Sanford Riley Hall

First Year Residence

The first residence hall built on campus, Sanford Riley dates back to 1927. Sanford Riley Hall houses WPI's Little Theatre for theatrical productions and Riley Commons for university events and programs.

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Sanford Riley Hall

Frequently Asked Questions

Who lives in Sanford Riley Hall housing?
  • This is a first year student building.
How many student staff members are in Sanford Riley Hall?

6 Resident Advisors (RAs) work in Sanford Riley Hall.

What type of building is Sanford Riley Hall?
  • A corridor style building with shared bedrooms.
What are the amenities in Sanford Riley Hall housing?
  • Common room lounge areas located on the first, second, and third floors
  • 2 gendered bathrooms on each floor
  • Laundry facilities are located in the basement of Daniels Hall
  • Elevator access
  • TV/tech equipped lounges
Is a residential meal plan required in Sanford Riley Hall housing?

Residents of Sanford Riley are required to have a residential meal plan – either a 14, 19, 200 or VIP plan.

What is provided for furniture/appliances in Sanford Riley Hall housing?
  • Bedrooms are outfitted with a bed, desk, desk chair, wardrobe, and dresser for each resident. 
  • Some triple and quad style rooms have closets instead of wardrobes.
  • All WPI furniture must remain in the room.
Can beds be de-lofted in Sanford Riley Hall housing?
  • Beds in Sanford Riley 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.
Does Sanford Riley Hall housing have air conditioning?

Sanford Riley Hall does not have air conditioning in the building.  Residents are encouraged to bring fans for their space.  Personal air conditioners are not permitted.

Triple Room

RH triple 1
RH triple 2
RH triple 3
RH triple 4

Double Room

RH Double 1
RH Double 2
RH Double 3

Single Room

RH single 1
RH Single 3