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Traditional Residence Halls


Exterior of Buchanan residence hall

Constructed in the 1960’s, Buchanan today is a mixed-class year residence halls. Buchanan contains rooms in the “S” shape and accommodates two, three, or four students. Buchanan is home to approximate 40 students and also has various lounge spaces, laundry, and kitchen facilities. This building is located on the west side of campus between the HUB and the Kline Center.


Buchanan Room Dimensions

Buchanan Room Photos

Buchanan 360 Room Tour


Walls: Cinderblock or drywall

Floors: Carpeted hallways; vinyl tile/sheet vinyl in bedrooms

Furniture: Each student will have a bunkable bed that can be adjusted for height, a dresser, a desk and desk chair, and a bookcase. Closets are built in and not movable. Soft seating is available in building lounges.

AC: Central

Kitchen Facilities: Common kitchen, including sink, refrigerator/freezer, & stove/oven.

Community Bathroom Information:  Ground Floor (Two community baths:  one gender inclusive, one female), First Floor (Two community baths:  one gender inclusive, one male), Second Floor (Two community baths:  one gender inclusive, one female)

Community Bathroom Cleaning: Bathrooms cleaned daily; Showers cleaned weekly.  

Laundry Facilties:  Located on the first and second floor

Style of Rooms:  2 single rooms, 20 double rooms


This building is named for James Buchanan, an alumni and an important participant in issues which led to the Civil War as the 15th president. Buchanan threw the full prestige of his administration behind congressional approval of the Lecompton Constitution in Kansas, which served to counter the anti-slavery Topeka Constitution.