First-Year Area

Who lives here: First-Year Students

The first-year area is an exciting place to get to know the rest of your entering class and to adjust to campus life. The First-year Area consists of six buildings on the east side of campus, clustered together so all first-year students can experience a vibrant and supportive community.

What Students Love:

 Close to Mabee Dining Hall


 18:1 student-to-RA ratio


 Easy access to green spaces


 Quiet study lounges


 Convenient to the Witt Center

Albert Herff-Beze Hall

Albert Herff-Beze Hall (pronounced BEE-zee) is located at the east end of campus directly behind Mabee Dining Hall and has one of the largest lounges in the first-year area.

Visit Beze

Calvert Hall

Calvert Hall is the first-year student residence hall nearest to upper campus (particularly the Coates Student Center).

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Harold D. Herndon Hall

Harold D. Herndon Hall is located on the east end of campus directly behind Mabee Dining Hall and adjacent to two other first-year halls, Beze Hall and Witt-Winn.

Visit Herndon

Verna McLean Hall

Verna McLean Hall is located on the east side of campus near the south campus recreation area, across the parking lot from the Bell Athletic Center, and next door to Mabee Dining Hall.

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C.W. Miller Hall

C.W. Miller Hall is located in the middle of the traditional first-year student quad on east campus.

Visit Miller

Robert R. Witt - Carleton R. Winn Hall

Robert R. Witt - Carleton R. Winn Hall is located in the middle of the first-year quad area on the east side of campus.

Visit Witt-Winn