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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.

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

Advantages to Living in Gropius

  • Social and tightly-knit community
  • Least expensive on-campus option
  • Extremely close to WCC, where most classes are held, as well as the Harkness Commons, where the dining hall is located

Gropius Complex Room Types

Room TypeTotal # of UnitsApprox. Square Footage
Standard Single340109-133 sq. ft.
Medium Single15153-191 sq. ft.
Large Single9224-235 sq. ft.
*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.

Furnishings and Amenities

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 and bathrooms
  • Communal kitchens are equipped with refrigerators, stove/oven, microwaves, and toasters
  • Laundry facilities in basement

Individual Floor Details

Story HallShaw HallHolmes HallAmes HallDane Hall
BasementLaundry RoomLaundry Room
Floor 1
Coed Floor

Female Bathroom
Kitchen

Lounge
Coed Floor

Gender-Neutral Bathroom
Facilities Management Office

Lost and Found

Coed Floor

Male Bathroom

Lounge
Coed Floor

Female Bathroom

Kitchen
Floor 2Coed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom

Lounge
Coed Floor

Male Bathroom

Kitchen

Lounge
ClosedCoed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom

Lounge
Coed Floor

Male Bathroom

Kitchen
Floor 3Coed Floor

Male Bathroom

Lounge
All-Female Floor

Female Bathroom

Kitchen
ClosedCoed Floor

Female Bathroom

Kitchen

Lounge
All-Female Floor

Female Bathroom

Lounge
Floor 4Coed Floor

Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Lounge
No Fourth FloorNo Fourth FloorAll-Male Floor

Male Bathroom

Lounge
No Fourth Floor
*Gender designations are for the academic year only.