First Year Buildings - Living Learning Communities
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McKean Hall sits on the edge of Lake Virginia and offers views of both the lake and the sand volleyball court located behind the building. One of the largest halls on campus with five floors, it features coeducational living with gender separated be wing. The end of each wing houses a pod-like living room that gives the students an opportunity to socialize outside of their rooms. The four pods closest to the lake and the second floor main lobby also include plasma televisions for student use and many pods include white boards to promote study sessions. There are two shower/restrooms available on each long wing and one shower/restroom located on the short wings. The fifth floor is currently used as an all-female living option. Each floor has its own trash area and all laundry facilities are on the first floor. McKean houses almost all of the RCC first year students and is known for late night volleyball games and hall cookouts.
Rex Beach Hall
Rex Beach, fully renovated in 2010, is an Arts Living Learning Community home to 50 students from a wide variety of interests, ranging from theatre and dance to film and painting. It is set up as a traditional building, with two floors of women and a floor of men. Rex Beach is an instant community because of its small size, with recreational hotspots and hangouts like the common room with a half kitchen and patio area. There is also a classroom flanking the building, which is available for use by students during the day and night.
Ward Hall was renovated during the summer of 2007. Ward is the first hall to feature a faculty-in-residence at Rollins. Ward also has the unique feature of having a classroom in the building; this means that for most students at least one of their classes takes place just a few feet from their room. Ward Hall’s traditional style layout of mostly double rooms and common bathrooms provides an instant community of life-long friends. Ward Hall has great community rooms including several study spaces, a common kitchen, and a balcony that looks out over beautiful Lake Virginia.
Elizabeth Hall sits on the edge of Lake Virginia and houses a generous mixture of students from second year to senior level students approaching graduation. Each floor has its own laundry room and halls are coeducational with separate male and female bathrooms. The second floor is the main entrance and opened in August of 2009 with a newly redesigned front porch, entry, kitchen and lobby areas. The lobby includes floor to ceiling windows, a pool table and a plasma television.
Holt Hall is a predominately upperclassmen building of 80 residents. Holt is a coeducational building of almost all single rooms. Double rooms are constructed as adjoining rooms with a privacy door separating the rooms. Renovated in 2011, Holt Hall boasts new exterior stucco, windows and a new Spanish tile roof. The basement contains a comfortable study and game area. Holt Hall is known as being one of the quietest buildings on campus, making it an ideal study area.
Sutton Apartments is an upper-class apartment building located on the edge of the Rollins College campus. There are three basic types of apartments in the Sutton Apartments: sixteen one bedroom/one bathroom for two students; limited two bedroom/two bathroom for three students; and two bedroom/two bathroom for four students (majority). All apartments are fully furnished and include all major appliances (stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher). Additionally, utilities, free laundry facilities, cable TV and Internet and campus network access will be included at no additional charge. Students living in Sutton Apartments are not required to participate in the College's meal plan; however, students have the option to purchase the full meal plan, a smaller voluntary meal plan, or to add money to their ‘TAR BUC$’ account. Students can also enjoy the outdoor, resident-only lagoon area constructed in 2011. Students who are on community probation must appeal to the Office of Residential Life to be considered for housing in Sutton Apartments.