Francis P. Gaines Hall

Location: Behind BDG Quad
Floors: 4
Coed: by hall with some halls coed by room
Room Types: Singles, Doubles and Triples
Residents:  265
Air Conditioning: Yes
Elevator: Yes
On-Site Laundry Room: Yes; by Floor

Gaines Hall is located between the BDG (Baker-Davis-Gilliam) Quad, Lenfest Center/Wilson Hall and the gym, at the corner of Nelson and Washington Streets.

Gaines Hall underwent renovations during the 2013-2014 academic year and was completed in the Spring of 2014. The renovated Gaines Hall provides for traditional single and double rooms in a series of alcoves/pods creating further opportunities for students to get acquainted.  Each hall has a resident adviser (RA) and peer counselor.

Each Bedroom Contains:

  • One twin XL (extra long) bed with a mattress per resident
  • One desk per resident
  • One desk chair per resident
  • One dresser per resident
  • One wardrobe per resident (or closet space)
  • Wireless internet
  • XFINITY On CampusTM is included with on-campus housing!  NOTE:  This streaming service is the only cable option provided in the First-Year residence halls.  There is NO coax cable-based service in either Graham-Lees or Gaines.

Coordinate with your roommate (if you have one) concerning a MicroFridge, stereo, game console, or anything else it might be better to share.

Laundry facilities are located on each hall of each floor of the building. The machines take quarters or you can put money on your student ID and swipe the card in the machines. Visit the Laundry Services webpage for more information.

There are a limited number of lofts available for bunking beds and University Facilities must handle assembly/disassembly.  If you want your bed(s) lofted or delofted, you can sign up with University Facilities on move-in day. You cannot reserve a lofting kit prior to your arrival on campus.

Communal bathrooms for men and women are located on each hall of each floor.  Each hall has a lounge space with a large screen television.  In addition to study rooms throughout the building, the Hartog Commons is an elegant room available for studying or gatherings.  A community kitchen is near Hartog Commons on the first floor.  A game room is available on the first floor with multiple large televisions, billiards, and foosball.  A basement bike room is available to students for bike storage during the academic year. 

Floor Plans
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Gaines Hall