Dakin Hall is a traditional, single-sex room by neighbor building offering single and double style rooms.
Although Dakin Hall is a traditional, single-sex room by neighbor residence hall, the University also allows students to choose optional gender-inclusive placements in Dakin Hall.
Because restrooms are community-style, during the first floor meeting an anonymous vote occurs where students can voice their thoughts on restroom designations. If a resident would like restrooms to be gender-specific, then restrooms are designated as such for the floor.
Residing in this building is a professional staff member (called a Graduate Area Coordinator) who assists in the development of communal living. This staff person is responsible for enhancing residents’ college experience by assisting in promoting programs within the hall.
Programs designed by the six Community Assistants in the hall promote the development of both academic and social skills. A Community Assistant is an upper class UMF student who assists in building community within their areas, as well as help residents get involved in the campus community through various programming initiatives.
The floors in Dakin are distinct by number, floor from ground level up. The beds are not bunked; however, if upon moving in all roommates want the beds bunked, University staff will assist. Please note that the All-Access Meal Plan is required for all First-Year Students.
Within the building:
- Co-ed hall
- 148 occupants
- Traditional, single-sex rooms by neighbor
- Optional gender-inclusive placements
- Restrooms are community-style
- Connected by an east-west portico to Lockwood Hall
- Wheelchair accessible
- Kitchen and laundry for building located in basement
- 6 Community Assistants
Within each room:
- One cable hookup
- Two Ethernet
- Wireless access
- University provided MICROCHILL Fridge/Freezer/Microwave Combination Unit
- Two windows, 38″ x 54″
- Space under beds, approximately 10″ at lowest to 27″ at highest
- Average furniture includes: two beds, two dressers, two closets, two desk and chairs
- Average single room, approximately 9.3′ wide by 16′ deep
- Average double room, approximately 12′ wide by 16.7′ deep
What to Bring
We understand deciding what to bring to college can be stressful. To help you with this, see our Suggested Packing List web page.
For more information on campus housing, please contact us.
Assistant Director of Housing and Academic Success