Located in the southwest corner of the University of New Haven’s main campus near Celentano Hall (formerly Soundview) and Kayo Field our new 90,000 square-foot residence hall, opened in the fall of 2014, creates a dynamic hub of activity on campus.
The top three stories of the building are residential units and the ground floor provides amenities to the University at large as well. A 250-280 seat dining room, common lounge spaces, office space for the University of New Haven personnel, and 2,300 square feet of classroom space with brand new technology are open to everyone.
“I couldn’t have chosen to live in a better residence hall this year. Having two huge lounges and multiple common rooms on every floor has allowed me to meet new people and hang out with friends.
There are also many study rooms where I can quietly work. I like the size of my room and the ease of sharing a bathroom with only one other person. Westside Hall also houses a dining hall on the first floor, so I don’t have to leave the building to get something to eat.”
The University of New Haven is already known for its Living Learning Communities, which group students of similar majors and interests together in residence halls. In addition to non-LLC first-year housing, the new residence hall is home to three of our fifteen LLCs:
The new dining facility located on the ground floor of the new residence hall features a concept known as Food on Demand. The idea provides a seasonal fixed menu to order from, unlimited salad, dessert and beverage and a great new space to connect with your friends and the community. Guests order digitally from a touch-screen kiosk. Each dish is then individually prepared, and the customer is buzzed via smart phone or pager when the meal is ready. Choices might include fast casual, BBQ, upscale, all healthy choices, a pub-style operation - the possibilities are as wide as your imagination.
The pod-style residential space gives students more space to gather and socialize, the pod design’s common lounge area is an ideal place for faculty members to come in and speak to students directly — cozy, yet out in the open.
Communities or Pods of 16 or more students centered on a common lounge area with entries into double-occupancy rooms all around it.
Students will have the opportunity to live in a full-suite or a semi-suite. Each suite has its’ own restroom, two bedrooms and a common area (full-suites only) for studying or socializing.