Commons, completed in the Fall of 2006, is comprised of two buildings
connected by a glass bridge and offers the widest variety of amenities in
campus housing. Designed to be a hub of student life, just over 600
residents enjoy suite
style living within fully furnished two or four person units.
resident has their
own private room and shares a kitchenette with their suitemates. All four
person and most two person suites also include a furnished living room.
Within two person suites, residents share one bathroom and within four
person suites residents share two bathrooms in the unit. Each two person
suite is equipped with a small kitchenette which has a compact
refrigerator, sink, and two stovetop burners. Four person suites have the
same amenities with the bonus of a full sized rather than compact
Residents in each wing share a common
lounge equipped with comfortable chairs, couches, and a color TV and VCR/DVD
player. A security officer is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the
third floor bridge between the two buildings. All residents must pass
through security turnstiles in order to access the residential floors of
the buildings. Guests must sign in and be escorted into
the building by a resident host. Mailboxes for Charles Commons' residents
are conveniently located inside the front door of the Charles Building.
Commons also features its own dining facility with offers a variety of
food options. Outfitted with comfortable seating, a two-sided fireplace,
and a small performance stage it is our premier dining facility.
buildings within the Commons offer different lease terms. The Charles
Building has an 11 month lease term, while the St. Paul Building uses a
9 month lease. All utilities are included and all Charles Commons
residents are required to have a meal plan.
Additional features include:
Cable ready and internet
A game room featuring pool
A fitness room
Meeting spaces, available for programs and activities
sponsored by student groups and the Housing Office and Residential Life
A computer cluster with
computers and printers
A trunk room for storage of empty luggage
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
- University Bookstore featuring Starbucks Coffee cafe.
A faculty member and a graduate assistant in residence
Charles Commons Mailroom
A Community Kitchen
Group study lounge and
private study rooms