Anderson Hall

Anderson hall building

Anderson Hall is home to the largest first-year population on campus, housing over 770 residents. 

About the Hall

Anderson Hall has a traditional residence hall design with fully furnished double and triple rooms. Shared hall bathrooms are just on the north and south side of the building. Each floor community has a central lounge space with a kitchen, lounge furniture, and television for students to study or socialize with their community. Each floor also has a study lounge and a laundry room.

Personalize Your Room

Decorative and additional items (bedding, MicroFridge) can be purchased from the HRL coordinated vendors through our Personalize Your Room webpage.  Each room will include the furniture noted on this webpage.

In-Hall Staff

In-hall staff include resident assistants (RAs) and community directors (CDs). Andersons' RAs live on each floor, acting as peer educators and helping residents transition to university life and connect to their community. The Anderson community has two CDs, professional staff members supervises RAs to foster a living-learning environment to bridge the academic and residential experience.

  • Wi-fi throughout building
  • Cable-ready TV with HDMI cord in lounge area
  • Elevators 
  • Mailrooms
  • 24-hour front desk service
  • Single-user gender neutral bathrooms 
  • Community kitchen
    • microwave 

    • stove cooktop 

    • oven  

    • sink with garage disposal  

    • dining room table and chairs

  • Study lounges
  • Laundry rooms
  • Vending machines
  • Single, double, and triple-style furnished rooms with adjustable beds
  • Windows with rollershade blides 
  • Built-in closet with vanity  
  • Desk, chair, and bookshelf 
  • Mostly carpeted floors 
  • In-room Wi-Fi and ethernet connections
  • Cable-ready outlet


Virtual Tours

Our virtual tours are representative of a given room type. Each space varies based on room sizes and dimensions.  Each virtual tour includes some decorative items and a MicroFridge to show what the room looks like when occupied, but these items are not included in rooms. Bed lofts, visible in the double and triple room configurations, will not be included in rooms for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Click below to view virtual tours of Anderson Hall



The First Year Residential Experience, known as FYRE, is the umbrella community for all students that live on campus during their first-year (Anderson, Centennial, Letts & Roper Halls). Throughout the year, there are a ton of out-of-the classroom programs & opportunities for residents to learn, make connections, engage with other student support offices, and have fun.

Living Learning Communities 

AU HONORS is committed to interdisciplinary scholarship and personal growth, with a rigorous four-year curriculum. 

Community Based Research Scholars is a first-year living-learning community that emphasizes responsible and meaningful service learning through community-based research opportunities.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE is the oldest and largest living learning community on campus, with six themed floor communities all housed within Anderson Hall.

Your Community

  • Get involved in your Residence Hall Association or Hall Council.

  • Check out the history plaque in the front lobby!


Community Directors

Darrian Slater_CD

Darrian Slater

"My experience of being a CD in Anderson Hall has been very fulfilling. Working with our first-year students has been rewarding, despite some challenges."


Dominique Overman_CD

Dominique Overman

"Being a Community Director in Anderson Hall has been fulfilling and worthwhile. One of the most meaningful parts of my job is ensuring that residents feel welcome and included as their authentic selves in our community."


Building Information

 Anderson front desk #: (202) 885-7700