Traditional Residence Halls

Carson Residence Hall

Carson Residence Hall, built in 1906, is on the National Register of Historic Places and houses students in single, double and triple rooms. Features include:

  • Three stories
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • An elevator
  • A lounge
  • A kitchen including a refrigerator, stove and microwave
  • Built-in closets
  • Hardwood floors

Dew Residence Hall

Dew Residence Hall - Room
A double room in Dew Residence Hall

Dew Residence Hall, built in 1956, houses students in single, double, triple and quad rooms. Features include:

  • Four stories
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • An elevator
  • Three lounges (Day Student lounge, Turning Point Student lounge and E.B. Room)
  • A kitchen including a refrigerator, stove and microwave

Dew is also home to a laundry facility and the spiritual and community life office on the lower level.

Dew is closed for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Grammer Residence Hall

Grammer Residence Hall - Room
A single room in Grammer Residence Hall

Grammer Residence Hall, built in 1912, is on the National Register of Historic Places and houses students in single and double rooms. Features include:

  • Four stories
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • An elevator
  • Three lounges
  • A kitchen including a refrigerator, stove and microwave
  • Hardwood floors

Manson Residence Hall

Manson Residence Hall - Room
A single room in Manson Residence Hall

Manson Residence Hall, built in 1910, is on the National Register of Historic Places and houses students in single, double, triple and quad rooms. Features include:

  • Four stories
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • An elevator
  • Two lounges
  • A kitchen including a refrigerator, stove and microwave
  • Hardwood floors

Meta Glass Residence Hall

Meta Glass Residence Hall - Room
A double room in Meta Glass Residence Hall

Meta Glass Residence Hall, named for Sweet Briar’s third president, was built in 1960 and houses students in mostly double rooms (some singles available). Features include:

  • Five stories
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • An elevator
  • Three lounges
  • Three kitchens including refrigerators, stoves and microwaves
  • Built-in closets and dressers

Meta Glass is also home to a laundry facility on the lower level. The Sweet Briar Outdoor Program and the post office are on the first floor.


Randolph Residence Hall

Randolph Residence Hall, built in 1908, is on the National Register of Historic Places and houses students in single and double rooms. Features include:

  • Four stories
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • An elevator
  • A lounge
  • A kitchen including a refrigerator, stove and microwave
  • Hardwood floors

Randolph is closed for the 2017-2018 academic year.


Reid Residence Hall

Reid Residence Hall, built in 1922, is on the National Register of Historic Places and houses students in singles and doubles. Reid is the only traditional residence hall on campus that does not have an elevator. Features include:

  • Four stories
  • Heat and air conditioning
  • Two lounges
  • A kitchen including a refrigerator, stove and microwave

Reid is also home to Reid Pit, located on the lower level. It has a TV, pool table, ping pong table, games and AV equipment. Reid Pit also houses student media offices — Red Clay (the student-run literary magazine), The Sweet Briar Chronicle (the student newspaper) and The Briar 92.7 FM (Sweet Briar’s radio station).

Reid is closed for the 2017-2018 academic year.