The Olde is one of three Apartment Complexes at Purchase. It houses approximately 420 upperclass students.
The Olde offers two types of apartment configurations:
- Four person quad apartments with two single bedrooms and a double bedroom, full bath, living room/dining area and kitchen.
- Eight person duplex apartments which have two single bedrooms and three double bedrooms, two full baths, living room/dining area and kitchen.
All apartments are furnished with:
- Dining table and chairs
- Living room furniture (couches and/or chairs and a coffee table)
- Refrigerator, stove/oven
- One twin XL bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser per resident
- One lamp/light fixture per room
- Wireless Internet/Cable TV connection/Ethernet Connection
- Fire Extinguisher
- Smoke and Heat Detectors
All apartments in the Olde do not have:
- Fire Sprinklers
- Air Conditioning
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
While seven upper-class Resident Assistants (RAs) live in the community, residents are supported by the apartment Residence Coordinators (RCs) and RAs through The Olde Community Center, located at the base of The Olde, at the intersection of G and J streets.
Residents who live in The Olde are not required to enroll in a meal plan, but are encouraged to review the special apartment meal plan options available to them.
Typical Room Sizes:
- Single bedroom is approximately 8 feet Wide X 10 feet Long (with 1 closet - 4.5 feet Wide X 2.5 feet Deep)
- Double bedroom is approximately 11 feet Wide X 15.5 feet Long (with 1 closet - 8 feet Wide X 2.5 feet Deep)
- Quad living room is approximately 16 feet Wide X 11 feet Long
- Quad kitchen is approximately 7.5 feet Wide X 8.5 feet Long
- Duplex living room is approximately 12.5 feet Wide X 11 feet Long
- Duplex kitchen is approximately 7.5 feet Wide X 8.5 feet Long
Special Housing Options for Continuing Students in the Olde
The Olde is host to the Cultural Immersion Housing. Cultural Immersion Housing is for international and domestic students who want to live together and focus on a cultural exchange and programming around the same theme. This is located on J-street in the Olde apartments and a dedicated Resident Assistant is assigned to this community. You must currently live on campus to apply. Applications are accepted every spring as a part of the Room Selection process.
If you are interested in Cultural Immersion Housing, please lookout for emails and an application in March 2017!
Gender Inclusive Housing provides students the opportunity to occupy a safe space housing option that does not require all room/apartment-mates to be of the same legal sex. Students applying for gender inclusive housing will apply in groups in order to fill a designated room, apartment, or suite. All students in the group must individually meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the specific area in which you are applying to live. If this area is located with the apartment communities, then all members of the group must either have 36 completed credits OR be 21 years of age at the time of application. As a new endeavor, we will be designating a day solely for gender inclusive housing in order to give more students the opportunity to select this housing. Information and details regarding housing selection will be sent to all student prior to the March start date. You will still be able to select gender neutral housing throughout the entire selection process as long as there is still availability. Please note that students in gender inclusive areas that are not filled (rooms, apartments, etc) will be consolidated in order to open more space for students who may not elect to live in this housing community. While you do not have to select with a group, it is encouraged to apply with a roommate group to avoid being moved to another area.