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*Please note that the dorm rooms shown have been decorated for presentation purposes. The bedding, pillows, towels and all decorative housewares seen in these images are NOT included in the room. Please see What to Bring page for a suggested packing list. Please see below for a list of items included in each room.

The Gropius Complex consists of five interconnected residence halls (Holmes, Ames, Dane, Story, and Shaw Halls) for a total of 364 single furnished rooms. Gropius offers traditional dormitory-style housing with approximately 20 residents per hall, common lounges, and shared kitchens and bathrooms. The majority of the floors are co-educational with one single sex or gender inclusive bathroom per floor. A select number of floors are single-gender.

To get the best sense of the Gropius Complex, check out the Gropius Photo Gallery and the HLS Floor Plans below.

Please view our Residence Rates page for the cost of renting a room in our residences.

Advantages to Living in Gropius

  • most social and tightly-knit community
  • cheapest on-campus option
  • extremely close to WCC, where most classes are held
  • extremely close to Harkness Commons, where the dining hall is located

Room Types

*Please note that this table describes the amount of room type in existence of reach residence. This chart DOES NOT reflect amount of available spaces.
Residence Room Type Total # of Units That Exist* Approx. Square Footage
Gropius Complex Type 1 Single 261 units 109-113 sq ft
Gropius Complex Type 2 Single 79 units 120-133 sq ft
Gropius Complex Type 3 Single 11 units 153 sq ft
Gropius Complex Type 4 Single 4 units 178-191 sq ft
Gropius Complex Type 5 Single 5 units 224 sq ft
Gropius Complex Type 6 Single 4 units 235 sq ft

Furnishings and Amenities of Gropius Complex

Bedroom Furnishings
  • extra-long twin bed with built in storage under the bed
  • wastebasket
  • desk
  • rolling desk chair
  • desk lamp
  • recycling bin
  • full-length mirror
  • chest of drawers
  • bookshelves
  • closet with built-in shelving
  • wireless and wired Internet access
Residence Amenities
  • communal lounges, kitchens, and bathrooms
  • laundry facilities in basements

Individual Floor Details

Gender Designations were updated on August 2015. These gender designations are for academic year housing only. 
Story Hall Shaw Hall Holmes Hall Ames Hall Dane Hall
Basement
Floor 1
  • Coed Floor
  • Female Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Facilities Management Office
  • Lost & Found
  • Vending Machines
  • Coed Floor
  • Male Bathroom
  • Lounge
  • Coed Floor
  • Female Bathroom
  • Kitchen
Floor 2
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Lounge
  • Coed Floor
  • Male Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • All-Female Floor
  • Female Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Lounge
  • Coed Floor
  • Male Bathroom
  • Kitchen
Floor 3
  • Coed Floor
  • Male Bathroom
  • Lounge
  • All-Female Floor
  • Female Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Coed Floor
  • Male Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Female Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Lounge
Floor 4
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Lounge
-No 4th floor- No 4th floor-
  • All-Male Floor
  • Male Bathroom
  • Lounge