Joe E. Berry Hall

Berry Residence Hall is conveniently located above one of our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls. It’s a six-story, co-ed building at the corner of Calhoun and St. Philip streets. Constructed in 1988 and renovated in 2003, Berry Hall features numerous community spaces and laundry rooms on each floor. Berry Hall is arranged with all suites opening to inside corridors. Each suite consists of two to three bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and a living room with a kitchenette; suites are shared by four to six students. Floors 1 through 3 are for Honors College students and are by invitation only. Read more about the Honors Living and Learning Community. Berry is air conditioned and equipped with high-speed internet via Wi-Fi and a 24-hour information/security desk. 

Berry Hall also houses City Bistro, one of two residential all-you-care-to-eat dining halls. With seven stations, this dining location offers an upscale rotating menu with items like delicious seafood, brick-oven baked pizzas and gourmet burgers. Located in the heart of City Bistro is a fresh salad bar stocked with an array of local produce, as well as a build-your-own deli sandwich station. And don't miss the Simple Selections station's allergen-friendly servings.

Take a 360° video tour of Berry Residence Hall. (The tour works best on mobile phones but can also be viewed on a desktop.) You can also check out this short tour with one of our RAs on the CofC Admissions Instagram channel. Please review room amenities below for the most up-to-date information. 

Room Amenities and Dimensions

  • Room dimensions vary, but 90% of the rooms are L-shaped with the main area (containing the beds and desks) measuring about 10' x 10' and the long strip (containing the wardrobe cabinets) measuring about 5' x 10'. Some rooms are slightly larger. Typically, there are 4’ of aisle space between the beds. A standard 3' x 5' rug easily fits and a 5' x 8' rug fits when the edges are under the beds.
  • Twin extra-long metal frame beds: 36” wide x 80" long with 12.25" clearance underneath. Reinforced plastic risers are the only permitted method to increase the clearance (by about 6 inches). Mattresses accept only twin extra-long sheets.
  • Wardrobe cabinet: 36” wide x 24” deep x 72” high. The bottom portion of the unit contains 2 drawers (36" wide x 24" deep). Wardrobe cabinets are equipped with a “hasp” that allows students to lock the wardrobes (but not drawers) with their own padlock.
  • Desk: 36” wide x 27” deep x 30” high. All desks have a retractable keyboard and mouse surface with rear storage.
  • Desk chair
  • One window: variable in size according to floor. 1st floor windows are 66.5" wide x 65" high. 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor windows are 26.5" wide x 65" high. 5th and 6th floor windows are 26.5" wide x 54" high. All windows are covered by 2" plantation blinds.

Meet the Berry Staff!