Life in the Upper Quad
Yep, the Upper “Quad” is Three Buildings!
The Upper Quad is comprised of three connected buildings: Hitchcock Hall, Randall Hall, and Devine Hall. It is a place where folks from all over and many walks of campus come to meet. Over 94% of UQ residents like living here! Filled with both upperclass and first year students, it’s a popular building where residents often return to live for most of their years on campus. The UQ is one of the three halls open during breaks (see the Housing webpage for more details) and we tend to be home to many athletes! But that’s not all...
Here’s the breakdown of the UQ:
Hitchcock Hall is comprised of three great floor communities. Currently, HItchcock Hall is all women and is directly connected to the co-ed floors in Randall and Devine. Hitchcock has a large lounge that is used for studying. It also has a fireplace where residents can play games, study, or just hang out. This year students also used the lounge for a hot cocoa making social, pumpkin carving, smores, button making, and jewelry making. A courtyard just outside gives students a great opportunity to hang out when the weather gets warmer. Students love living in Hitchcock because it is the closest residential building to many academic buildings.
Randall Hall is comprised of four floors and is in the middle of the UQ. The ground floor is a small female floor with a great private lounge that’s perfect for studying or hanging out. 1st floor is home to the large Randall study lounge and a full kitchen. The lounge has lots of space for social activities, cards, games, and weekly Hall Council Meetings. It even has a fireplace for a nice little area to connect with others over crackling flames. The Randall First Floor Lounge is definitely a great place to hang out or study! Randall 2nd floor is all women and traditionally houses a mix of first year and upperclass students. First and third floors of Randall are co-ed.
Devine Hall is comprised of five co-ed flex floors, and currently houses one of our themed floors. Devine first floor is a traditional floor of upperclass and first year students who have a strong community and are always having fun in the Quad. The second floor is the Living in Harmony floor. (For more information about the Living in Harmony theme, click on the link to the left). The 3rd and 4th floors are two great communities comprised of upperclass and first year students. There is a mix of doubles, singles, built-up triples, and traditional triple rooms (spaces built to house 3 people). Devine also houses the Niche (a giant lounge) where residents will find a pool table, a ping pong table, comfy seating, a kitchen, and a TV. The Niche is where everything happens; exploring diversity, Superbowl Parties, coffee houses, Club Q, and tug-of-war during Floor Wars! In addition to the Devine Niche, there are lounges on each of the floors for studying or floor socials events. On the ground floor there is also a large study lounge filled with comfy couches and long tables for study groups to spread out.