202 W Broomfield St
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858-3809
The Joseph P. Carey Residence Hall is part of the Towers complex on the southeast end of campus, which houses more than 2000 students. It was designed by Roger Allen and Associates of Grand Rapids, who built many of Central Michigan University's buildings. It was the second building in the complex to open, following Troutman.
The Towers were partially based on student-designed blueprints. They were originally planned as a six-story complex on the north end of campus, where Northwest Apartments is now located. The site had to be changed, however, when engineers discovered that the ground was not stable enough to support the massive structures. Since shoring up the ground would have increased an already soaring budget, the University decided to build the complex on the other end of campus on newly-annexed land on Broomfield Road.
Carey Hall was the first co-ed residence hall on campus. It had four floors of men and three of women. The first women to move in were refugees from the first Ronan Hall, which was torn down shortly before Carey opened. The hall was co-ed in 1970, housed only men from 1971-1973 and 1976-1978, and became co-ed permanently after 1978.
Each 1-bedroom suite is shared by four students, although reduced occupancy may be available. All rooms are smoke-free. Accessible accommodations are available.
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