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Ornelas Residence Hall

Dorm Information

Centrally located on the campus and overlooking Harvey Lake, the five-story Ornelas Residence Hall offers students convenience and safety. Staff is available 24 hours a day and each resident has card access locks to their suite. The student study library is located on the first floor, along with a theatre/common room with a capacity of 30 people. A printing station and copier is also available for use in the first floor lobby. A full-time residence coordinator lives on the site along with a head resident assistant and a staff of eight student resident assistants are available to assist with any issues that may arise. All utilities are included in the rent except local phone service. Utilities include electricity, water, garbage, internet access, and basic/expanded cable. WiFi is available throughout the building to all residents. Coin or P2 card operated laundry room on the first floor with 10 washers and dryers.

Parking Information

Residents must park in lots 15, 17 or 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. On nights and weekends, residents are allowed to drive to class or to other buildings. Visitor's parking is always off limits.

Ornelas Hall Amenities

There are two styles of suites available:

  • Double Occupancy rooms measure 12’11” x 25’. 
    • Two twin beds with extra long mattresses(36" x 80"), two dressers, two desks and chairs, two book shelves, and two night stands.
    • Each resident gets a closet and and shares a bathroom
  • Triple Occupancy suites have three private bedrooms that measure 10’ x 13’.
    • Each bedroom is furnished with a twin bed with an extra long mattress (36” x 80”), a dresser, a desk and chair, a book shelf, and a night stand.
    • Each bedroom has a closet along with a built in bookshelf
    • The suite has a bathroom that the three residents share along with a living area
    • The living area is furnished with a sofa, end table, chair, and an ottoman.

2013-2014 Rates

Double Occupancy: $2839.50/semester/person

Triple Occupancy: $3176.50/semester/person*

*All of the triple occupancy suites are full for Fall 2013


Floor Plans:

Triple occupancy suite:

 This image shows the layout of a three bedroom suite in Ornelas Hall.

Double occupancy room:

This image shows the layout of a double occupancy room in Ornelas Hall.

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