Housing Office Emerson Hall
Panoramic views of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands and the Santa Ynez Mountains greet the residents of Emerson each day. Perched at the very top of campus, this two-story building features four split-level living areas, each with a traditional hallway to which all the rooms open. The two upper floors have high, angled ceilings, a popular feature that provides a roomy interior and extra storage possibilities.
The beautiful outdoor patio boasts views of the Channel Islands, a gas grill, and outdoor lights, creating a fun atmosphere with great opportunities for community building. Around 100 first year students and sophomores call Emerson home each year. Men and women occupy alternate floors. New students (first-years and some transfers) live three to a room, and returning second-year students reside in rooms with double occupancy. Each floor has its own centrally located laundry room and community bathroom. Emerson features special accessibility to comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disability Act.