Named after Saint Thomas Aquinas, Aquinas Hall holds roughly 430 first year students. It was recently renovated in 2014, which added a fourth floor to the existing building. Each suite consists of two rooms and one bathroom. There are up to five people in a suite. Each floor has three or four lounges, with a pool table on the first floor. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day, there are 12 resident assistants and 2 professional staff members. Tutors in Residence have a lounge on the third floor dedicated to their tutoring.
Boland Hall is our largest building on campus, holding 700 first year students. Boland Hall is divided into two halves: Boland North and Boland South. The north side has suite style living with up to 6 suite mates of the same gender sharing one bathroom in one suite. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms in the north side. The south side is community style living with a community of about 30 people sharing a very large bathroom. University Housekeeping staff keep the south side bathrooms clean. Boland Hall is also home to the Pirate’s Cellar, the largest lounge in a residence hall. In the Cellar there are pool tables, a Foosball table, soft seating, tables for studying and a large TV. Classrooms BH 34 and 35 are located in the back of the Pirate’s Cellar. Tutors in Residence have an office near the main lounge on the first floor. Our partners in Campus Ministry and DOVE are also housed in Boland Hall. Community members can get to these offices via the door in the Campus Ministry Courtyard. The front desk is staff 24 hours a day, there are 19 resident assistants and 2 professional staff members who oversee Boland Hall.