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You can expect that every room, regardless of residence hall, will be furnished with a bed, desk, desk chair, closet or wardrobe, and a chest of drawers.  Each room has Wi-Fi access. Make sure to read our rules and recommendations for what to bring (and what not to bring).

Decorating
We want you to feel at home while living in the residence hall so feel free to decorate your room! We simply ask that you follow the guidelines set out below:

  • Drillings holes in the wall of a residence hall room is prohibited. Instead, we recommend using 3M Command Strips or a similar product. Posters, pictures, and other decorative objects may be attached to interior surfaces of the rooms with the understanding that the resident will be held financially responsible for any resulting damages.
  • All furniture assigned to a room upon check-in must remain in the room and cannot be stored in any other location.  Before purchasing additional furniture, consult with your roommate.
  • Residents cannot bring in mattresses due to fire code. Mattress toppers or mattress pads are acceptable.

our residence life facilities

Opened in September of 1956, this 41,560 square-foot residence hall has one apartment for the Residence Life Coordinator, a guest apartment, recreation rooms, study rooms, and a laundry room. Alumni Hall was renovated in 2002 and a new parking lot was added in 2021. It currently accommodates 182 students.

Alumni Hall is located at 2034 Branner Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760

The apartment-style residence hall was built in 2001 and is located behind the Tarr Music Center. This 19,250 square-foot residential area is known as Appalachian Commons and consists of two separate apartment complexes for men (LeConte) and women (Greenbrier). Greenbrier and LeConte are home to 60 upper-class men and women, respectively, who are housed in two-person and four-person apartments. The apartments are fully furnished and provide residents with a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Each resident in Appalachian Commons has a private bedroom that is equipped with phone, cable, and computer connections. In addition, there are coin-operated laundry facilities available in the building between Greenbrier and LeConte, which also houses the Appalachian Commons Residence Life Coordinator.

2-Person Apartment Layout
4-Person Apartment Layout

Appalachian Commons is located at 734 Ken Sparks Way, Jefferson City, TN 37760

Located across the street from First Baptist Church, this 63,693 square-foot building was named for former college president Dr. J. M. Burnett. The building accommodates 288 students. It has an apartment for the Residence Life Coordinator, a guest room, study rooms, a prayer room, a recreation room, a kitchen, and a laundry room. The parlor is named for the late Mrs. A. J. Foster in recognition of a substantial gift toward the erection of the building.

Burnett Hall is located at 1607 Russell Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760

The central unit of this residence hall was opened in 1954, with additional wings added in 1958. It served for many years as a women’s residence hall before converting the first floor into the new home for Enrollment Management and Admissions. The second floor of the North, South and East wings house the IT and Communications & Marketing departments. The entire West wing (added in 1968) comprises 73,802 square feet and serves as a housing facility for male students. Rooms are generally 12×16. First floor rooms are single rooms with one set of movable furniture. Second and third floor rooms have two sets of built-in furniture. The second and third floor of Butler have twin size beds as opposed to the twin xl found in all other residence halls.

Butler Hall is located at 1645 Russell Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760

Built in 1964 and formerly called New Men’s Hall, this 100,078 square-foot building was renamed Heritage Hall in the fall of 2001. It accommodates 450 students and is the primary residence dorm for male students on campus.

Heritage Hall is located at 821 N. College St., Jefferson City, TN 37760

Built in 1904, Sarah Swann Hall is the oldest building on campus and houses sophomore, junior and senior females. Swann Hall is of Georgian architecture with Corinthian columns, inviting porches, a fireplace, formal parlors, a wooden staircase and dining room.

Swann Hall is located at 1637 Russell Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760.

packing guide

Be sure to talk with your roommate before packing some of the items listed. We highly recommend you and your roommate share one refrigerator, microwave and television. You can communicate with your roommate using the C-N Housing Portal!