Residence Halls

New students are housed in a double room with a roommate. Prior to your arrival, the Office of Residence Life, with the assistance of First Year Programs, will match you as closely as possible with a roommate whose lifestyle and interests are compatible with yours. To help us match you with a roommate, please complete the New Student Form by May 23 (Fall 2014) or Jan. 9 (Spring 2015). To ensure that the best match is made, be sure to put your own responses on this form — not your parents’ or friends’ preferences. Failure to return this form by the deadline will void any preferences and you will be assigned after all others.

You should complete the Roommate Request form if have a specific roommate preference. (Note: Both students must request each other by completing this form prior to the deadline of June 5, 2014.)

Each residence hall room has the following:

  •        1 single bed per resident
  •        1 desk per resident
  •        1 dresser per resident
  •        1 internet connection per resident
  •        Smoke detector and sprinkler system
  •        Heat and air conditioning

Sweet Briar beds are 7 inches off the ground (this information comes in handy for storage). The mattress is standard length (good to know when shopping for sheets!). It is recommended to wait until after you see your room to purchase a rug, bedspreads and curtains.

Desks generally measure:
36” Across x 19.5” Deep x 30” High

Dressers generally measure:
32.5” Across x 21” Deep

All residence halls have a television lounge and kitchen facilities that include a refrigerator, stove and microwave.

All residence halls, except Reid Hall, have an elevator.

Room sizes average 10' x 12' in size; there is also some variance among the halls. 

For rooms with built-ins, sometimes dimensions include the closet space, sometimes they don’t.

Portable refrigerators are permitted in your room if they do not exceed 4.5 cubic feet, 80 lbs. in total weight and don’t require more than 240 watts of electricity in normal operation. Separate microwave units are not allowed in your room. For your convenience, the college allows students to rent approved microfridge combo units from Melvin Corporation. Click here to rent online.

For more information on residence halls, click here.



Laundry facilities can be found in the following locations:

  •        Meta Glass Hall, lower level
  •        Dew Hall, lower level

  •        Next to The Den

All laundry facilities are free to Sweet Briar students, equipped to accept SweetCash and are also coin-operated (quarters only).

Is storage available?
No, the College does not offer storage space for students’ belongings. You will need to make arrangements to store your things on your own.

For more information, visit Residence Life.