Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning



Typical Floor Plan

* Floor plans, layouts, dimensions and features may vary.


Inside The Halls

Located behind the historic Horseshoe, Thornwell was the first residence hall to be built in 65 years when it opened in 1913. It was named to honor James Thornwell who served as the sixth president of South Carolina College. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees until his death and served on the faculty for many years.

This coed apartment-style residence hall houses 60 students in two- and three-bedroom apartments that include a bathroom, living room and full kitchen. The residents of Thornwell are just a short walk across the Horseshoe from the Russell House University Union.


Residence Life Coordinator (Lives in 820 Henderson St.)
2 Resident Mentors (Undergraduate Students)

Home To

Music Community

The Basics

Type: Apartment
Year Built: 1913
Occupancy: 60
No. of Floors: 3
Electronic Access: No
Elevator: No
Cable Connection: Yes
Internet Connection: Yes (1)
Wi-Fi: Yes
Air Conditioned: Yes



  • Carpet
  • Bed, dresser, closet and desk w/chair


  • Tub with shower (curtain provided), toilet and sink


  • Refrigerator, sink and stove

Laundry Room

  • In Pinckney/Legare

Other Amenities*

  • Two chairs and end table in living room
  • Kitchen table w/ two chairs

Dimensions to Know for Move-In

Living Room/Kitchen 11'5" x 13'2"
Bedroom: 11'9" x 8'10"
Sink Area: 3'4" x 3'6"
Bathroom: 5' x 3'
Window: 24 1/2" wide x 71" tall
Mattress Length: 80" (x-long twin)
Maximum Bed Height: 32"
Desk: 24" deep x 42" wide
Dresser: 24" deep x 30" wide
Dresser Drawers: 7" deep
Closet: 46 1/2" wide x 27" deep