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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 rooms. Please see What to Bring page for a suggested packing list. Please see below for a list of items included in each room.

Hastings Hall, the oldest residence hall at HLS, consists of 56 suites accommodating 97 residents. There are five entryways as well as five floors to Hastings Hall. All of the floors are coed with a combination of shared single-sex and gender inclusive bathrooms in each entryway on every floor but the fifth floor. Each bathroom is shared by 4 – 7 residents. Hastings Hall was renovated with new furniture, carpets, paint, blinds, and improved WiFi during the 2017 Summer.

Advantages to Living in Hastings

  • suite-style setting makes the quietest community on campus
  • largest rooms on campus
  • only dorm with suitemate option
  • extremely close to Langdell Library and Hemenway Gym

Room Types

Residence Room type Total # of units that exist* Approx. square footage
*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.
Hastings Hall Single – 1 BR Suite 16 units Living Room: 305-317 sq ft

Bedroom: 150-179 sq ft

Hastings Hall Single – 2 BR Suite 36 units/72 residents Living Room: 301-347 sq ft

2 Bedrooms: 100-129 sq ft each

Hastings Hall Single – Small 1 BR Suite 8 units Living room: 299-380 sq ft

Bedroom: 107-197 sq ft

Hastings Hall Single – Studio 1 unit Bedroom: 405 sq ft

Furnishings and Amenities of Hastings Hall

Bedroom Furnishings (all bedrooms are single-occupancy)

  • extra long twin bed
  • desk with chair
  • dresser
  • bookshelf
  • spacious closet
  • waste basket & recycle bin
  • wireless and wired Internet access

Living Room Furnishings

  • one loveseat couch
  • one arm chair
  • one eating table and a pair of chairs
  • one bookshelf
  • one TV stand/or additional bookshelf
  • bay windows in some rooms
  • window seats in some rooms

Building Amenities

  • communal laundry room in basement
  • communal kitchen in basement
  • communal lounge in basement
  • communal bathrooms on each floor except Floor 5
  • located directly on Massachusetts Avenue and MBTA bus line

Individual Floor Details

Hastings Hall is divided into five separate brownstones with individual entry ways. Each entry way has five floors, but students within one entry can only access a different brownstone or the communal kitchen/lounge using the basement level of the residence.

Gender Designations were updated on August 2015. These gender designations are for academic year housing only. 
Entry 1 Entry 2 Entry 3 Entry 4 Entry 5
Basement
  • Kitchen
  • Vending Machines
  • Lounge
Floor 1
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
Floor 2
  • Coed Floor
  • Female Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Male Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Male Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Female Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Female Bathroom
Floor 3
  • Coed Floor
  • Male Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Female Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Female Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Male Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Male Bathroom
Floor 4
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom
Attic
(Floor 5)
  • Coed Floor
  • No Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • No Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • No Bathroom
  • Coed Floor
  • No Bathroom

Hastings Hall Floor Plans