Faraday is an 89,000-square-foot building that is located a short walk from academic buildings, and is at the intersection of Faraday, Grove, and Lancaster streets and is home to about 260 upper-class students. Its unique design elements were inspired by Michael Faraday, an English scientist whose work in electromagnetism and electrochemistry paved the way for modern technology.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who lives in Faraday Hall?
- Upper-class Undergraduate Students
How many student staff members are in the building?
- 4 Resident Advisors (RA) work with Faraday Hall, 1 RA per floor.
What type of building is Faraday Hall?
- An apartment-style building with a kitchen, living room, and bathroom in each unit. All 4-person apartments are 1 double and 2 singles. Some apartments are accessible units with accessible counters, oven, stove, and bathroom.
- There are 6 studio single apartments in the building.
What are the amenities in the building?
- Air conditioning/heating units
- Faraday Hall has one tech suite on floors two through four
- Large meeting room, located on first floor
- Laundry room, located on first floor
- Main lobby with billiards and lounge space
- Large, private courtyard with resident card access, tables, and sitting wall
- Courtyard bike storage
- Gompei’s Gear Bike rentals
- Trash and recycling room on every floor
- Private parking lot for residents only, residential parking pass required (additional fee)
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 residential meal plan required in Faraday Hall?
- Residents of Faraday Hall are not required to have a residential meal plan with the apartments having kitchens. But can purchase a voluntary plan if desired.
What is provided for furniture/appliances?
- Bedrooms are provided 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 provided with soft seating (for example – couch, chair, etc.).
- Kitchens are provided 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 Faraday 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 office.
- Beds cannot be lofted and lofting equipment is not provided.
Are beds adjustable?
- All beds in Faraday 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.