Tommie East Exterior

Tommie East Residence Hall

Built in 2020, Tommie East was designed around the concept of shared spaces - grouping students into clusters and pods to facilitate connection and community. With plenty of windows and a fireplace in the main lounge, there's a feeling of warmth through the building. In addition to a game room on the main floor, each pod has study spaces, social lounges, and a shared kitchen with lockable storage cabinets for residents' food, utensils, and supplies.

Tommie East received the LEED Platinum certification, the seventh building in the world to achieve this rating. Sustainable features of the building include: energy efficiency above industry standards, carpet made from recycled content, and over 8,000 square feet of vegetated roof area. Read the entire story about certification.

screenshot from video of the exterior of Tommie East

Virtual Tour of Tommie East

See inside Tommie East, including the large community lounge that includes recreation space and kitchen, a small study room and a suite with furnished double room and bathroom.

Specifications for Tommie East

Type of Resident

Returning Students, Transfers

Location

North Campus; find Tommie East on the campus map

Room/Bath Style

Double and single rooms sharing a bathroom within a cluster of rooms

Number of Floors and Residents

260 residents live on floors 2-5 with two elevators

Configuration

There are two pods per floor and each pod has multiple clusters of double rooms and bathrooms. A cluster consists of 2-4 double bedrooms that share 1-2 bathrooms plus a small storage closet; each cluster feeds into a large shared space of the pod. This shared space has a lounge/living room area with soft seating, tables and chairs, and kitchen area for use by all residents of the pod. The building is co-ed and single gender by pod.

Common Areas

Numerous common areas include: game room, print station, and community lounge. Shared living rooms with kitchens and food lockers are in each pod, and study rooms are located on each floor. Laundry is also located on each floor.

Room Size

Rooms are 11 feet, 5 inches side-to-side, and 15 feet, 9 inches from door-to-window. Each closet (one per student) is 4 feet wide by 3 feet deep.

Furniture Included

Provided in each room, one for each student: Lofted extra-long twin bed and mattress, table desk, pedestal with lockable cabinet to be used with desk, desk chair, and closet with rods and shelves. (NOTE: there is no dresser due to the closet configuration.) 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

Thermostat in suite for forced air heat and central air conditioning

Meal Plan

Required; Choose from Unlimited, Block 150, Block 135, Block 70, or Block 60

Rates

See PDF of Room Rates and Meal Plans

Building Staff

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

Floor Plans and Diagrams
Virtual Tour Check out this video for a walkthrough of a suite
two lofted beds walk-in closet with shelving bathroom suite double sinks with towels hanging on the wall large open room with tables and chairs as well as a pool table Kitchen featuring fridge and oven. laundry room with four washing machines and two dryers

Study and Rest

Double rooms includes lofted beds to make the most of the floor space, along with a table desk and lockable cabinet.

Storage

Walk-in closet with shelving provides great storage options for residents. Dressers are not provided in Tommie East.

Wash Up

Suites include semi-private bathrooms that offer two sinks with a toilet room and a shower room. Some suites provide a private bathroom that includes sink, toilet, and shower all in one room.

Shared Spaces

One of the many common rooms in Tommie East, designed to help with studying, lounging, and socializing (even at a distance).

Kitchen

The kitchen is where the heart is.

Laundry

Easy access to free laundry on each floor of Tommie East