The Road Halls are a group of residence halls located along Grapevine Road, which comprise a close-knit community. Living in the Road Halls is a unique experience as students have the opportunity to live in a house on campus.The road halls—Gedney, MacInnis, Rider, and Dexter—are the halls closest to the Bennett Athletic and Recreation Center. Gedney Hall is made up of double and triple rooms, with a shared kitchen and lounge area creating an intimate living atmosphere. MacInnis, an all-female hall, is the smallest house and truly epitomizes the “home” feel of living in smaller housing. Rider, an all-male hall, is the first building visible to those entering campus and is known for its authentic community. Dexter is home of the Elijah Project, a multidimensional honors program that facilitates reflection and discernment regarding vocation as a response to the needs of the world and the call of God.
Katie Breitigan, Ferrin and Road Hall RD
"I love that as an RD I have the opportunity to serve and live alongside students as they journey through the process of becoming more independent and having to make major life decisions about their faith, their vocation, their social commitments and so on."
Here's what one student had to say about living in Gedney:
"We have regular Saturday movie/game nights at which our RAs make brownies or cookies for everyone! At the beginning of the year, we had a whole day of competitive games outside in order to get to know people in the dorm better. We had a special Valentine's Day event where the guys cooked dinner and the girls made desserts. There is always something to do in Gedney!"
Here's what one student had to say about living in MacInnis:
"Making the move to MacInnis was one of the best decisions I ever made. If you are someone like me, who wants to really get out and meet people, this could be a great place for you. The feeling in the building is homey, fun, relaxing, and exciting! The people in the building are wonderful, and the chances to build community and make friends are endless. It's close to the Bennett Center as well, which is something that I love, and is within perfect walking or riding distance (for all of you long-boarders, bikers, or skateboarders) to the buildings around campus. The rooms aren't too big or too small, but just right for two people to live in. When it comes to housing options, it's MacInnis for the win."
Here's what one student had to say about living in Rider:
"Rider Hall is one of the smallest dorms on campus but it's packed with a lot of fun and adventure. The Road Halls are kind of their own community on campus, are a great place to start out as a first-year student. We participate in a lot of Rec-IM sports because we are extremely close to the gym. Rider is unique because it is the only all-male dorm on campus—but our sister dorm (MacInnis) is not too far away."