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Housing Guide: First-Year Housing

Boss House
Location: On Margaret Morrison Street, next to McGill House
Styles of housing: Prime singles and prime doubles
Size: 71 residents
Room retention: No (first-years only)
Kitchens: One on the first floor
Lounges: One per floor, and one main lounge on the first floor with a study lounge
Other amenities: The building has laundry facilities in the basement, adjacent to the television lounge.

Donner House
Location: On Margaret Morrison Street, across from Boss and McGill houses
Styles of housing: Standard singles, standard doubles, and standard triples in coed wings that each share a bathroom
Size: 239 residents
Room retention: No (first-years only)
Kitchens: One in the basement
Lounges: TV lounge, study lounge, and recreation area
Other amenities: Lounges include music practice rooms and pool tables; laundry facilities include both washers and dryers.

Hamerschlag House
Location: On Margaret Morrison Street, behind Boss and McGill houses
Styles of housing: Standard singles, standard doubles, and prime singles
Size: 167 residents (all male)
Room retention: No (first-years only)
Kitchens: One adjacent to recreation areas
Lounges: Recreation room
Other amenities: The building has a spacious TV and recreation lounge; laundry facilities include both washers and dryers.

Morewood E Tower
Location: On the corner of Forbes and Morewood avenues, in front of Morewood Gardens
Styles of housing: Standard singles, standard doubles, and prime triples
Size: 209 residents
Room retention: No (first-years only)
Kitchens: One adjacent to recreation areas
Lounges: Each of the seven floors have their own lounges
Other amenities: The building has lounges and laundry facilities on each floor.
E Tower also contains Housing and Dining Services and Health Services.

Mudge House
Location: On the corner of Fifth and Morewood avenues
Styles of housing: Prime singles, prime doubles, prime triples, prime quads, standard singles, standard doubles, and standard triples; one five-person apartment is available for special- interest housing groups
Size: 308 residents
Room retention: No (first-years only)
Kitchens: One in C Tower’s basement and one in A Tower’s basement
Lounges: First floor contains a lounge, a study area, and a television room
Other amenities: Mudge House is a mansion originally built for the Mudge family of Pittsburgh. After its donation to the university, it was converted into a student housing location.

Residence on Fifth
Location: 4700 Fifth Ave.
Styles of housing: Prime doubles and prime triples
Size: 150 residents
Room retention: No (first-years only)
Kitchens: One on the first floor
Lounges: Several lounges, including a piano lounge, exercise room, and club room
Other amenities: The Residence on Fifth has year-round heating and
air conditioning. Most students are currently living in triple rooms.

Scobell House
Location: On Margaret Morrison Street, in front of Welch and Henderson
houses
Styles of housing: Standard singles, standard doubles, and prime singles
Size: 88 residents (all male)
Room retention: No (first-years only)
Kitchens: One, on A level
Lounges: One on each floor, plus a large lounge on A level
Other amenities: Scobell House has laundry facilities on the ground floor.

Stever House
Location: On Morewood Avenue, adjacent to Mudge House
Styles of housing: Standard doubles
Size: 254 residents
Room retention: No (first-years only)
Kitchens: A kitchen and private dining room on the first floor
Lounges: One lounge and one study room on each floor, plus several larger reading rooms and a recreation area on the first floor
Other amenities: Stever House is a LEED-certified building, designed and constructed to reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment. It also has air conditioning.