Residential Life

Tusculum values students living on campus due to the opportunity to participate in the incomparable experience of living on campus during these memorable and formative years and benefit from the educational opportunities unique to this experience.


Each residence hall has laundry facilities to service the residents of the hall. There is no need for collecting coins to operate the laundry machines, as students pay a nominal laundry fee each year to cover their unlimited use of the provided equipment. Each room has a phone connection and each resident has their own high-speed Internet connection!

Living on each floor of the residence halls you will find at least one Resident Assistant, sometimes more! R.A.’s are para-professional students trained to assist their peers in acclimating to college life and build a community in their living area.

Katherine Hall

The largest of Tusculum’s 6 residence halls, Katherine Hall provides student housing on its 3 floors.

Katherine Hall is comprised of double and triple rooms with air conditioning and community baths in each wing.

Katherine Hall houses approximately 140 students, 6 R.A.’s, and has a full-time, live-in professional who manages the facility.

Welty-Craig Hall

Formerly Craig Hall, Welty-Craig Hall was renamed in honor of Mr. Stan Welty ’51, former Chairman of the Tusculum Board of Trustees and a Benefactor of Tusculum.

The atmosphere of the hall has changed much since when Mr. Welty lived in it;

Welty-Craig is an air-conditioned, co-ed facility of primarily upperclassmen housing 40 students and three R.A.’s.

Haynes Hall

Haynes Hall is one of Tusculum’s most historic buildings, having been built in 1914. Its original character has survived remodeling and renovations.

One of the most appealing parts of this men’s hall is that every room in the building has its own individual features and characteristics. This isn’t your run of the mill, cookie cutter hall – every room is different.

Haynes Hall houses approximately 50 men and three R.A.s.

Charles Oliver Gray Complex (COGs)

The “COGs”, as many students and alumni know it, was named for past Tusculum president, Charles Oliver Gray.

The complex consists of 4 buildings, 3 of which are residence halls (the 4th building, North, is used for offices and classrooms).

COG East hall provides housing for female residents. COG South and West are co-ed residence halls.

Each unit houses approximately 35 individuals and two R.A’s, the COGs also have a full-time, live-in professional.

Mastrapasqua Hall & Apartments

Construction of 4 residence halls was completed in summer 2002. In 2013, two new apartment-style residence halls were completed.

The 6 residence halls, known collectively as “The Apartments” are 3 stories tall and have room to house 48 students.

Housing accommodations in the apartments include a living room, a ‘mini-kitchen” featuring a sink, refrigerator, 4 private bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms. Washer and dryer units are also included in each apartment.

There are 4 apartment units on each floor, each unit having 4 residents. Each building has 48 residents. The exterior of the buildings are brick and are compatible with the classic turn-of-the-century architecture in some of the campus’s historic buildings, including Welty-Craig, Virginia, and McCormick Halls.

In 2003, the building known as apartment “A” was named Mastrapasqua Hall in honor of Dr. Frank Mastrapasqua. The remaining apartments simply remain “B”, “C”, “D”, “E” and “F”.


All full-time, residential Tusculum students are provided access to our network. 

Students will have to provide the actual device. But once you’re hooked up, that’s it!

Every residence hall room has access to our local area network (LAN). Students can also make use of one of the computer labs located across campus. Tusculum students may connect to the campus-wide WiFi network which allows our students to stay connected to the Internet, even when walking across campus.



We’ve provided a handy checklist for incoming, residential students. Of course every student may have different needs, but this gives you a good start. Items we consider essential are bolded. Double-check the “Do Not Bring” list and make sure to consult your roommate to avoid doubles of items like lamps or appliances!



  • Mattress pad
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Extra-long twin sheets
  • Comforter
  • Blanket
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower shoes/Flip flops
  • Shower caddy
  • Desk lamp & bulbs (non-halogen)

  • Floor lamp & bulbs (non-halogen)
  • Hangers
  • Mirror – full length
  • Trash can
  • Microwave (800 watts or less)
  • Compact refrigerator (3.1 cubic ft or smaller)
  • Posters
  • Coffee maker
  • George Foreman (House/Apartments Only; auto shut-off)

  • Can opener
  • Plastic food storage containers & lids
  • Microwavable dishes
  • Silverware
  • Water filter pitcher
  • Under-bed storage
  • Fan (large or clip)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hot plates (Apartments Only; auto shut-off)

Electronics & Keepsakes

  • Alarm clock
  • Stereo (NO subwoofer)/wireless speakers
  • Cell phone charger
  • Computer/laptop & charger
  • Ethernet cable
  • Gaming system

  • Power strip with surge protector (UL approved)
  • Printer & ink cartridges
  • Computer paper
  • TV (with remote & manual)
  • TV coaxial cable (6 – 10 ft)
  • Pictures
  • Stuffed animals

Laundry & Hygiene

  • Detergent
  • Dryer sheets
  • Fabric softener
  • Iron (auto shut-off)
  • Ironing board

  • Laundry basket/bag
  • COVID-19 effective cleaning supplies
  • Ear plugs
  • First aid kits
  • Electronic thermometer
  • Personal hygiene products


  • Credit/Debit cards
  • Drivers license
  • Insurance cards
  • Passport/VISA
  • Social security card
  • Lock box
  • Backpack
  • Pens/pencils

  • Spiral notebooks
  • Scissors/stapler
  • Dry erase board
  • Flashlight
  • Umbrella/rain gear
  • Sports equipment
  • Sunglasses
  • Command hooks

Do Not Bring

Extension cords


Space heaters



Popcorn popper (besides air popper)


Toaster/Toaster oven

Guns (of any kind, pellet, water, paint)


Tusculum students may participate in a wide variety of recreational sports on campus. It’s a great way to stay in shape, have fun with friends, and make new ones.

Pioneer Gym

The Pioneer Gym is open 7 days a week and provides a variety of sports equipment for students to rent out to use during open gym hours. The Resource Room also rents all kinds of camping/backpacking gear for students to use for their off-campus camping trips.


Various intramural events also take place regularly on campus. Intramurals are sponsored through our academic programs in cooperation with our recreational sports.