Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

Preston Residential College


Typical Floor Plan

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


Inside The Halls

Preston Residential College is a suite-style, coed residence hall centrally located across the street from the Thomas Cooper Library. Modeled after the traditional residential colleges of Oxford and Cambridge, Preston Residential College adheres to the belief that sharing space, food, ideas and life makes for a more enriching and successful college experience.

Preston Residential College is home to 232 residents and a live-in faculty principal. Preston also has its own all-you-care-to-eat dining hall where residents can interact with each other and faculty members who serve as Preston associates.


Live-In Faculty Principal
Live-In Residence Life Coordinator
3 Graduate Mentors (Graduate Students)
8 Resident Mentors (Undergraduate Students)

Home To

Preston Residential College

The Basics

Type: Suite
Year Built: 1939
Occupancy: 232  
No. of Floors: 3
Electronic Access: Yes
Elevator: No
Cable Connection: Yes
Internet Connection: Yes (1)
Wi-Fi: Yes
Air Conditioned: Yes



  • Tile floor
  • 2 beds, 2 dressers, 2 closets, 2 desks w/chairs, 2 built-in bookshelves


  • Shower (curtain provided) and toilet
  • Sink is located in room


  • First floor

Laundry Room

  • First Floor

Other Amenities

  • Seminar classroom
  • 24-hour computer lab

Dimensions to Know for Move-In

Total Area: 18' x 12'
Bathroom: 4'7" x 5'
Window: 46 1/2" wide x 72 1/4" tall
Mattress Length: 80" (x-long twin)
Maximum Bed Height: 28"
Desk: 24" deep x 41" wide
Dresser: 20" deep x 30" wide
Dresser Drawers: 5 1/2" deep
Closet: 47" wide x 27" deep
Built-in Bookshelves (5 adjustable shelves): 76 1/2" tall x 12" wide x 9 1/2" deep