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Sanford Riley Hall

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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who lives in Sanford Riley Hall?
    • This is a first year student building.
    • Innovations Residential Community students.
  • How many student staff members are in the building?

    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 the building?
    • 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?

    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?
    • 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.
    • Sanford Riley wardrobes have a shelf, hanging bar for clothes, and a door.
    • Common rooms are outfitted with soft seating (for example – couches, chairs, etc.).
    • Internet access/cable
  • Can beds be de-lofted?
    • 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 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.

Sanford Riley Hall - Single

Sanford Riley Hall - Single

Sanford Riley Hall - Double

Sanford Riley Hall - Double

Sandford Riley Hall side view
Students studying in the room
Students hanging out in the common room
Sanford Riley Hall front view
Students chatting
Students hanging out in the room
Students talking in the room
Room view
Students talking in the common room
Students studying in the room
Students talking in the double room of Sanford Riley Hall
Students in the laundry room

Double Style

View of entrance of room and desk.
View of entrance and closets in room.
Closet and desk view of room.
Bed setup.
Window view of room.
Corner angle view of room.
Corner angle view of room.

Single Style

Central view of room.
Dresser and closet view.
Entrance and closet view of room.
Corner angle view of room.
Central view of room.
Corner angle view of room.
Corner angle view of room from closet.
Bed setup view.

Room Style 1

View from bed.
View of bed setup.
View of bed setup
View of bed setup.
View of desk and bed setup.
View of bed setup.
View of closet setup.
View of closet and bed setup.
Corner angle view of room.
Corner angle view of room.
View from entrance of room.

Room Style 2

Central view of room.
Desk setup in room.
Corner angle view of entrance and closet in room.
View of entrance to room.
Corner view of entrance and desk.
View of desk setup in room.
Central view of room facing room entrance.
View from entrance to room.
Bunked bed setup.
Bunked bed setup and dresser.
Bunked bed setup.
Bunked bed setup.
Bunked bed setup and entrance to room.
Bunked bed setup and entrance to room.
View of entrance to bunked bed room.
View of entrance to bunked bed room.