First-year students live in one of five residence halls that make up the First-Year Experience (FYE) Area. This area is staffed to welcome first-year students to Oxy and help guide the transition to college life, including intentional programming and outreach.

All residence halls include:

  • smoke-free environment
  • laundry facilities
  • meeting/gathering space

Common Room Dimensions for First-Year Residence Halls

The following are room dimensions for most types of spaces in First-Year Halls to give you a sense of the space provided:

Bell Young Double 12' x 13'
  Triple 12' x 14'
Braun Double 12' x 13'
Chilcott Double 12' x 14'
Pauley Double 12' x 13'
  Triple 12' x 14'
Stewie Double 11' x 14'
  Triple 12' x 14'
Baldwin House Double 10' x 13'


View photos of a triple room


Braun Hall

Built in 1962, Braun is coed with single-gender floors.

Very large lounge space
Near Sycamore Glen
Location adjacent to Anderson Field
Air conditioning


Chilcott Hall

Chilcott Hall was built in 1959. Consisting of two gender-inclusive floors, this building is made up of double and triple rooms.

Large lounge area
Location adjacent to Weingart Hall for the Liberal Arts and close to Campus Dining facilities
Bathrooms are gender-inclusive


Bell-Young Hall

Built in 1956, this coed hall has three floors. The first and second floor are single-gender and the third floor is gender-inclusive.

Air conditioning
Two large lounges
Women's Scholars Themed Living Community
Close to Hameetman Science Center


Stewart-Cleland ("Stewie") Hall

Built in 1953, Stewart-Cleland Hall has two floors. The second floor is gender-inclusive.

Large patio with extensive views of Los Angeles
Location adjacent to Anderson Field


Pauley Hall

Pauley Hall is a residential community that supports both first-year and upper-division students. Pauley also houses the Multicultural Themed Living Community (TLC). The Multicultural TLC supports students of color, and celebrates all forms of diversity. Pauley Hall features three gender-inclusive floors with gender-inclusive communal bathrooms.

MLK Lounge and Lavender Lounge
Near Sycamore Glen
Location adjacent to Anderson Field


Triple Room Photos

These pictures depict a triple room setup in Stewie Hall.

Contact Residential Education & Housing Services
Berkus Hall

Office hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.