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Sophomore Year Experience

Housing options available to sophomore students are as follows:

  • Cromwell Hall
  • Decker Hall
  • Eickhoff Hall
  • Ely Hall
  • New Residence Hall
  • Norsworthy Hall

Cromwell Hall

Cromwell Hall, renovated during the 2012-2013 academic year,  is a 6-story, 300-bed residence hall housing male and female sophomore students in suite-style rooms.  All floors are co-ed with single-sex suites.

Most suites are 6-person (3 double rooms) or 2-person (2 singles) and all suites have their own bathroom.  The average double room is approximately 150 square feet.

While there are common area lounges located on the first floor, laundry rooms are located on floors 2, 4, and 6.  Cromwell does not feature air conditioning or carpeting in the suites.

The first floor features the hall office, mailboxes for residents, a kitchen, and a large lounge big enough to hold events up to 200 people.

Decker Hall

Opened in 1963, Decker Hall was named for Vernetta F. Decker, Professor of English and Speech from 1926-1937 and The College’s Dean of Students.  Decker Hall was renovated in 1992 and also again in 2010.

Decker Hall is a co-ed suite style facility housing approximately 360 students in single, double, and triple rooms that share a suite bathroom.  Decker Hall does not have air conditioning.  Most rooms in the basement are carpeted, and most rooms on floors 1-6 have tile flooring.

Eickhoff Hall

Opened in 1992 as the Community Commons and renamed for former President Harold Eickhoff in 2001, this building combines student residential space and student services.  Consisting of mostly double rooms, each has its own bathroom, and is air conditioned and carpeted.

The building is also home to the Atrium at Eickhoff, an 800 seat dining facility that is the hub of TCNJ campus dining.  Eickhoff Hall is also home to the Department of Residential Education and Housing (room 114) and the Counseling and Psychological Services (room 117).

Ely Hall

Built in 1931, Ely is part of Allen and Brewster Halls (ABE). These three traditional residence halls were upgraded and renovated in 1991.  The three connected buildings were named for Elizabeth Allen, founder of the State Teachers Pension and Annuity Fund, Alice L. Brewster, Professor of English, and Sarah Y. Ely, Professor and Normal School supervisor of the girl’s department.

While at one time Allen, Brewster, and Ely were three separate houses, they have since been joined to form one residence hall.  ABE houses approximately 150 students in mostly double rooms with communal bathrooms on each floor.  Because of the building’s age, each room has a unique size and layout.  ABE’s hallways and most rooms are carpeted.  Allen Hall is home to a beautiful main lounge called the Allen Drawing Room, which includes a hardwood floor, fireplace, baby grand piano, and antique furnishings.

For 2014-2015, parts of ABE will be for sophomores, with the building most likely being used is Ely Hall.

New Residence Hall

Opened in 1985, this three story air conditioned residence hall houses about 250 students in carpeted, double rooms with private bathrooms.  New Residence Hall was recently renovated in 2011 and includes a main lounge which opens up to a picturesque courtyard, two small study lounges on each floor, and a large basement game room.

Norsworthy Hall
Built in 1932, this three-story, non-air-conditioned residence hall is one of the smallest amongst those that house our students. Norsworthy was under renovation during the 2014-2015 academic year, and will reopen in fall 2015 with new furniture in all rooms, new flooring throughout, and updated bathroom and laundry facilities. In addition, the basement will feature a full kitchen, large game room, and common room space with a wall-mounted flat-screen TV for all the residents to enjoy.