Upper Class Residence
Located on WPI’s lower campus, state-of-the-art East Hall provides apartment-style housing and an eco-friendly environment for about 230 upper-class students. The LEED Gold–certified building also features sensor lighting, environmentally sensitive furniture, water-efficient laundry machines, a recycling room, green cleaning products, and dedicated indoor bike storage.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who lives in East Hall?
Junior and Senior residents.
How many student staff members are in the building?
4 Resident Advisors (RA) work with East Hall, 1 RA per floor.
What type of building is East Hall?
- An apartment-style building with a kitchen, living room, and bathroom in each unit. Mostly 4 person apartments – some with 4 single bedrooms and some with 2 single bedrooms and 1 double bedroom.
- There are 4 studio single apartments in the building.
What are the amenities in the building?
- Air conditioning/heating units
- East Hall has one tech suite on floors two through five
- Multiple tech suites on the first floor
- Laundry room, located on first floor
- Game room with billiards and foosball
- Gym for residents only (space may be relocated as of Fall 2019)
- 2 music rooms with pianos
- Card access bike storage room
- Trash and recycling room on every floor
- Access to East parking garage (additional fee applies)
Do tech suites need to be reserved?
Tech suites are on a first come, first serve basis. If a space is open and available, residents are permitted to use the space without a reservation.
Is a meal plan required in East Hall?
Residents of East Hall are not required to have a residential meal plan because the apartments have kitchens. Residents can choose to purchase a voluntary plan if desired.
What is provided for furniture/appliances?
- Bedrooms are outfitted with a bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser for each resident. East Hall closets are open facing closets with a shelf and hanging bar for clothing.
- Living rooms are outfitted with soft seating (for example – couch, chair, etc.).
- Kitchens are outfitted with a refrigerator and stove.
Is kitchenware (pots, pans, silverware, etc.) provided for residents?
Kitchenware is not provided for residents. Residents are encouraged to work together to determine who will bring specific items for the year.
Can beds be lofted or bunked?
- Beds in East Hall are able to be bunked. Residents need to ask for pins to bunk the bed, but are responsible for un-bunking the bed at the end of the year and returning the pins to the Residential Services Office.
- Beds cannot be lofted and lofting equipment is not provided.
Are beds adjustable?
All beds in East Hall can be adjusted up or down. Residents are responsible for adjusting the bed height. Beds can be adjusted to the top level, allowing the dresser to fit underneath the bed.