Can I use a bed riser in my room to raise the
bed off the floor to gain storage space under the bed?
What are the dimensions of the closets?
The closet is 44.6" wide by 23" deep by 80" high. Another foot
of storage space is available above the closet as well. Mirrors are
attached to the closets.
Where are the mirrors in my room and in the
Each room has a full-length mirror on one
closet door. In the hallways, there is a full-length mirror
in between the elevators and in the north hallway.
What are the dimensions of the desks?
The desks have a movable filing cabinet that fits under the desk
and is 16" wide by 22"deep by 25" high; these desks have a sliding
What are the dimensions of the dressers?
The dresser is 30" wide by 24" deep by 30" high including three
How many outlets are there?
Can I bring my own furniture and store the
University furniture somewhere else in the hall?
Fitting other furniture in the rooms is difficult, but possible.
No storage exists in Orton for your furniture over the summer.
Is my room carpeted?
Yes. The rooms have wall-to-wall carpeting.
Are there shelves in the room? What are the
dimensions of the shelves?
Yes. There are 4 movable bookshelves, 36" long by 12" deep.
What are the dimensions of my room?
The rooms are 10' wide by 16'8" long.
What are the dimensions of the windows?
Windows are 8' wide by 4' tall. A section 2'6" wide by 4 feet
tall opens for fresh air.
Are there any rooms in this hall for people
Room 323 is disabled-accessible, and rooms 327 and 638 are
What public facilities in this hall are
The hall is generally accessible via a ramp in the front
entrance and via elevators.
Where are the outlets and computer hookups in
They are halfway up the wall near the windows. Computer ports
share a wall box but have separate outlets.
What amenities, such as pool tables, weight
rooms, etc., does Orton Hall have?
Orton has a pool table, a ping pong table, a weight room, a
vending room with an ice machine, a lobby TV, and a big screen TV
with stadium seating. A variety of games and equipment are
available at the front desk for residents use.
How are the bathrooms arranged in Orton
There are two bathrooms per floor separated by gender. Three
stalls per bathroom.
Are there study lounges in Orton Hall?
Each floor has a study lounge, and the Formal Lounge on the top
floor has many tables for large group study sessions.
What is the closest residential dining facility
to Orton Hall? Where will most of the people in my hall eat?
Southside Café. Students in Orton are not required to have a
dining account but approximately half do. A microfridge is provided
in each room in the hall and a kitchen area, with a full stove,
sink, and microwave is available on each floor.
Where do residents of Orton Hall Store their
In bike racks on the west side of the building. There are no
indoor rooms for bike storage.
What furniture comes with the room?
All rooms have closets, twin beds, small chests of drawers, and
desks. The rooms have lights over the desks and a ceiling light.
Both halls have wall carpeting and remodeled rooms. The beds in
both halls can be bunked.
How long are the bed frames? What is the size of the
The bed frames are 85" L by 38" W. The mattresses are 80" L by 36"
wide. Sheets with deep pockets are advisable.
How much space is under the bed?
In both halls the beds can be adjusted so that the bed can be
approximately 10", 20" or 30" above the floor depending on your
Where can I do my laundry? How much do the
washers and dryers cost?
One front-loading washer and one dryer are available on each
floor and shared by all residents of that floor. Laundry costs are
included in housing and dining fees.
How much common storage space does the hall have and where is it
Not much; there is one very small room on 12th floor available