New College West (NCW)

New College West (NCW), located south of Poe Field, will open its doors to undergraduate students in fall 2022. It will integrate into a vibrant community-building residential college environment that will provide students with a home to support their educational needs. AnneMarie Luijendijk formerly  head of First College, will become head of NCW. Students and staff formerly affiliated with First College will populate NCW. As the next generation of residential colleges, NCW will accommodate and support an increasingly diverse undergraduate population.


NCW is comprised of four primary buildings, four to seven stories high, with connections between the primary buildings at the lower levels. Public and community spaces are located on the ground floors, with residential floors above.

  • Common Room
  • College Office Suite
  • Dining Hall
  • Private Dining Room
  • Music Practice Room
  • Seminar Rooms
  • Kitchens 
  • Outdoor courtyards 

There are also a number of unique spaces throughout the complex, intended for shared use.

  • Ceramics studio
  • Café adjacent to the common room
  • Demonstration kitchen next to the dining hall
  • Study lounge adjacent to seminar rooms

On the residential floors:

  • Lounges
  • Study nooks interspersed with student rooms
  • Four kitchens 
  • Two laundry rooms


Room Types
  • Double Rooms
  • Single Rooms
  • Quad Rooms


You and your roommate(s) 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