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An Insider’s Guide to Living on Campus FSU

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Here is what you need to know! 

You can certainly read about the dorms and where to live on campus on the FSU Housing pages, but we asked our interns for the inside scoop…which is probably what you really want to know before you choose where to live when you become a Nole. Here’s what they had to say:

Azalea and Magnolia Halls
The newest dorms that were recently built (opened in June 2017).
These are the only two halls with built-in dining (Noles’ Homecoming (comfort food), Passport (international/healthy), J Street Grille (American Grill), Tuscan Eatery and The Canteen (convenience store/coffee). Suite-Style Hall. Laundry facility on the first floor, one lounge on the first floor, meal-plan optional, kitchens, small fridge per room. Co–ed building/single–gender suites.These halls are located near many sororities and the FSU police department.

Dorman and Deviney Hall
Built and opened in 2015, so still pretty new and nice.
Convenient to a lot of places on campus.
Near parking garage and Denny’s.

DeGraff Hall
Not exactly on campus, but there’s a tunnel that connects DeGraff to campus that students can walk through easily.
Probably furthest from classes, but close to the Business School, Strozier Library, and the Union. (closed and under renovation through 2020)
Seen more as the fun/party hall and occasionally more loud than wanted due to people coming home late at night especially when I was on the first floor.

Close to McDonald’s and the Strip.


Landis Hall/Gilchrist Hall
The honors halls.
Good locations on campus.
Connected halls.
Close to Suwannee Dining for lunch/dinner. Suwannee Dining is currently under renovation and is scheduled to be completed late summer 2018. (the meal plan – You may want to check out our blog on meal plans here.
Across the street from the infamous Sweet Shop.
A good place to live during Summer C to meet people.
Generally quiet and good place to study. (Check out our blog on best places to study)

Cawthon Hall
Known as the music hall.
Closest dorm to Strozier Library and the little cafés on campus such as Chick-Fil-A.

Broward Hall
Suite-style hall, laundry facility on the first floor, one lounge on the first floor, meal-plan optional, kitchens, small fridge per room. Girls Only. Small dorm with a capacity of 135.Connected to Landis and Gilchrist, so location is convenient.

Wildwood Hall
Farther from campus and away from most dorms
Located near Leach (gym) and an on-campus Starbucks
Close to the stadium
Good for game days if you want to walk there

Bryan Hall

Suite-style hall, laundry facility on the first floor, one lounge on the first floor, meal-plan optional, kitchens, small fridge per room.  Small dorm with a capacity of 131. First year students in the Bryan Hall Learning Community only.

Reynolds Hall
Near Suwannee Dining (good for students with a meal plan). More in the middle of campus so equal distance to most classes.

Jennie Murphee Hall
Also close to Suwannee Dining.
Good location on campus.
Near Dunkin Donuts.
No longer the all-girls dorm; now it’s Broward.

Traditions Hall

If students are looking for an apartment-style housing…this is the one to go to. The meal plan is optional.

Cawthon Hall:

Suite-Style Hall. Laundry facility on the first floor, one lounge on the first floor, meal-plan optional, kitchens, small fridge per room. Co–ed buildin / single–gender suites. Music Living–Learning Community, Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (WIMSE) Living–Learning Community

Looking to see pictures and layouts for each dorm? Click here for specs.

FSU recently announced that for the first time, in 2019, they will not be able to accomodate all their freshman with dorms. They are recommmending that students begin to consider other living arrangemnts. Southgate Campus Centre, a private dormitory, is right across from campus and a great alternative. You can also check out our blog on Favorite Apartment Rentals at FSU.

Of course, we have a ton of recommendations for decorating dorms here.

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