male and female bathrooms. The second floor is the main entrance and opened in August of 2009 with a newly redesigned front porch, entry, kitchen and lobby areas. The lobby includes floor to ceiling windows, a pool table and a plasma television.
Holt Hall is a predominately upperclassmen building of 80 residents. Holt is a coeducational building of almost all single rooms. Double rooms are constructed as adjoining rooms with a privacy door separating the rooms. Currently under renovation in the summer of 2011, Holt Hall will boast new exterior stucco, windows and a new Spanish tile roof. The basement contains a comfortable study and game area. Holt Hall is known as being one of the quietest buildings on campus, making it an ideal study area.
McKean Hall sits on the edge of Lake Virginia and offers views of both the lake and the sand volleyball court located behind the building. One of the largest halls on campus with five floors, it features coeducational living with gender separated be wing. The end of each wing houses a pod-like living room that gives the students an opportunity to socialize outside of their rooms. The four pods closest to the lake and the second floor main lobby also include plasma televisions for student use and many pods include white boards to promote study sessions. There are two shower/restrooms available on each long wing and one shower/restroom located on the short wings. The fifth floor is currently used as an all-female living option. Each floor has its own trash area and all laundry facilities are on the first floor. Starting in fall 2011, McKean Hall is a part of the Living Learning Communities, housing almost all of the RCC first year students.
Rex Beach Hall
Rex Beach is an Arts Living Learning Community home to 50 students from a wide variety of interests, ranging from theatre and dance to film and painting. It is set up as a traditional building, with two floors of women and a floor of men. Rex Beach is an instant community because of its small size, with recreational hotspots and hangouts like the common room with a half kitchen and patio area. There is also a classroom flanking the building, which is available for use by students during the day and night.
Sutton Apartments is an upper-class, apartment-style building. There are three basic types of apartments in the Sutton Apartments: sixteen one bedroom/one bathroom for two students; limited two bedroom/two bathroom for three students; and two bedroom/two bathroom for four students (majority). All apartments are fully furnished and include all major appliances (stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher). Additionally, utilities, free laundry facilities, cable TV and Internet and campus network access will be included at no additional charge. Students living in Sutton Apartments are not required to participate in the College's meal plan; however, students have the option to purchase the full meal plan, a smaller Sutton meal plan, or to add money to their ‘TAR BUC$’ account. Students can also enjoy the outdoor, resident-only lagoon area being constructed for fall 2011. Students who are on community probation must appeal to the Office of Residential Life to be considered for housing in Sutton Apartments.
Ward Hall was renovated during the summer of 2007 and is home to one of the Living Learning Communities. Ward is the first hall to feature a faculty-in-residence at Rollins. Ward also has the unique feature of having a classroom in the building; this means that for most students at least one of their classes takes place just a few feet from their room. Ward Hall’s traditional style layout of mostly double rooms and common bathrooms provides an instant community of life-long friends. Ward Hall has great community rooms including several study spaces, a common kitchen, and a balcony that looks out over beautiful Lake Virginia.
Pinehurst houses a special-interest group which promotes academic fulfillment outside the classroom.
Home of the Rollins Outdoor Club, an active campus organization dedicated to broadening community awareness and enjoyment of outdoor activities.
Home of the first year Language Living Learning Community, housing German and Chinese RCC students.
Home of the Sustainability Program and EcoRollins, a group of students encouraging reduced energy consumption and social responsibility when it comes to the environment.