Living in the heart of it all

Living on campus is a popular part of the American college experience. You'll feel integrated into the campus community and meet new friends, as well as being close to all of the amenities.

Marshall University's 10 residence halls are designed to enhance your campus living experience and make Marshall your home away from home. Your accommodation here is much more than just a room to keep your things — it's a place where you can study, learn, meet new people and enjoy fun activities.

Types of accommodation

First Year Residence Halls

The First Year Residence Halls are designated for freshman students only. These 4-story buildings offer double-occupancy rooms where you share a room and private bathroom with one roommate. Each room has hookups for cable television and high-speed internet. You have access to a kitchenette to prepare meals or snacks and visit the study lounges throughout the building to meet friends for a study session. Each building also has a recreation lounge, classroom, theater room and laundry facilities. The front desk is staffed 24 hours per day, so there is someone always available to help.

Twin Towers

Twin Towers are two 15-story residence halls that offer both single and double-occupancy rooms meaning you can live alone or with a roommate. Each room has cable television and high-speed internet hook-ups. Bathrooms, laundry facilities and a microwave are located on each floor. On the first floor, there's a full kitchen and study lounge/computer lab. There's even a recreation center with televisions, a pool table and table tennis. Twin Towers also house Marshall’s newest dining facility, Towers Marketplace, so you can enjoy a meal without having to leave the building! The front desk is staffed 24 hours per day and an ID card is required for entry to the building to ensure your safety.

The Commons

The Commons (Gibson, Wellman, Willis and Haymaker Halls) are suite-style residence halls that offer a variety of layouts to best suit your needs. Choose from a 4-person single bedroom suite, a 4-person double bedroom suite or an 8-person double bedroom suite. Depending which layout you choose, you will either have a private bedroom or share a bedroom with a roommate. Each suite offers a living room area and private bathroom to be shared among the suite-mates as well as hookups for cable television and high-speed internet. Laundry facilities, recreation areas and study lounges are located on the first floor of each building. There is also a kitchen on the first floor of each building where you can prepare your own meals and share recipes with friends. The front desk is staffed 24-hours-per-day and an ID card is required for entry to the building to ensure your students’ safety.

Advantages of living on-campus 

When you live in one of the residence halls, you are provided with a variety of resources and a support beyond the classroom. Residence hall staff are available any time of day to provide guidance, both personally and academically. 

Students who live on campus typically have a higher grade point average than those who do not. You'll form valuable connections when you participate in your residence hall community. Plus, we host educational and social activities to help you connect with your neighbors.

Living in a residence hall also provides a diverse, multicultural community. We try to pair INTO Marshall students with American roommates so you can share your cultures with one another while also gaining extra English language practice.

You can choose between a single or double room. Once housing assignments are made, we will email your housing confirmation and assigned building. Room numbers will not be available until you arrive.

Many housing options are available to Graduate Pathway and General English students not living in campus housing. For more information, email: [email protected]

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