Our Communities

First Year Halls


Our first-year communities are where many of our students meet life-long friends! From sand volleyball games behind McKean to relaxing times on the Ward balcony, students have many different ways of making the residence halls their new home away from home!

McKean Hall

  • Location: Lakeside near Campus Center
  • Capacity: 228
  • Room Types: 90 doubles, 15 singles, 8 triples
  • Building Features: Community-style bathrooms, elevator, beach volleyball, outdoor classroom, living room at the end of each hall, all female floor (placement upon request to rle@rollins.edu)
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, wardrobe, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Rex Beach Hall

  • Location: Along Holt Avenue between Cornell Fine Arts Museum and Tiedke Concert Hall
  • Capacity: 52
  • Room Types: 23 doubles, 3 singles
  • Building Features: Community-style bathrooms, outdoor patio and beach area, classroom, lounge, kitchenette
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Strong Hall 220

  • Location: Corner of French Avenue and Holt Avenue
  • Capacity: 18
  • Room Types: 9 doubles
  • Building Features: Suite-style bathrooms, elevator, lounge, kitchen
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Strong Hall 221

  • Location: Corner of French Avenue and Holt Avenue
  • Capacity: 19
  • Room Types: 9 doubles
  • Building Features: Suite-style bathrooms, elevator, lounge, kitchen
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Ward Hall

  • Location: Lakeside near Olin Library
  • Capacity: 193
  • Room Types: 87 doubles, 9 singles, 3 triples
  • Building Features: Community-style bathrooms, elevator, 2 lounges, classroom, balcony, kitchen
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Upperclass Halls


Elizabeth Hall

  • Location: Lakeside next to Ward Hall
  • Capacity: 164
  • Room Types: 61 doubles, 3 singles, 9 triples
  • Building Features: Community-style bathrooms, elevator, 2 lounges, kitchen
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, wardrobe, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Holt Hall

  • Location: Along Fairbanks near the Alfond Gym
  • Capacity: 79
  • Room Types: 17 doubles, 42 singles
  • Building Features: Community-style bathrooms, elevator, basement lounge
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, wardrobe, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Strong Hall 219

  • Location: On the corner of Holt Avenue and French Avenue
  • Capacity: 56
  • Room Types: 22 doubles, 9 singles
  • Building Features: Suite-style bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, study rooms
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Sutton Place Apartments

  • Location: Along Fairbanks Avenue near Dinky Dock Park
  • Capacity: 271
  • Room Types: 56 four-person apartments, 15 two-person apartments, 3 three-person apartments
  • Building Features: Private bathrooms, elevator, lounge, private lakeside pool
  • Furnishings
    • Apartment common area: Dining room table and 4 chairs, leather couch, leather chair, coffee table, end table
    • Bedrooms: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Houses - Residential Organizations

Corrin Hall

  • Organization: Chi Omega
  • Location: Along French Avenue near Elizabeth Hall circle
  • Capacity: 28
  • Room Types: 12 doubles, 4 singles
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Cross Hall

  • Organization: Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Location: Along Holt Avenue across from Hauck Hall
  • Capacity: 22
  • Room Types: 2 doubles, 17 singles
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet/wardrobe, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Fox Hall

  • Organization: Kappa Delta
  • Location: Between Tiedke Tennis Complex and Corrin Hall
  • Capacity: 24
  • Room Types: 1 double, 18 singles
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Gale Hall

  • Organization: X-Club
  • Location: Along the Green
  • Capacity: 17
  • Room Types: 5 doubles, 6 singles
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet/wardrobe, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Hooker Hall

  • Organization: Chi Psi
  • Location: Along Holt Avenue across from Keene Music Building
  • Capacity: 32
  • Room Types: 5 doubles, 21 singles
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Lyman Hall

  • Organization: Delta Zeta
  • Location: Along Holt Avenue across from the Knowles Chapel
  • Capacity: 29
  • Room Types: 3 doubles, 22 singles
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet/wardrobe, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Mayflower Hall

  • Organization: Non Compis Mentis
  • Location: Along Holt Avenue across from Hauck Parking Lot
  • Capacity: 21
  • Room Types: 16 singles, 2 doubles
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Pinehurst Cottage

  • Organization: Pinehurst Organization
  • Location: Along the Green
  • Capacity: 20
  • Room Types: 19 singles
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Pugsley Hall

  • Organization: Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Location: Along Holt Avenue near Park Avenue campus entrance
  • Capacity: 21
  • Room Types: 4 doubles, 12 singles
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, wardrobe, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Rollins Hall

  • Organization: Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Location: Along Holt across from Tiedke Concert Hall
  • Capacity: 22
  • Room Types: 3 doubles, 15 singles
  • Furnishings: Extra-long twin bed, closet, dresser, desk, desk chair and window blinds

Living Learning Communities

One of the greatest challenges facing new college students is becoming part of a new community while also accepting all the responsibilities of independence that come their way. Living Learning Communities (LLCs) increase the academic, social and residential connection among first-year students while fostering independence within a supportive academic residential community.

All first-year students take an RCC course, which is an academic seminar that includes added attention to integrating and engaging first-year learning through peer mentorship and campus exploration. In addition to the RCC course, Living Learning Community students will live together in the same residence hall, meet together in that hall to share reading, assignments, presentations, discussions, and other academic programming designed by their faculty and peer educators. Some will have classes just down the hall from their room, or be neighbors to our faculty in residence, Professor Rachel Simmons, in Ward Hall. The other first-year residential halls are McKean, Strong 220 and 221 and Rex Beach.

The Living Learning Communities events introduce a common theme to the residential programming, promoting critical thinking and practical problem-solving. We want our students to be thinking about their lives in a greater context, imagining the future. What will the world around them look like?  In 5, 10, or 25 years?  What will be our greatest challenges?  Our most exciting innovations?

… How will their college education prepare them for this future?

The nature of the college experience is changing with the student’s expectations about what they will be able to do with their degrees.  They are not enrolled in college just to gain disciplinary knowledge; they are here to build an essential set of flexible, adaptable skills that will carry them through a lifetime of changes.  By framing the discussion around a broad theme like “Imagining the Future” which encourages discussion around personal and social responsibility, LLC activities could remain diverse, dynamic and fun, while living under a central umbrella.


Follow the links below for important information regarding LLCs:

Purpose and Goals
Frequently Asked Questions

Office of Residential Life & Explorations
Rollins College - McKean Hall
1000 Holt Ave. – Mailbox 2737
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2649
rle@rollins.edu