Joe E. Berry Hall

Berry Residence Hall is 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 2-3 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms, and 1 living room with a kitchenette; suites are shared by 4-6 students. Floors 1-3 are for Honors College students and are by invitation only. Berry is air conditioned and equipped 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 7 stations, this facility offers an upscale rotating menu consisting of items such as delicious seafood, brick-oven baked pizzas, and gourmet burgers. Located in the heart of the 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.

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) is 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!