First-Year Area Residence Halls
Forest is one of the largest buildings on campus, but what makes it so special is that it houses a majority of our first-year students. Upon entering this all-freshmen hall, you can easily sense the energy and liveliness happening all around. Residents living here are placed in single, double, triple, or quad rooms. There is also a lounge on the first floor, which students often use to study, watch movies, and socialize with their peers.
Park Manor Central
Under Construction for the 2015-16 Academic Year
Park Manor Central is located on the “quad” and houses a mix of first-year and upperclass students. This hall is one of the larger halls on campus and residents enjoy it for its convenient location and easy access to Reynolds, Horn Library, and Trim Dining Hall. Residents living here are placed in double or triple rooms. In this building, two rooms are grouped together and share a bathroom. There is a large lounge and kitchen on the first floor that residents may use to study, cook hot meals, and hang out with friends. In the basement of Central, many campus resources can be found including the College’s Radio Station, Babson Free Press, and Roger’s Pub.
Park Manor West
Park Manor West is the newest addition to the quad , opened in January of 2015. Residents living here are placed in double rooms with shared bathrooms on each floor. The building houses three floors of first-year students and contains numerous lounges on each floor, as well as a large communal kitchen and laundry room.
Park Manor North
Park Manor North is located on the “quad” and houses three floors of first-year students. Residents living here are placed in single, double, triple, or quad rooms. There is a large lounge in the basement, which residents use for study groups and meeting space. There is also a kitchen in the basement that students use for cooking. Students also have a volleyball net and basketball court right outside this hall that makes it easy to get some fun exercise with neighbors and friends.
Park Manor South
Newly refurbished, Park Manor South is located on the quad and houses four floors of students. Residents living here are placed in single, double, triple, or quad rooms that share common bathrooms on each floor. Park Manor South is a popular choice among students as it is conveniently located across the street from Reynolds and Horn Library, and is just a short walk from Trim Dining Hall. There also is a large lounge on the first floor that often is used for study space and meetings.
Mattos Hall is one of the smallest halls on campus and houses 44 first-year students. Residents living here will often say how much they enjoy the close-knit community and how easy it is to make friends here. Residents living in Mattos Hall are placed in single, double, or triple rooms. There is a large lounge and kitchen in the basement that residents often use for study groups, cooking and socializing activities.