Big Haus - First Year
Big Haus is one of three (3) residence halls that serve our freshmen living community, housing approximately 350 students; it is important to note that the A-wing houses upperclass and transfer students, while the remaining A/B-wing and B-wing house freshmen. Big Haus has mostly double style rooms with community style bathrooms – shared between 15-20 students; most bathrooms have 2 shower stalls, 2 toilet stalls and 3 sinks. Renovations are hoping to install 1 hand dryer per bathroom. Additionally, Big Haus has some singles, occasional designed triples and some suite-style rooms; most of these suites offer residents a private bathroom and/or a common area shared by all occupants of their suite.
Big Haus has begun a multi-year long renovation process. During the summer of 2016, the entire A-wing was renovated (new bathrooms, bedrooms painted, new furniture, heating, lighting, etc.). During the summer of 2017 the A/B-wing community bathrooms were renovated, and in the summer of 2018 A/B-wing section renovated the heating system and 9 suite bathrooms. In Summer 2019 the completion of renovations to the A/B-wing occurred. Future renovations of the B-wing are in the design phase for future summers.
Big Haus has several large lounges on the 1st floor of the building. Additionally, several small offices, group study, and social lounges that are well spread throughout the entire building for use by all residents.
Big Haus rooms are furnished with:
- One twin XL bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser per resident
- One lamp/light fixture per room
- One armoire/closet per resident
- Cable TV connection
- Wireless Internet
- Smoke/Heat Detectors
Typical Furniture Sizes:
- Approximate Desk Size - 42 inches Wide X 24 inches Deep X 31 inches High
- Approximate Dresser Size - 30 inches Wide X 20 inches Deep X 42 inches High
- Approximate Bed Size - 36 inches Wide X 84 inches Long; with adjustable height
- Approximate Closet Size: 48 inches Wide X 24 inches Deep
Take a virtual tour through some of the various room types located within the Big Haus residence hall! While all tour locations are not specifically within this residence hall, the room types below still apply to this and all first-year residence hall locations (Big Haus, Crossroads, and Farside).
Once you are inside the tour, you will see an information tag that will outline a floor plan with room specifications and sizes.
Support for Students:
Twelve (12) upper-class Resident Assistants (RA) live in the hall. They are specially selected and trained to provide programs and resources for first-year students living in the building. They are supervised by a professional Residence Coordinator (RC) to help students make the transition to Purchase College.
Typical Room Sizes:
- Singles are typically 8 feet Wide X 11 feet Long (with 1 closet)
- Doubles (corridor) are typically 11 feet Wide X 17 feet Long (with 2 closets)
- Doubles (suite) are typically 11 feet Wide X 15 feet Long (with 2 closets)
Check out the status of the laundry machines in your building and see how much time is left on your machines by viewing our Laundry Tracker. You can also enter your email to get alerts when your machine is ready and/or done.