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Residential spaces begin on the fourth floor of Charles Commons. Community rooms are available to residents as well as student groups and can be reserved by calling the Residential Life Office at 410-516-8283

Charles Commons

Charles 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.

Every 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 refrigerator.

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.

Charles 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.

The two 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:

  • Air conditioning

  • Cable ready and internet accessible rooms

  • A game room featuring pool tables

  • A fitness room

  • Laundry facilities

  • Meeting spaces, available for programs and activities sponsored by student groups and the Housing Office and Residential Life Office

  • 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

  • Music Rooms


Room Furniture

Charles Commons  Charles - 4th Floor

Charles Commons Charles - 5-12th Floors

Charles Commons St. Paul - 4th Floor North Side

Charles Commons St. Paul - 4th Floor South Side

Charles Commons St. Paul - 5-10th Floors - North Side

Charles Commons St. Paul 5-10th Floors - South Side


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