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South Community

A small community of freshman and returning students located in the center of the campus across from the Student Activity Center, these residence halls include suite-style rooms with private bathrooms.

The South Community is closed during Thanksgiving and semester/spring break periods. Students knowing they will need housing over breaks should explore a housing assignment in the East Community.

Beddow, Merrill, Sweeney and Thorpe Halls

2-bedroom, 4-person standard suite

  • Coed by room
  • 4 floors
  • 2-bedroom suites shared by 4 people
  • Private bathrooms
  • Accessible accommodations available
  • Available to first-year, transfer, returning year 2 and returning year 3+ students

360 tour: CMU’s four-person standard room

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Residence Hall Directors

Beddow Hall - Samantha Cole (email:

Sweeney Hall - Luanne Goffnett (email:

Merrill and Thorpe Halls - Josh Heath (email:

Room contents

  • Twin-XL bed (36"Wx80"L) (one per resident)
  • Dresser with 6 drawers (30.25"Wx20.25"Dx48.25"H) (one per bedroom)
  • Desk (38"Wx24"Dx30.5"H) (one per resident)
  • Desk chair (one per resident)
  • Closet (6'Wx2'6"D) (one per bedroom)
  • Ethernet computer hook-up
  • Shower curtain
  • Curtains on windows
  • Beds can be bunked (pins to bunk the beds are available at the front desk) or raised (up to 32"H under the bed)

Room dimensions

Approximate room dimensions:

  • Bedroom A - 8' wide by 14' long
  • Bedroom B - 11'10" wide by 9' long
  • Common room - 9' wide by 14' long
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