Hanselman is one of three halls that houses the Montserrat program, a living-learning program that all first-year students participate in. Hanselman houses mainly first-year students but is also home to a small population of sophomores. House Council organizes a variety of hall events such as service projects and dance parties, while other resident assistant-coordinated events such as the Hanselman Coffeehouse featuring musical performances create a community within the building. Hanselman is home to 190 first-year students and a small number of sophomore students.
The Hanselman common lounge, kitchen, and study spaces contain a big screen TV and DVD/VCR player. Also in the basement is the laundry facility and a common kitchen equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and stove for cooking meals. In addition, the study space is adjoined by a satellite faculty office where college faculty can meet with students to foster the living-learning community.
Rooms are doubles; an average room size is 12' x 18' with tiled floors. Every room has a window and fire-retardant drapes. Students each have one desk, desk chair, desk lamp, dresser, bookcase, and bed. The twin beds are extra long and "college size" sheets are recommended. As overhead lighting is not provided in every room, students are encouraged to bring an extra non-halogen lamp.
Hanselman Hall was built in 1953 and named after the College’s 17th president, Rev. Joseph F. Hanselman, S.J., who served as president from 1901–1906. There are six resident assistants (RAs) and one head resident assistant (HRA) in Hanselman who are supervised by an Area Coordinator (a live-in professional staff member).
Here is a floor plan for a typical double room in Hanselman Hall.