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Buxton has a shared kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, oven, cooktop, sink and microwave, available for residents 24/7. In addition, each floor has a shared microwave. Cooking equipment is available for checkout from the front desk. Residents of the Second Year & Above community have access to an additional large kitchen on the first floor.
Residents in Buxton and Hawley share a large lounge on the first floor of Hawley with cable TV, couches, and games. There are also smaller lounges and study spaces on each floor of both buildings. All lounges are available to residents 24/7. Board games, video games, and more are available for checkout from the front desk each evening.
Engineering Living-Learning Community: All pre-engineering majors are welcome in the Engineering Living-Learning Community.
This unique living community is a great way for pre-engineering students to make friendships and create connections between their in-class and out-of-class experiences. Residents can get to know College of Engineering faculty and advisors outside of the classroom, and also have access to the DamLab Makerspace, a state-of-the-art lab equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC mills and other tools, on the first floor of Buxton Hall.
Second Year and Above: The first floor and some corner suites on upper floors contain a Second Year & Above community for engineering students who have already completed at least one year of college. Second Year & Above community residents can access a private lounge, a large updated kitchen, and single-user gender-inclusive bathrooms on the floor.
Women in Science and Engineering: The fifth floor of Buxton is home to a Women in Science Engineering (WISE) floor, an opportunity for women in science to gain coaching and mentorship specific to their program.
Single-Gender Suites: Buxton has single-gender suites that are available to students requesting a religious exemption. Residents of these suites agree to no visitors of the opposite gender and a substance-free environment.
Professional Staff: Each hall has a professional Resident Director, who lives on campus, supervises student staff members, and is available to meet with students one-on-one for guidance and support.
Student Staff: A team of student staff members lives in Buxton Hall to assist residents.