Campus Life

Living on Campus

Central is intentionally residential, and living on campus puts you at the center of it all. Our residential facilities create communities like family. And you’ll be close to dining, workout facilities, study spaces and Maytag Student Center.

Housing Options

Gaass Hall

A popular choice because of its central location and large rooms, this coed residence hall houses men and women on alternate floors, along with a central lounge and 24-hour computer lab. Plus, Gaass furniture can be configured in 32 different arrangements to maximize your living space!

Graham Hall

This all-women's residence hall, unique with its 1920s building style, is located right by the pond and Central Hall. Graham features individually climate-controlled rooms, large windows, loftable furniture, common bathroom areas and sinks with a vanity in each room. A 24-hour computer lab, laundry room and recreation room are also available.

Hoffman Hall

In the center of campus, Hoffman is an all-men's residence hall featuring loftable furniture and individually climate-controlled rooms. The lower level houses exercise equipment, a lounge area and laundry facilities. A variety of single and double rooms are available throughout the building, and a balcony patio accompanies each common lounge.

Pietenpol Hall

Also in the middle of campus, Pietenpol is a coed residence hall complete with a 24-hour computer lab and lounge with a large-screen TV and ping pong table.

Scholte Hall

Students can live in traditional and suite-style arrangements in Scholte, a coed residence hall. Many suites have their own bathrooms, and rooms are carpeted throughout the building. Two 24-hour computer labs, a renovated kitchen and large recreation areas with a pool table and flat-screen TVs are also available.

Language Houses

Located right next to Geisler Library and Café, languages houses are perfect for students to immerse themselves in language studies. French, German and Spanish houses offer an alternative to residence hall life — with a chance to get to know students from all over the world!

McKee Hall (a.k.a. The Pods)

Primarily for upperclassmen, McKee is one of the newest buildings on campus and includes a kitchen and 24-hour computer lab. Eight students live in apartment-style "pods," which include four separate rooms, a common area, two bathrooms, a washer and dryer. The building is known for its Gold LEED rating — it has solar energy, water-saving facilities and other sustainable features.


A variety of smaller townhouses are perfect for upperclassmen looking for an alternative to residence hall life. With suite-style living arrangements, all-men, all-women and coed houses are available.


Maytag Student Center

Looking for a place to eat, study with friends or work out? Renovated in 2014, Maytag offers a variety of services and spaces — including the Spirit Shoppe, Fred's (a café with the best French fries and large-screen TVs on campus), an exercise facility and spaces to hang out by the fireplace.

Kuyper Athletic Center

The site for numerous NCAA championship events, Kuyper houses Central's gymnasium, wrestling room, four racquetball courts, two saunas, locker rooms, classrooms, offices and a lab for the exercise science department.

Scholte Hall is one of the many on-campus housing options available for Central students.