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Residence Life and Housing

The Woods

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Why Choose The Woods?

The Woods is a group of nine fully furnished co-ed residence halls (Boston, Cedar, Hawthorn, Hickory, Jacob, Laurel, Maple, Oak, and Pine Halls) that offers dorms with suite-style bathrooms for first-year students. You can live alone, with one roommate, or with two roommates. Meal plans are required. All students are eligible to live in The Woods. The Woods is located near the basketball and volleyball courts and offers floors for business, education, and fine arts majors. The Woods is also a short walk to campus, putting you close to your classes, events on campus, and food.

Location

The Woods is a short walk or shuttle ride to the main part of campus. View The Woods on the campus map: Boston | Cedar | Hawthorn | Hickory | Jacob | Laurel | Maple | Oak | Pine

Amenities

Building

  • Business, education, and fine arts theme and interest floors
  • Floor lounges
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machines
  • Pedestrian Plaza
  • Grills
  • Volleyball court
  • Basketball courts

Room

  • Microwave and refrigerator
  • All utilities included
  • Local phone access
  • High-speed internet and cable TV access
  • Air conditioning

Standard Features

  • Resident Assistants (R.A.)—An R.A. is a person who's been trained to assist you, support you, help you with conflicts, and provide educational opportunities and social activities.
  • Community Council—Get involved in planning activities and governance for your community.
  • Social Activities—Many of these are planned so you get to know your fellow community members.

Tours and Photos

Single

Bathroom

Double

Super Single

Double Deluxe

Triple


 

Unit Options and Floor Plans

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from room to room.

Single

Students per room: one

  • Room: 14'3" x 9'
  • Window size: 47” W 46” H (Curtains supplied)

rendering of a Woods single room with furniture


Super Single

Students per room: one

  • Room: 14'3"' x 13'7"
  • Window size: 47” W 46” H (Curtains supplied)

rendering of a Woods super single room with furniture


Double

Students per room: two

  • Room: 14'3"' x 13'7.5"
  • Window size: 47” W 46 ”H (Curtains supplied)

rendering of a Woods double room with furniture


Double Deluxe

Students per room: two

  • Room: 14'3"' x 17'9"
  • Window size: 47” W 46” H (Curtains supplied)

rendering of a Woods double deluxe room with furniture


Triple

Students per room: three

  • Room: 14'3"' x 17'9"
  • Window size: 47” W 46” H (Curtains supplied)

rendering of a Woods triple room with furniture


Dimensions and More Details

  • Automatic Door Opener at Building Entrance: Yes   
    • Is the opener available on request? Yes
  • Hallway/ Security doors? Yes    
  • Passenger Elevator? No
  • Room Lighting: 1 overhead, 1 sink vanity light
  • Furniture in the room (Woods Double):
    • 2 Desks (in Double)
      • Size of writing surface: 45” W x 24” D 
      • Lap drawer/Keyboard tray
      • 3 drawers - Drawer size: 14” W x 3” H x 19” D (2 top drawers)  14” W x 9” H x 19” D (bottom file drawer)
      • Type of handles: recessed
    • Dimensions of leg room area for students in wheelchairs
      • Floor to underside of lap drawer: 25” H   Lap drawer can be removed - New Height: 29”
      • Width of leg area: 26”  Depth of leg area: 24”
      • Can rear support be removed/moved to increase legroom? No 
    • 2 Wardrobes (in Double)
      • 35.5” W x 78” H x 23” D
      • Can be locked?  No
      • 1 Long hanging rod: 43” H x 33” W
      • 1 Shelf: 34” W x 8” H x 12” D
      • 2 Drawers 32” W x 5 ”H x 16” D
      • 1 Mirror: 14” W x 50” H
    • 2 chests/dressers (in Double)
      • Type of handles: recessed
      • 2 drawers - Drawer Size: 32” W x 5” H x 16” D
      • Will it fit under the bed? Yes
      • Can you stack them 2 high? Yes
    • 2 Bed Frames and Mattresses (in Double)
      • Mattress size: 36” W x 79” L x 6” D
      • Can the bed be bunked?  Yes
      • Does the bunked bed have multiple heights to choose from? Yes
      • Can the bed be lofted? No
      • Does the bed have multiple mattress heights to choose from? Yes
      • What are they?  Low: 23” from the floor; High: 32” from floor
      • Space under the bed for storage: 13” H x 36” D x (Low); 23” H x 36” D (High)   
  • Kitchenette
    • Appliances provided: 
      • Refrigerator: mini (32”x 20”) 18”
      • Microwave (9”x 14”) 11” D
    • Kitchen Cabinets:
      • How many? 1 upper, 23” x 23”
      • 1 lower (22”x 29”, contains one shelf) 23.5” D
    • Kitchen Countertop:
      • Countertop space: 52”x24”, the sink covers an 18” diameter area
  • Bathroom
    • Bathroom style: Suite style
    • Shower only 75” H 34” W 34” D
    • One Bathroom in unit
    • Is a bathtub available? No
    • Bathroom amenities:
      • Medicine cabinet (located in room) (28”x14”)
      • Wall cabinets (some buildings) (17.5”x27”, contains one shelf) 11” D
      • 2 shelves in each cabinet
      • # of outlets: 0
      • Showers will not have curtains, but a plain one can be picked up at the Maintenance Tent on move-in day.
  • Other information not listed above:
    • All units have carpet
    • 4 outlets per room and 1 near the sink
    • 1 network/internet jack per resident
    • A/C in all rooms, controlled by residents, not operable under 65 degrees outside temperature
    • Doubles are available in all buildings. Boston, Cedar, Laurel, and Jacob are strictly doubles (except CA rooms)

Costs and Agreements

The Wright Guarantee Tuition Program guarantees the same annual cost of tuition, on-campus housing, and dining over a four-year college career for new incoming, in-state, degree-seeking undergraduate students. You will pay the exact same rate for tuition, housing, and dining during your four years at Wright State.

View current housing rates.

The standard agreement is two semesters (academic year).

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