Wilson College

Wilson College

Woodrow Wilson College was originally built to accommodate the increasing size of the undergraduate student body. On completion of the “New Quad," as it was known then, students of all classes were permitted to live there. The college assumed its current name in 1966.

After the University initiated the Residential College system, the brainchild of former University president Woodrow Wilson, only underclassmen were permitted to live in New Quad. Residents could take their meals together in the college as an alternative to the eating clubs.

The college is centered on Wilcox Hall which includes Wilcox Dining Hall, a TV lounge, study space, ping pong table, a darkroom, dance rooms, a small theater and Julian Street Library. “J Street” contains more than 10,000 volumes and is a popular study area for underclassmen.

The college evolved from the Woodrow Wilson Lodge in the late fifties to include buildings constructed from 1928 to 1988. Wilson College’s nearly 550 students enjoy a residential community where weekly lectures and language tables bring students together in a unique living environment.

Room Types
  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Triples
  • Quads
  • Quints
  • 6-, 8-, 10- and 11-person suites
  • Private and hallway bathrooms
Amenities
  • Ceramics studio
  • Dance studio
  • Darkroom
  • Game room
  • Julian Street Library
  • Kitchenettes
  • Music rooms
  • Printer cluster
  • TV lounge
  • Yoga studio

1937 Hall

Donated and named by the Class of 1937. First occupied in 1960.

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • 8-person suites
  • Private and hallway bathrooms

1938 Hall

Donated and named by the Class of 1938. First occupied in 1960.

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • 8-person suites
  • Private and hallway bathrooms

1939 Hall

Donated and named by the Class of 1939. First occupied in 1960.

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Quints
  • Private and hallway bathrooms
  • Laundry - Basement

Clapp/1927 Hall

Donated and named by Class of 1927 and John Morton Clapp, Class of 1902. First occupied in 1988.

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Quads
  • 6-person suites
  • Private and hallway bathrooms
  • Laundry - Basement

Feinberg Hall

Donated and named by David Harold Feinberg, Class of 1963, and Carol Feinberg. First occupied in 1986.

  • Quads
  • 6-person suites
  • Private bathrooms
  • Laundry - Ground Floor

Gauss Hall

Funded by the Dormitory Fund Drive and named for Christian Gauss. First occupied in 1960.

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • 11-person suite
  • Private and hallway bathrooms

Dodge-Osborn Hall

Donated by the Dodge and Osborn families. Named for Cleveland H. Dodge, Class of 1879, and William Church Osborn, Class of 1883. First occupied in 1961.

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Quads
  • 10-person suite
  • Private and hallway bathrooms

Walker Hall

Donated by the Walker family and named for James Theodore Walker, Class of 1927. First occupied in 1930.

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Triples
  • Quads
  • Hallway bathrooms

Wilcox Hall

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Hallway bathrooms

Furnishings

You and your roommates may configure the furniture in your room or suite any way you like, but all of the furniture must remain in the room for the year. Standard furnishings include:

  • A single bed, which requires extra-long, twin-size sheets
  • A dresser
  • A desk and chair
  • A bookshelf
  • A closet or wardrobe for each person
  • Waste and recycling cans
  • Shades or blinds
  • Message boards at the entrance to many rooms

Floor Plans

Take a look at the floor plans by floor for each dormitory. You will need your NetID to login.

Dormitory Floor Plans

Dining at Wilson College

As a resident of Wilson College, you will likely take most of your meals in the dining rooms at Wu and Wilcox Halls, along with students from Butler College. You may, however, choose to eat in any of the other Residential College dining rooms when it is more convenient or if you want to join friends there.

Take a look at the Dining Services website for information on meal plans, daily menus, hours of operation and bringing a guest.

Dining Services - Residential Dining Halls

Location