You will live in Meta Glass Hall, Reid Hall, or Dew Hall, which are air-conditioned and smoke-free. Meta Glass and Dew are elevator-equipped.
New students are typically housed in a double room with a roommate, but may be eligible to select or be assigned to a single, triple or quad, as space allows. Students interested in a single room should indicate their preference on the New Student Form (additional charges will apply). Prior to your arrival, the Office of Residence Life, with the assistance of First Year Programs, will match you as closely as possible with a roommate whose lifestyle and interests are compatible with yours. To help us match you with a roommate, please complete the New Student Form by May 24th (Fall 2013)/ January 10 (Spring 2013). To ensure that the best match is made, be sure to put your own responses on this form — not your parents’ or friends’ preferences. Failure to return this form by the deadline will void any preferences and you will be assigned after all others.
You should complete the Roommate Request form if have a specific roommate preference. (Note: Both students must request each other by completing this form prior to the deadline of June 6, 2013.)
Each residence hall room has the following:
- 1 single bed per resident
- 1 desk per resident
- 1 dresser per resident
- 1 internet connection per resident
- 1 telephone per room
- Smoke detector and sprinkler system
- Heat and air conditioning
Sweet Briar beds are 7 inches off the ground (this information comes in handy for storage). The mattress is standard length (good to know when shopping for sheets!). It is recommended to wait until after you see your room to purchase a rug, bedspreads and curtains.
Desks generally measure:
36” Across x 19.5” Deep x 30” High
Dressers generally measure:
32.5” Across x 21” Deep
Meta Glass Hall has built in closet/dresser units. Reid has individual closets. Most rooms in Dew have built-in wardrobes .
All residence halls have a television lounge and kitchen facilities that include a refrigerator, stove, and microwave.
All residence halls, except Reid Hall, have an elevator.
Room sizes average 10' x 12' in size; there is also some variance among the halls.
Portable refrigerators are permitted in your room if they do not exceed 4.5 cubic feet, 80 lbs. in total weight and don’t require more than 240 watts of electricity in normal operation. Separate microwave units are not allowed in your room. For your convenience, the college allows students to rent approved microfridge combo units from Melvin Corporation. Click here to rent online.
Dew Residence Hall
Dew is an upper class residence and first-year hall with primarily double and single spaces, and a limited number of quad
rooms. A kitchen, laundry room and the E.B. Room (a lounge) are located on the ground level of Dew. Dew also
houses the Non-Residential and Turning Point Student Lounge on the lower level, adjacent to the E.B. Room.
Meta Glass Residence Hall
Meta Glass Hall was built in 1962 and is named for Miss Meta Glass, President Emeritus of the college. Meta Glass
is a first-year residence hall. The building has mostly double rooms with built-in closets and dressers. There are
kitchens and TV/social lounges on the floors and a laundry facility on the lower level. Meta Glass also houses the
Outdoor Program office and the Post Office on the first floor.
Reid Residence Hall
Reid is a first-year residence hall. There is a kitchen on the second floor and two parlors. Reid Pit is located on the ground floor, has a flat screen TV, pool tables, ping pong table, games and audio-visual equipment. Reid Pit also houses the Leadership Certificate Program, the Chaplain's Office and student media offices including the literary magazine, yearbook, newspaper and radio station. Reid does not have an elevator.
Laundry facilities can be found in the following locations:
- Meta Glass Hall, lower level
Dew Hall, lower level
- Next to the old Le Bistro
All laundry facilities are free to Sweet Briar students, equipped to accept SweetCash and are also coin-operated (quarters only).
Is storage available?
No, the College does not offer storage space for students’ belongings. You will need to make arrangements to store your things on your own.
For more information, visit Residence Life.