Residence Halls

Residence Halls

Living on campus for your first two years is an important way to develop important connections with your fellow artists…not to mention the life-long friendships!

Living on campus is a great part of the college experience. We offer a variety of furnished housing options at SFUAD. These options include, singles, doubles, suite style, triples and apartments. We understand that different students have different needs, and strive to be able to accommodate these unique needs with a variety of living options.

One of the real advantages of living on campus is the access that it provides to our residents. The ability to focus on studies without having the concern to find parking, maintain monthly bills, or find time to drive to local laundry facilities can lead to a greater level of success with SFUAD. Our students enjoy wireless connectivity in all housing facilities, an on campus mail facility, laundry facilities in every housing complex and furnished accommodations.


King Hall: Our largest residence hall. This three story building has four wings with co-ed floors. Each hall has its own lounge in addition to the main lounge on the first floor. This building is comprised of triple and single occupancy spaces. Traditionally there is a mix of all classes that reside in this building. Triple rooms are 12.5’ x 16’ and single rooms are 9’ x 11’.

Kennedy Hall: Kennedy Hall serves the housing community as the first-year complex. This building is comprised of two wings with two floors each. These floors are all single gender. This building features two study rooms, a large central lounge, and a courtyard. All rooms are double occupancy and are 11.6’ x 16.5’. Each room has a sink and carpeted floors.

St. Michael’s Hall: St. Michael’s hall has the distinction of being the only air-conditioned residence hall of the three. This building traditionally is occupied by sophomore through senior level students. This building is comprised of double and double en-suite style rooms. St. Michaels also housing our Gender Inclusive Community on the first floor of its B-Wing. A wing rooms are 9’ x 17’ and B wing rooms are 12’ x 17’.

Mountain View Apartments: The apartments are all double occupancy spaces. All apartments have two bedrooms – each bedroom is 11’ x 10’, is for a single resident, and has its own bathroom. Each apartment is air-conditioned and has a full kitchen. Traditionally this building is used to house our most senior residents and serves as a wonderful transition from residence hall living to making the connection to living off campus. The residence halls offer both co-ed and single gender floors. Co-ed floors have two restrooms, one for women and one for men. (click on residence hall name to see a scale drawing of the floor plan)

The residence halls offer both co-ed and single gender floors. Co-ed floors have two restrooms, one for women and one for men. (click on residence hall name to see a scale drawing of the floor plan)

Triple Room Information

With more students than ever making SFUAD their choice for higher education, we are offering a number of triples at a reduced rate in order to meet the high demand for student housing.

Each triple room is furnished to accommodate three residents with a set of bunk beds and a lofted bed, three desks, three chairs, and dresser space for three. Triple rooms are located in King Hall. Each resident is charged at a reduced triple room rate. If, during the course of the year, one of the roommate’s moves out, the remaining occupants will not be charged a double room rate… occupants should understand that they could be assigned a new roommate at any time during the course of the year.

The idea of three people sharing a room may cause anxiety for some students and parents. However:

  • At other universities offering triples, more often than not, when students living in those triple rooms are given the opportunity to move to a double room, they decline the offer because of the connections they’ve already forged with their roommates.
  • Most students value their connections with roommates, the residence hall community, and the SFUAD campus more than they value spacious rooms. In surveys, we complete each year, student satisfaction is related much more to the connections they make with each other as compared to the physical nature of their surroundings.
  • Some students and parents appreciate this more economical housing option. Check out the 2016 Rates to see the savings! Housing Office staff is confident that, while triple rooms do not afford as much personal space or privacy as double or single rooms, students assigned to triple rooms will quickly adapt, and even enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to develop close relationships with their roommates.

Residence Hall Furnishings

Santa Fe University of Art and Design residence hall rooms come furnished with beds, closets/wardrobes, dressers, desks and desk chairs. Mattresses are twin extra-long size (80” x 36”). Santa Fe University of Art and Design Mountain View Quads are fully furnished with a love seat, dining table, two dining chairs, coffee table, XL twin beds, 2 desks, 2 desk chairs, 2 nightstands, and 2 wardrobes. Kitchens include full-size appliances: refrigerator with ice maker, double sink with garbage disposal, full sized stove and microwave. Students provide their own pots, pans, dishes, glasses, and utensils. The bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub and medicine cabinet. Shower curtain is supplied by student. All furniture provided is the property of Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

Local telephone service, high speed Internet, and laundry are free to all campus residents. However, students need to provide their own computer, and TV. Every student lounge is outfitted with cable TV. Learn more about what to bring.


All students are permitted to have cars on campus for a minimal parking fee. Santa Fe also maintains a bus system with a stop at the entrance of campus.

Disabilities and Special Needs

Accommodations are available for students with disabilities or medical conditions. Accommodations that may meet the needs of students with such requirements may be, but are not limited to: accessible rooms and facilities for students with physical disabilities and medical needs. Appropriate supporting documentation from a healthcare professional is required. If you have any questions, or require special accommodations, feel free to contact the Housing and Residential Life Office at 1-505-473-6463 or