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Briar Cliff University has four residence halls housing around 580 students. Each hall is staffed by a Residence Hall Director or Assistant Residence Hall Director and Resident Assistants.

Alverno Hall houses men and women, a mix of first-year and upper-class students. Each room in Alverno is home to two resident students and furnished with built-in dressers and two built-in closets. Beds and desks are available to students requesting them.*  Each floor in Alverno has its own laundry, kitchenette, computer lab, and study lounge. Each of Averno's four floors is divided into two wings. One Resident Assistant (RA) lives on each wing.  In addition, Alverno Hall is home to the MAD (Music Arts and Drama) House.  This is a community built around students interested in the fine arts and students must request to be placed there.  Also, Alverno has a leadership community which is home to first-year students who wish to be engaged in extracurricular activities which provide them with more opportunities to grow as individuals and leaders.  Alverno Hall is also one of two halls on campus designated as dry.

Baxter-DiGiovanni Hall houses men and women in a suite style dorm.  Housing selection is done based on a point system which takes into account a student's class standing, GPA, years lived on campus, previous years lived in the hall, and judicial background.  Each suite in Baxter-DiGiovanni is home to four resident students and has two bedrooms, a living room, and a bathroom. Each bedroom contains two bunkable beds, two wardrobes, a desk with chair and dresser. The living room is furnished with an additional built-in closet and countertop, two desks with chairs, a couch, a chair and an end table. Two Resident Assistants (RA's) live in Baxter on second and fourth floors. Baxter-DiGiovanni has its own laundry, kitchenette, lounge and computer lab. All furniture in Baxter is included with the room. There is no option to remove it; with the exception of couches provided the residents ask for and receive permission from their hall director.

Noonan Hall is home to men and women. Most rooms in Noonan are home to two resident students. Each room is furnished with two closets most of which are built in. Two dressers and two desks are provided in each room without the option of being removed, while beds and desk chairs are available to students requesting them.*  Some singles and small two-room suites are available to students who apply.  Selection for these rooms is done on a point system. Each two-room suite consists of two small single rooms furnished with a built-in desk and closet in each room. A dresser is provided in each single without the option of being removed while a bed and desk chair are available upon request. Each floor has its own computer lab, lounge, kitchenette and laundry. Two Resident Assistants (RA's) live on each floor with the exception of second floor which has one RA and is home to an assistant Hall Director.

Toller Hall houses first-year men and women.  Each room in Toller is home to two resident students and furnished with built-in dressers and two built-in closets.  Two desks are provided in each room and cannot be removed while beds and desk chairs are available to students requesting them.*  Each floor in Toller has its own laundry room and study lounge. Two Resident Assistant (RA) lives on each floor.**  Toller Hall is also one of two halls on campus designated as dry.

*Requesting furniture: During housing sign-up, returning students will fill out a furniture request card to indicate what furniture they would like placed in their room. New students will fill out a furniture request card either via mail or at summer registration.  The deadline to turn in your furniture request card is August 1st. 

**First floor only has 1 RA.

Lofts are available for rental for the academic year.  The cost is $129.  Lofts are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  All lofts used by first-year and second-year students must be rented through BCU.