Farside is a First Year Experience (FYE) residence hall. It houses approximately 250 first year students and approximately 20 upperclass students. Farside offers suite-style living (2, 3, or 4 bedrooms sharing a bathroom and common area) and traditional double and triple rooms sharing a hallway bathroom, as well as single bedrooms for upperclass students.
In addition to providing First Year Experience (FYE) programming for all residents, Farside is home to five First Year Learning Communities, in which students take a block of classes together and live on the same hallway during their first semester. Farside has 10 FYE Resident Assistants who are specially selected upperclass students trained to meet the needs of first year students, and a Residence Coordinator who is a live-in professional staff member.