Dorm Life

Carlow University is home to two residence halls: Frances Warde Hall and Dougherty Hall. They are adjacent to each other, and the buildings are in a central location on campus. All students are assigned double rooms that have two regular twin-size beds.

For planning your living arrangements, the Office of Campus Life put together a helpful list of What To Bring. Be sure to also review the list of prohibited items at the end of the list.


Frances Warde Hall Exterior

Frances Warde Hall

First-year students live on two floors of Frances Warde and Dougherty. A 24-hour dispatch center is on the 3rd floor.     

Dougherty Hall

Dougherty Hall

Dougherty Hall is home to the majority of students who live on campus.     

Inside a Dorm Room

Inside a Room

The styles may vary by floor, but all of the rooms are doubles with two twin-size beds.      

Room Features

The rooms are about 12x16 ft and may vary in style based on their position within the building. 

Each room offers the following features:

  • wall-to-wall carpeting
  • 2 beds with regular twin mattresses
  • 2 desks with chairs
  • 2 chests of drawers
  • 2 roomy closets
  • 2 Ethernet ports for internet access
  • 1 micro-fridge
  • 1 window air-conditioner unit
  • and each student gets an account for live, streaming HDTV with DVR from Comcast
Shared Dorm Amenities

The third floor lounge is a special place in Frances Warde Hall with comfy seating, a fireplace, and a big-screen TV. This room is an entertainment center on campus that houses a pool table and ping pong table and offers plenty of open space where students can get together and unwind. There are also 11 other lounges within the residence halls, a full kitchen available to students on the third floor, a computer lab, and even several small study rooms. 

Resident Assistants

The residence halls are staffed by the assistant director of campus life, three live-in graduate resident directors, and most importantly, 12 resident assistants (RAs). RAs live with the students on their respective floor sections. They help to manage the residence hall, communicate important information to residents on the floors, advise and refer students who are experiencing difficulties, plan programs and events, help students adjust to a group-living environment, and maintain an atmosphere conducive to academic pursuits


Housing Process

Get A Room

Just follow the steps of the housing process. 

What To Bring

Your List

Know what to bring with you, both for style and function.