Housing at EAC

Campus Living Options and Costs

Residence Towers

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Click to view Residence Towers community layoutIn a traditional-style residence hall, students often become friends with the group who lives in their section of the corridor. EAC's new Residence Towers allow such friends to live more comfortably within their own community. This like-gender group of 14-16 students shares a common lounge and kitchenette. Under the umbrella of general hall policies, they develop guidelines for acceptable behavior within their community.

EAC's Residence Towers has nine communities designed to house 14-16 students each. A community contains a bay-windowed common living room, dining area and small kitchenette with a refrigerator, sink and lockable food storage cabinets. Meal plans are required because cooking capabilities and food storage are designed to supplement the campus dining service rather than replace it.

Four bedroom-suites adjoin the common living area. Each suite has bathroom and sleeping accommodations for four students, in addition to optional telephone, free basic cable TV and free individual computer connectivity. Three of the bedroom suites in the Residence Towers are designed for handicapped accessible living.

The lobby area has a dramatic three-story vaulted ceiling with balconied lounges overlooking a fireplace and mountain views. Access to the three floors is by an elevator from the lobby or outside walkways. Laundry facilities are housed within the building. Students are supported by Residence Life staff who assist students in developing and maintaining their Community Living Agreements.

Click to view Residence Towers bedroom/bath unit layoutResidents have key access to their community 24 hours per day. (Visiting hours for the hall are generally noon to midnight.) Communities may agree to limit these hours within their Community Living Agreements.

Four-person Residence Towers bedroom-suites have one entrance off the common living area of the community. The bathroom divides the suite into two sides and can be used by all four suitemates at one time with two sinks, a separate commode and shower stalls. Each side of the suite has two sleeping/study areas. Each student will have either a loft bed above a desk and dresser or a tall bed over a dresser with their desk against a wall. Each student will also have a wardrobe and another small dresser. The desk and wardrobe are equipped with hasps for small padlocks. Storage lockers for suitcase-size items are available on the ground floor of the Towers.

Each community is responsible for cleaning its common area, bedroom suites, and bathroom.

All applicants assigned to the Towers who are willing to develop and follow a Community Living Agreement are eligible to live in the Residence Towers. Returning Towers students must meet citizenship requirements which demonstrate their ability to make a positive contribution to community living.

Like-gender students may request specific suite and community-mates.


Traditional Halls

Click to view individual traditional residence hall room layoutIn EAC's other residence halls, students are assigned two per room. Each floor has a community bathroom. Rooms have free WiFi, basic cable TV access, and optional telephone hookup. There are communal microwaves in the lounge areas. Residents have key access to the hall 24 hours per day. Visitors are limited to specific hours.

Room scholarships cover the cost of a Traditional Hall. If the recipient wishes to live in Residence Towers they must pay the cost difference and be assigned as space is available.

Mark Allen - 88 men are housed in the North wing and 88 women are housed in the South wing. They share a common building entrance, lobby and lounge. Rooms are furnished with bunk beds.  

Nellie Lee Hall - houses 50 men. Rooms are furnished with twin beds.

Click to view traditional residence hall layout


Residence Hall Costs




One-time reservation/damage deposits $150 $150
2021-2022 Room rates
(Utilities included, telephone optional)
Fall Semester $1850 $1850
Spring Semester $1400 $1400
*Room Scholarship covers this amount
All residential students are required to purchase a declining balance meal plan which ranges from $500-$2700 per semester.