Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning



Typical Floor Plan

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


Inside The Halls

In 1918, women were allowed to live on campus for the first time since World War I diminished male enrollment. Located on the Horseshoe, a popular spot on campus, DeSaussure is a coed, apartment-style residence hall.A renovation including all new interior furnishings such as flooring, kitchen and bathroom cabinets, appliances and furniture was completed in the summers of 2011 and 2012. Housing 45 residents, each two- and four-bedroom apartment in DeSaussure features a living room, full kitchen and washer and dryer.


Residence Life Coordinator  (Lives in 820 Henderson St.)
Resident Mentor (Undergraduate Student)

Home To

Upperclass Honors

The Basics

Type: Apartment
Year Built: 1809
Occupancy: 45
No. of Floors: 3
Electronic Access: No
Elevator: No
Cable Connection: Yes
Internet Connection: Yes (1)
Wi-Fi: Yes
Air Conditioned: Yes



  • Vinyl faux wood floors
  • Bed, dresser, wardrobe, desk w/chair and file cabinet


  • Shower (curtain provided), toilet and sink


  • Refrigerator, sink and stove

Laundry Room

  • Washer and dryer in each apartment

Other Amenities*

  • Couch, two chairs and end table in living room
  • Kitchen table w/two or four chairs

Dimensions to Know for Move-In

Living Room/Kitchen: 11'5" x 10'3"
Bathroom: 10'5" x 6'9"
Bathroom: 4'4" x 6'
Window: 32 1/4" wide x 76 1/2" tall
Mattress Length: 80" (x-long twin)
Maximum Bed Height: 55"
Desk: 24" deep x 30" wide
File Cabinet: 20" deep x 16" wide
Dresser: 24" deep x 30" wide
Dresser Drawers: 5 1/2" deep (3 drawers)
Wardrobe: 35" wide x 24" deep