Housing Placement

The Student Living Center is comprised primarily of single and double rooms, with a few triple rooms. First-years are assigned to double or triple rooms with roommates. Sophomore and junior students are housed in single rooms, and select those rooms during the Room Selection Process hosted by the Office for Residential Life every spring. Seniors and graduate students who choose to live on-campus are also housed in single rooms (graduate housing is not guaranteed).

Residential Areas

Student rooms are located on floors two through fourteen of the tower, and floors two through four of the quadrangle.  Each area provides residents with a furnished lounge that includes couches, tables, a microwave, and television, as well as separate male and female bathrooms. Most rooms in the Student Living Center are tiled, however, some rooms do have carpeting.

Special Interest Housing

There are several communities within the Student Living Center known as Special Interest Housing that our students choose to form, join, and live within.  Special interest housing consists of floors that have developed out of common interests in the student body. These floors perform services to the campus community and the Eastman community at large to promote their interests.  There are no additional costs to living on a Special Interest housing floor. However, additional costs associated with differing groups may be dependent on the structure of the individual groups. Currently no groups have any due system or structure factored into their membership. Attending an event and being involved are the best ways to get the answers you’re looking for. Make sure to ask.

Special Interest Floors Past & Present

“The goal for the Cinemaniacs Interest Floor is to build a unifying community through the common interest of film and music. Students will have a chance to decompress, thoroughly discuss film music, and enjoy movies through social events.”

Entertainment Floor
“Our floor aims to bring the Eastman community together through games and movies. Many students already enjoy these activities, and we seek to include others while building a community around this shared interest.”

Music of the World
“Our Floor is dedicated to experiencing all music around the world. For many conservatory students, non-western music is rarely preformed or listened to. We look to promote music from Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe so the students of Eastman can learn more about these cultures and incorporate it into their own musical education.”

“Our organization values contributing to individual and group success in music, through listening to and offering constructive criticism, sharing ideas and inspirations, as well as improvising in various styles.”


“The Wellness Floor is committed to improving the mental and physical wellness of the students of Eastman. Through mindful activities, healthy living, and social gatherings, the Wellness Floor plans to enrich the mind, body, and soul for all who wish to dwell amongst the wellness goers. We hope that Eastman students will have a more successful education and enhanced experience from being a part of and interacting with the Wellness Floor”

Safe Space

“Queer communities are essential in raising self-love and self-respect in individuals that come from adverse backgrounds. Gender neutral bathrooms will accommodate gender non-conforming students. This group will be a family to those who are lacking one”

Items Provided In Rooms

All students are provided with a:

  • Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Desk Lamp
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Lofted Bed (with ladder and guardrail)
  • Twin XL Mattress
  • Smoke Detector
  • Towel Rack
  • Wall Light
  • Wardrobe
  • Wastebasket
  • Window Shades

Under no circumstances may any furniture be removed from student rooms, even if you are a single student in a double or triple room. Lounge furniture may also not be moved from lounges to student rooms. Moving furniture may result in fines and possible student conduct charges.

Items Prohibited In Student Living Center

We know that residents often want to bring the conveniences and comforts of home along with them. Unfortunately, some of these comforts are prohibited because of safety and fire regulations.

Prohibited Items

  • Couches, chairs, or futons not provided by the University
  • Candles, lanterns, lamps, or any other item that produce an open flame
  • Tobacco, incense, or any other item that burns or smolders when used
  • All flammable materials (gas, lighter fluid, charcoal, propane, solvents, etc.)
  • All items powered by combustible fuels (such as motorcycles)
  • All fireworks, explosives, etc.
  • All corrosive (or poisonous) chemicals and hazardous materials
  • All lightweight extension cords or multi-plug outlet adapters
  • Heavy weight power strips or extension cords without safety circuit breakers
  • Flexible (twisty) power strips
  • Multiple approved power strips connected together (“chaining”)
  • Curtains/drapes
  • Anything covering ceilings (tapestries, banners, posters, nets, etc.)
  • All decorations covering more than 20% of walls
  • Tapestries, banners, posters or other combustible materials
  • Crepe paper, plastic or Mylar decorations, ribbons, streamers, etc.
  • Combustible materials as door decorations covering more than 20% of doors
  • Runners, door mats, or other combustible floor coverings in hallways
  • Non-LED decorative string lighting
  • Cinder block bed risers
  • Weapons including firearms, ammunition, knives, etc.

Prohibited Appliances

  • George Foreman grills or similar cooking appliances
  • Toasters, portable or toaster ovens, smokeless indoor grills, etc.
  • Hotplates, electric skillets, crock pots, rice cookers etc.
  • Microwaves (including combination units and those with broiling elements)
  • Submersion coil water heaters
  • BBQ grills or open flame devices (charcoal, gas or other fuel)
  • Lighting that has an upward facing lamp
  • Lighting that has movable octopus arms so that lamp can be faced upward
  • Lava lamps
  • Non-UL safety approved electric powered appliances
  • All portable heating devices (space heaters of any type)
  • Air conditioners

If it is discovered that you have any of these prohibited items, Residential Life staff will confiscate the items. Possession of these items may result in fines and possible student conduct charges.

Suggested Items

You’ve got a room waiting for you in the Student Living Center, but it is up to you to make it a home! Below is a list of items we suggest that you bring:

  • Alarm Clock
  • Bathrobe
  • Bedspread
  • Bed Linen (extra-long twin; 36″ x 80″)
  • Bicycle (limited storage is available for a fee)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Desk Supplies
  • Dishes (cups, plates, silverware, etc.)
  • Fan
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Hangers
  • Humidifier
  • Iron
  • Floor Lamp (Click here for important lamp information)
  • Laundry Supplies (basket, detergent, etc.)
  • Mattress Cover
  • Pictures
  • Pillows
  • Plants
  • Sewing Kit
  • Storage Crates
  • Refrigerator (no larger than 4.3 cu. ft.)
  • Shower Shoes
  • Stationary/Stamps
  • Stereo
  • Toiletries
  • Toiletries Caddy
  • Towels
  • UL Rated Power Strip (with circuit breaker)
  • Umbrella

Insurance for Belongings

Students’ personal property brought to the University is not covered for damage or loss by the University’s insurance. We strongly suggest you review your parents’ homeowner’s insurance to determine what is covered by that policy or can be covered with a rider to that policy. Specifically review theft of your property because many policies may cover damage but not loss.