Bowman Hall

The Bowman complex is our largest residential area on campus, housing approximately 700 students.

It is divided into three separate residential areas: Bowman East (BE), Bowman South (BS) and Bowman West (BW).  Bowman East and West are home to our First Year Experience (FYE) program and is reserved only for first-year students participating in the FYE Program.

What you should know about:

The Bowman Complex

Special Housing

  • Bowman Commons: Bowman Hall is home to the Bowman Commons.  This area is located on the main floor of Bowman South and is available for use by all Bowman residents.  It includes a recreation area for such things as ping pong and air hockey.  There is a multimedia room that can be signed out and used.  There is a large kitchen space for preparing meals and snacks.  There are several large small meeting rooms and lounges that can be used for a variety of social and academic activities.  This space also features a large multipurpose room that can be sub-divided into three smaller spaces.
  • First Year Experience Program (FYE): All of Bowman East and West are reserved for our FYE students.  Click here for additional information about this program.
  • Substance Free: Students residing in this designated area all agree to live free of alcohol, tobacco and drugs (except legitimate medications). The area within Bowman that is substance free is the sixth floors of Bowman South.
  • Wired, plugged in and ready to go! All rooms/suites in Bowman are ready to meet your communication needs, being equipped with cable TV and the Internet access.
  • Laundry services: When that dirty laundry begins to block the doorway, never fear: there are laundry rooms located within the building.  Some of the laundry rooms are located on the ground floor and other areas have laundry rooms right on each floor. There is no additional charge for laundry services as it is already covered by the room charge.
  • Recreation room: There are smaller recreation rooms in Bowman West and Bowan East in addition to the Bowman Commons.
  • Kitchen Facility: In addition to the large kitchen area in the Bowman commons,  a community kitchen is located in each of the other sections of Bowman.
  • Vending Machines: Need some Doritos; to go with your beef ravioli? For your convenience, several vending machines have been placed within each hall so you can grab a snack-whenever you need one.  Vending machines operate on your choice of cash or Bear Express.
  • Storage: Need somewhere to store your off season clothes?  Long-term and summer storage is available but limited; please contact a res life staff member for more info regarding storage availability.
  • Housing Schedule: Bowman Hall is open throughout the entire academic year from opening in August through closing in May.  Students who want to stay for the Winter/Semester break may need to register with their RD so that your card is activated for building access.

Quick Reference Guide for Bowman Complex:

  Bowman East
Bowman South
Bowman West
Who lives there?
First year students only
First Year  Students to Graduate Students
First year students only
Co-Ed or Single sex floors?
Co-Ed & Single Sex Floors
Co-Ed Floors
Co-Ed & Single Sex Floors
Suites available?
No Yes & Co-Ed

Room dimensions

16' 8" x 10' 6"
Single: 10' 5.5" x 7' 6"
Double: 16' 8" x 11'

16' 8" x 10' 6"
Floor to ceiling dimensions
8 ft. high 8 ft. high 8 ft. high 
Window Measurements



9' 5 1/4" x 3' 4 3/8 "



9' 5 1/4 " x 3'  4 3/8 "

7th Floor:

9' 3 1/4 " x 4'  5 3/4 "
9' 5 1/4 " x 3' 4 3/8 "