University of Southern Indiana

Residence Halls

Newman and Governors halls accommodate over 340 residents; O'Bannon and Ruston halls over 400.  Men and women reside in separate suites.  All four halls are freshman-only.  Newman and Governors halls are in close proximity to the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center and directly across the boulevard from Rice Library.  O'Bannon and Ruston halls are near the Screaming Eagles Valley Complex and the Art Studio.  Ruston and O'Bannon house the first-year Living Learning Communities.  Halls are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and tend to be a popular option for students.

Photos are from the showroom in Newman Hall (decorations and accessories not included).  This showroom represents a typical two bedroom, four person suite in Newman, Governors, O'Bannon and Ruston halls. Click on the thumbnail photos to see larger. Please remember that while buildings are similar room/window dimensions and furniture/flooring styles will vary.


Amenities of the Residence Halls

  • Freshman-only buildings
  • Interior hallways
  • Suite-style layout
  • 695 square feet in two-bedroom suites
  • Two bathrooms in each two-bedroom suite
  • Common living area includes couch, chair, and mini-kitchen area with sink, under-the-counter refrigerator (provided), and storage cabinets
  • Bedrooms have two desks/chairs, two bunk/adjustable beds
  • Each resident has his/her own closet
  • Carpeting
  • Overhead lighting with ample outlets for individual lamps (halogen not permitted)
  • Individiual temperature controls by suite
  • Cable outlets in common area only (Newman and Governors) and cable outlets in common area and bedrooms (O'Bannon and Ruston) (resident must provide cable cord)
  • Four people per suite, two per bedroom, except in the one-bedroom wedge room
  • All halls have six computer areas; rooms are equipped with Ethernet connections and wireless Internet access (resident must provide Ethernet cord)
  • Limited availability of one-person bedrooms (wedge rooms): single twin bed, one closet, no living room, desk/chair, chair
  • Large first-floor lounge in each hall
  • Additional lounge space on second and third floors (O'Bannon and Ruston)
  • Vending machines in each building
  • Laundry room


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