Living on campus allows students to form relationships, stay involved, and immerse themselves in the traditional college experience. Our residence halls offer familiar comforts of home, setting students up for success on what is usually their first experience living on their own.
Our residence halls offer a traditional dormitory-style floor plan. Hansen Hall and the Quads are the only exception as these halls have a suite-style layout.
All of our residence halls include:
- Co-ed dormitories
- Free Wi-Fi
- Access to free laundry facilities
- Access to full kitchen with microwave
- Computer lab with printers
- Air conditioning
Named for Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Frees, Frees Hall features a relaxed, homey atmosphere, offering a haven from the hustle and bustle of college life. A tiered, indoor theatre is perfect for Friday night movies, an outdoor grill space to gather with friends for home games, and a game room with ping pong and foosball as a study break option—students are able to easily mingle and make friends.
Sheldon Hall offers even the most social student an opportunity to meet new people, make connections, and stay involved during their college living experience. This energetic hall boasts a music studio, TV lounge, and gaming room, as well as an outdoor fireplace and lawn games. Sheldon Hall takes its name from Margaret Thompson Sheldon, the first woman on Doane University’s Board of Trustees who served the college for 21 years.
Sleek and modern, Smith Hall is the perfect residence hall for students who appreciate rest and relaxation. This four-story dormitory includes a gaming room outfitted with multiple gaming consoles and TVs. Smith Hall also features a business center, lounge area, and an outdoor courtyard, allowing students of every interest to enjoy themselves.
Hansen Leadership Hall is home to our Honors Students; it’s comfortable suite-style dorms offer plenty of space for students to study or relax. The spacious main room gives students a place to mingle, play the piano, play board games, or watch tv when study time is over. Hansen Hall is named after the late Zenon C.R. Hansen, and funded in part by The Zenon Hansen Foundation.
Known as the Quads, Burrage and Colonial Halls are suite-style residences for upperclassmen. These ‘quads’ consist of four bedrooms (two students per bedroom) with a shared living space and bathroom. The Quads are also home to the majority of our Greek Life organizations. Burrage Hall is named for Dwight G. Burrage, who was an instructor at Doane from 1906-1944.