Dorm Life

Carlow University is home to two residence halls: Frances Warde Hall and Dougherty Hall. They are adjacent to each other, and the buildings are in a central location on campus. All students are assigned double rooms that have two regular twin-size beds.

For planning your living arrangements, the Office of Campus Life put together a helpful list of What To Bring. Be sure to also review the list of prohibited items at the end of the list.

Frances Warde Hall Exterior

Frances Warde Hall

First-year students live on two floors of Frances Warde and Dougherty. A 24-hour dispatch center is on the 3rd floor.     

Dougherty Hall

Dougherty Hall

Dougherty Hall is home to the majority of students who live on campus.     

Inside a Dorm Room

Inside a Room

The styles may vary by floor, but all of the rooms are doubles with two twin-size beds.      

Room Features

The rooms are about 12x16 ft and may vary in style based on their position within the building. 

Each room offers the following features:

  • wall-to-wall carpeting
  • 2 beds with regular twin mattresses
  • 2 desks with chairs
  • 2 chests of drawers
  • 2 roomy closets
  • 2 Ethernet ports for internet access
  • 1 cable TV port
  • 1 micro-fridge
  • 1 window air-conditioner unit
Shared Dorm Amenities

Each floor of the residence halls features a common lounge area where students can relax quietly or meet up with other students. The lounges offer furniture and a television. Each floor also has kitchen facilities where students can prepare small meals or a snack.

The Third Floor Student Lounge is a special place in Frances Warde Hall with comfy couches, a fireplace with wrap-around seating, and a big-screen TV. This room is an entertainment center on campus that houses a pool table and table tennis and offers plenty of open space where students can get together and unwind. 


Where To Live

The residence halls are organized in themes by floor.

1st Floor:  Extended Quiet Hours (8:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.)

2nd Floor:  Global Living and Learning Community (New!)

4th Floor:  Upperclassmen co-ed floor (men and women welcome)

5th Floor:  First-year students

6th Floor:  First-year students

7th Floor:  Upperclassmen women

8th Floor:  Upperclassmen women

9th Floor:  Upperclassmen women

10th Floor:  First-year and upperclassmen men


Residential Advisors

The residence halls are staffed by a director and assistant director of campus life, two live-in graduate resident directors, and resident advisors (RAs).

RAs live with the students on their respective floor sections. They help to manage the residence hall, communicate important information to residents on the floors, advise and refer students with personal problems, encourage the development of maturity by their own behavior, help students adjust to a group-living environment, and maintain an atmosphere conducive to academic pursuit.



Housing Process

Get A Room

Just follow the steps of the housing process. 

What To Bring

Your List

Know what to bring with you, both for style and function.