Completed in 2003, Williams Hall is a five-story, 85,000-square foot building. The apartments accommodate 244 seniors in 61 apartments that consist of a living room, dining area, full kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. There are five Residence Life staff members who live and work in the building, five resident assistants (RAs) and a head resident assistant (HRA). The associate director of Housing and Residence Life also lives in the building.
On the ground floor, there is a function room boasting a walk-out balcony with a beautiful view of Worcester. It is used by residents of the building as well as by other students or faculty and staff to host social gatherings. There is also a laundry room on the ground floor and each floor has a study room. A gas grill on the north side of the building is available for residents to use. Since the apartment building houses seniors, hall programming includes workshops and other events to help residents with job searches and prepare for life after Holy Cross.
Apartment amenities include:
Bedroom (per person):
1 low bunk-able bed (extra-long college mattress included)
Chest with 2 drawers
Desk with 3-drawer pedestal with pencil, keyboard tray
Desktop bookcase with overhead light
Desk chair with padded seat and back (2-position)
1 coffee table
2 end tables
Dining table (42” diameter)
4 wood chairs
1 three-seat couch
2 barrel-style lounge chairs
2 stool chairs for breakfast counter
3 drawers (for utensils)
Full-size refrigerator and freezer
Full-size stove top and oven
Built-in garbage disposal
Microwaves are allowed but students must bring their own
Double sink for dual usage
Corner storage rack
Here is a floor plan for a typical apartment. Click on floor plan for a large view.