Hanselman Hall, home to about 220 first-year students, 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. Hanselman is one of three halls housing the new Montserrat program, a living-learning program for all first-year students. Hanselman is home to the Global Cluster for 2011-2012.
There are six Resident Assistants (RAs) and one Head Resident Assistant (HRA) in Hanselman who are supervised by a CDC (a live-in professional staff member). Hanselman House Council organizes a variety of hall events such as service projects and dance parties, while other RA coordinated events such as the Hanseljam Coffeehouse featuring musical performances, create a community within the building.
The Hanselman common lounge, kitchen, and study spaces, contain a big screen TV, DVD/VCR player, and an antique piano. 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 and triples, 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.
Here is a floor plan for a typical double room in Hanselman Hall. Click on floor plan for a large view.