Residence Halls

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Our residence halls are some of the best college housing in Iowa!

Below you can access detailed information about St. Ambrose University's residence halls and upperclassmen houses.

General Housing Information Meet the Residence Hall Advisors

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Benefits of Living On Campus

Stay close to all the action

  • An environment of heightened safety and security associated with having front desks staffed, residence life staff living on the floors, and the presence of lead and police officers making rounds of campus property.
  • Convenient access to classrooms, library, athletic facilities, recreational facilities, cafeteria, faculty/staff/administrative offices, etc.
  • Costs for utilities, phone, cable, and Internet are included.
  • Network of staff (Residence Life, Security, Physical Plant) available to assist residents with their needs.

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See our residence halls for first-year students!

Featuring Bechtel, Cosgrove, Davis, North, Rohlman, and North Halls. Single and suite-style living is available.

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Residence Halls

Bechtel Hall

Bechtel Hall is a co-ed residence hall for first-year students that was completed in 2004. It offers double occupancy, suite-style living. Total resident capacity is 140.

Features

  • Private bathroom and shower in each suite
  • Carpeted floors
  • Dressers, closets, and desks
  • Bunked beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • ADA Accessible Rooms
  • Four study lounges
  • Wireless and ethernet hookups
  • Laundry facilities
  • Big screen TV in common area

Room dimensions

  • Room dimensions: 11'x25'x8'
  • Closet dimensions: 32'W x 22' deep, with one foot of storage space above closet
  • Download the Bechtel Hall Floor Plan (pdf)
Cosgrove Hall

Cosgrove Hall, a six-story facility built in 1969, offers four floors of suite-style living for first-year men and women. Two rooms are joined by a bathroom. Rooms are double occupancy. Total resident capacity is 224.

Features

  • Co-ed by floor
  • Private bathrooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wardrobe units and desks
  • Bunked beds with lofting ability
  • Carpeted floors 
  • Sinks in each room (new vanities installed summer 2011)
  • Air conditioning 
  • Wireless and ethernet hookups
  • Piano on 1st floor for student use

Room dimensions

  • Room dimensions: 9' x 18' x 9' 3" H (162 Sq. Ft)
  • The Arnold Meyer lounge is based in Cosgrove's lower level, as well as a 24-hour computer lab and multi-media lab.
  • The campus cafeteria is located on the first floor.
  • Download the Cosgrove Hall Floor Plan (pdf)
Davis Hall

Davis Hall, the second building constructed on campus, was completed in 1927. Today the enlarged structure is used as residence for female students. Total resident capacity is 121.

Features

  • Single bedrooms
  • Community bathrooms
  • Two suites at the ends of each hall (shared bathroom in most suites)
  • Big screen TV and study lounge in lower level
  • Laundry facilities on each floor
  • Carpeted floors in rooms
  • Wireless and ethernet hookups
  • Lofted beds (singles)
  • Bunked beds (suites)
  • Wardrobe closet and desk dresser
  • Sinks in single rooms

Room dimensions 

  • Room dimensions (single): 9' W x 12' x 9'
  • Room dimensions (double): 12' W x 10'-13' x 9'
  • Download the Davis Hall floor plan (pdf)
Franklin Hall

Open in Fall 2005, this $7 million residence hall houses sophomore students in suite-style living. Total resident capacity is 204.

Features

  • Private bathroom and shower in each suite
  • Carpeted floors
  • Dressers, closets, and desks
  • Beds (with stack option)
  • Air-conditioning
  • ADA Accessible Rooms
  • Wireless and ethernet hookups
  • Three study lounges and printing station
  • Laundry facilities

Room layouts and dimensions

  • Download a PDF of a typical Franklin Hall room
  • Room dimensions: 11.6' W x 28' (at door) x 8' H
  • Closet dimensions: 32'W x 22' deep, with one foot of storage space above closet
  • Please note that ADA rooms are designed for accessibility, and so the layout of an ADA room will vary from the typical layout.
Hagen and Tiedemann Halls

Hagen and Tiedemann Halls are connected by the Hagen/Tiedemann Link, which has study rooms, a security desk, lounge with big screen TV and the office of the hall director.

Hagen Hall
For preferred housing students and provides four- and six-person apartments with single bedrooms, a common living area, kitchen, and bathrooms. Total resident capacity is 140.

Features 

  • A couch and two chairs
  • End table and coffee table
  • Counter-style seating
  • Closets, dressers, and desks
  • Lofted beds
  • Microwave, oven, and refrigerator
  • Carpeted floors
  • Air-conditioning
  • ADA Accessible Rooms
  • Walk-in closet and pantry in most rooms
  • Wireless and ethernet hookups 
  • Piano in lobby area for student use!

Room layouts and dimensions

Tiedemann Hall
Constructed in 1996 and provides apartment-style housing for preferred housing students. Each apartment houses four students and includes two bedrooms, a common living area, kitchen, and bathroom. Total resident capacity is 124. 

Features

  • A bunkable bed
  • A couch and two chairs
  • Two end tables and a coffee table
  • Dressers, desks, and closets
  • Kitchen table and four chairs
  • Microwave, stove and full-size refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Carpeted floors
  • Air-Conditioning
  • ADA Accessible Rooms
  • Wireless and ethernet hookups

Room layouts and dimensions

  • Room dimensions: 13'8" x 11'5" (double room) 
Houses

Houses are a unique component of St. Ambrose living. They provide the opportunity for junior and senior students to live in individual campus houses in Davenport but still be a part of the campus residential community.

The houses community allows students to get a taste of life after college and encourages responsibility and personal growth. Residence life and campus security ensure safety to the houses community by regularly doing walk-throughs and thorough rounds of the neighborhood.

So how do the houses keep connected to the rest of campus?

The Resident Advisors employed specifically for the houses community are vigilant about making sure the residents know all that is happening on campus. They also execute programs that encourage residents of the houses to leave their living rooms and come on to campus.

The houses community is a perfect blend of college student and post-grad life. It is a space for learning, growing, and truly understanding what it is to be a good neighbor.

McCarthy Hall

McCarthy Hall was constructed in 2008 and provides apartment-style housing for preferred housing students.

Each apartment houses four students and includes two bedrooms, a common living area, kitchen, and bathroom. Some units house two students and include one bedroom, common living area, kitchen, and bathroom. Total resident capacity is 96.

Features

  • A bunkable bed
  • A couch and two chairs
  • Two end tables and a coffee table
  • Dressers, desks, and closets
  • Kitchen table and four chairs
  • Microwave, stove and full-size refrigerator
  • Carpeted floors
  • Air-conditioning
  • ADA Accessible Rooms
  • Wireless and ethernet hookups
  • Community laundry facilities

Room layout and dimensions

  • Download a PDF of a typical layout in McCarthy Hall (PDF shows West Hall which was its former name prior to being renamed in dedication to Richard "Dick" McCarthy)
  • Room dimensions: 12' x 14' (double room)
  • McCarthy Hall is a dual purpose space with the top three floors as residential living and the bottom two floors as academic space. The building offers an interfaith space located on the 1st floor of the building. The office of the residence life staff (working in the building) is located on the 1st floor of the building.
North Hall

North Hall, home to our Academic Community, is our newest hall and provides both traditional and apartment-style housing for traditional/preferred housing students.

Each preferred apartment features four single bedrooms per unit, a common living area, kitchen, and bathrooms. Traditional housing is suite-style with double rooms connected by a full bathroom. Total resident capacity is 204.

Features

  • Private bathroom and shower in each suite and apartment
  • Dressers, closets, and desks
  • Carpeted floors
  • Air-conditioning
  • ADA Accessible Rooms
  • Wireless and ethernet hookups
  • Community laundry facilities

Room Dimensions

Rohlman Hall

Rohlman Hall is a co-ed, traditional residence hall primarily housing sophomores. In 2001, it received a $5 million renovation. Rohlman offers double occupancy, suite-style living. Total resident capacity is 202.

Features 

  • Private bathroom and shower in each four-person suite
  • Carpeted floors
  • Dressers, closets, and desks
  • Bunked beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • ADA accessible rooms
  • Study and social lounges on each floor with big screen TV on first floor
  • Wireless and ethernet hookups
  • Laundry facilities
  • Piano on 2nd floor for student use!

Room layout and dimensions

  • Download a PDF of a typical layout in Rohlman Hall
  • Room dimensions: 11' W x 25' (at door) x 8' H
  • Closet dimensions: 41"W x 24" deep, with 24 inches of storage space above closet
  • Please note that ADA rooms are designed for accessibility, so the layout of an ADA room will vary from the typical layout.
Townhouses

The Andrews, Strub, and Schneider townhouses, built in 1990, are two-story townhouses for preferred housing students.

Each unit houses eight students and has a kitchen, common living area, four double bedrooms, and two bathrooms. Total resident capacity is 104.

Features

  • Microwave, oven and full-size refrigerator
  • Carpeted floors
  • Three showers, four sinks (2 bathrooms)
  • Dressers, desks and bunked beds
  • Couches, chairs and end tables
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Outside patio overlooking the Quad with picnic table
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wireless and ethernet hookups

Room dimensions

  • 18'9" x 11' (double room)

Contact


Sherry Whetzler, Director

Residence Life
Rogalski Center, 2nd floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6258
563-333-6256 fax
ResLife@sau.edu

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