Exterior of Dowling Hall

Dowling Residence Hall

Dowling is a large hall in the heart of North campus, near Anderson Athletic Center, and connected to two other halls via Koch Commons. Residents bond with roommates and neighbors, plus others in the same wing.

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Virtual Tour of Dowling Hall

See inside Dowling Hall, including recreation space, kitchen, study room and a furnished double room. Dowling Hall completed renovation in 2022.

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Specifications for Dowling

Type of Resident

First Year

Location North Campus; find Dowling on the campus map

Room/Bath Style

Double or Single rooms with community and single user bathrooms available on each floor

Number of Floors and Residents

390 residents live on floors 1-6 with two elevators


Each floor has a north and south wing with the traditional residence hall layout of long hallways and rooms on either side; community bathrooms with private shower stalls are located in each wing. Most rooms are doubles housing two students, a few single rooms are available. The building is co-ed and single gender by wing.

Common Areas

Front entry desk on main level, and study lounges on each floor. The lower level includes an all-hall recreation area, a shared print station with computers, kitchenette, and TV lounge. Laundry is also located in the lower level of the building.

Room Size

The average room size is 12 feet by 16 feet, with 8-foot ceilings.

Furniture Included

Provided in each room, one for each student: Lofted extra-long twin bed and mattress, table desk (32” wide, 24” deep, 30.5” tall), pedestal with lockable cabinet (17” wide, 24” deep, 30.5” tall) to be used with desk, desk chair, dresser, and closet with rods and shelves. Bedrooms are carpeted; bathrooms have a tile floor.

WiFi, Cable, Internet

All residence halls come with wired and wireless (wifi) internet connections and cable television access.

Heating and Cooling

Central Steam heat in building with radiator control in room; no air conditioning

Meal Plan

Required; First-Years must choose Unlimited


See PDF of Room Rates and Meal Plans

Building Staff

12 Resident Advisors and a professional staff member who live in the building

Floor Plans and Diagrams
dowling lower level community space dowling laundry room dowling community kitchen dowling room with lofted bed and open closet single user bathroom study room


A variety of community spaces are provided throughout the hall to allow for opportunities to study, relax, and get to know fellow Tommies. In the lower level space is where you can find the ping pong table and vending machines.


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Community Kitchen

Located in the lower lower, a community kitchen available for all residents to make their favorite snack, meal, or late night treat.

Relax and Hang

Beds are lofted prior to move-in with moveable table desk, pedestal, and dresser underneath. Open concept closet located behind the door for residents to share.

Privacy Available

Community bathrooms with private stalls are available on each wing along with a single user restroom (pictured here).


A study room located on each wing is perfect for online classes, tackling homework, or group study/projects.