Chatham University

Undergraduate Housing

Chatham Apartments

Chatham Apartments

Chatham Apartments are located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Maryland Avenue and adjacent to campus. The four towers feature 36 apartments for upper-class undergraduate Chatham students. Upperclass undergraduate students may reside in one of Chatham Apartment’s four towers. Each tower features two-bedroom apartments that accommodate three students. Common computer lab/printer access is provided in each tower. Seniors have access to on-site parking.

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Fickes Hall

Fickes Hall

Fickes Hall, a historic mansion, was built in 1927 and renovated into a residence hall for Chatham University in 1946. Situated on the picturesque southeast rise of campus, Fickes houses a mixture of up to 116 first year and upper-class residents in a renovated mansion. Fickes houses up to half of the first year class and is a vibrant hub of activity. The first floor includes quiet study space among the built in bookshelves of the dining room, a comfortable television room and a great outdoor courtyard. A baby grand piano and traditional furniture fill the living room with places to study and have rich conversation. Fickes also provides apartment living for upperclass students with the convenience of being close to academic and administrative buildings on campus.

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Marjory Rea Laughlin House

Laughlin House

Marjory Rea Laughlin House, built in 1912, was originally home to James Laughlin, the president of the University's first Board of Trustees. In 1967 the residence was donated to the University and became a home for 32 students. The architectural features are true to the time period it was originally built, which includes a beautiful entrance hall, wooden staircases, and leaded stain glass windows.

Laughlin House is home of the Intercultural living learning community. This housing option is open to all students who are interested in becoming more culturally and globally aware. The goal of this LLC is to foster a cultural exchange between all residents of the house. Students, faculty, and staff collaborate to plan activities that will expose the residents to the differences and similarities that exist among cultures. Laughlin houses students in single, double, triple, and quad rooms.

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Julia and James Rea House

Rea House

The Julia and James Rea House was donated to the University in the late 1960s, but was built in 1912 by James C. Rea. With its rich wooden paneling and many fireplaces, the 23 room brick home is similiar in model to a large English country house reflective of the early twentieth century time period. . Rea House accommodates 28 first year and upper-class students and provides a living/television room, dining room, kitchen area and laundry facilities.

Rea House is the home of the Rachel Carson Environmental living learning community. Named after the 1929 alumnae, Rachel Carson, this is a special housing option is open to all students interested in becoming more environmentally aware. The students who reside in this living learning community share an interest in participating in a environment which focuses upon sustainable and green practices. Students work closely with staff and faculty to plan activities which focus upon different aspects of living a green lifestyle. Rea houses students in single, double, and triple rooms.

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Woodland Hall

Woodland Hall

Situated in the heart of campus this Historic building was constucted in 1909. Woodland houses a mix of up to 96 first-year, upperclass, and graduate student residents in single and double rooms. This residence hall is located at the edge of the academic quad, directly across from the library. The Woodland sun porch is the beautiful, comfortable heart of the building and the site of many fun and engaging activities. Woodland has fully accessible facilities and is the only residence area on campus to include an elevator.

The First Year Experience Community is a living learning community located on the second floor of Woodland Hall that will assist first-year students in transitioning to college life. This community will offer additional support in connecting students with the University community. Two upperclass student mentors live in the community, including a Resident Assistant and a Cougar K-Nector. This community, designed especially for our first-year students, will offer support, socializing, and fun!

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