Fort Awesome, also known as “The Fort” is one of three (3) residence halls that serve our upper-class residence hall community, housing approximately 315 upper-class residents. Most rooms are doubles with a private bathroom; there are approximately twelve (12) designed triples that may be available.
Student housing is located on the second, third and fourth floors – each floor having a garbage room, and lounges located near the middle of the building. The first floor houses the MORE Store, Starbucks, the Wellness Center, the Multicultural Center, as well as classroom space. Fort Awesome is serviced by 2 elevators off of the main lobby entrance area.
Athletic Housing is provided in Fort Awesome. This housing is for new or continuing students who participate in any of the recognized athletic teams on campus. The Office of Community Engagement works closely with Athletics to provide housing that meets the needs of all athletes. Athletes can often stay while their team is in season during Thanksgiving break, winter break, and spring break, and offers team members the opportunity to experience campus life together.
All rooms are furnished with:
- One twin XL bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser per resident
- One lamp/light fixture per room
- One armoire per resident
- Cable TV connection
- Wireless Internet
- Smoke/Heat Detectors
- Heat and AC units that are controlled by building.
Support for Students:
While six (6) upper-class Resident Assistants (RA) live in Fort Awesome, the staff of both Fort Awesome & Outback (aka FortBack) work to support students under the direction of one (1) Residence Coordinator (RC) to help students continue to grow while at Purchase College.
Typical Room Size:
- Doubles are typically 14 feet Wide X 11 feet Long
- Triples are typically 18 feet Wide X 18 feet Long
- Bathroom is typically 5.5 feet Wide X 6.5 feet Long
Typical Furniture Size:
- 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 Armoire Size: 36 inches Wide X 24 inches Deep
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.
Take a virtual tour through a room within Fort Awesome! While there may be some subtle differences within different rooms in the building, the tour will take you through standard two-person and three-person rooms.
Once you are inside the tour, you will see an information tag that will outline a floor plan with room specifications and sizes.