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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

RESIDENCE
ROOM TYPE
TOTAL # OF UNITS THAT EXIST*
APPROX. SQUARE FOOTAGE

Hastings Hall
Single One-person suite/studio
25 units

405-550 sq ft of living space.

Some units have divided living/bedroom areas, others are open studios.
Hastings Hall
Single Bedroom in a Two-person, Two-bedroom suite
36 units/72 residents

Living Room: 301-347 sq ft

Bedrooms (2): 100-192 sq ft each
*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 of Hastings Hall

Bedroom/Studio 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.

Entry 1Entry 2Entry 3Entry 4Entry 5
BasementLaundryKitchen

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
Coed Floor

No Bathroom
Gender designations are for the academic year only.