Cassell Hall

Cassel Hall. Photo courtesy of Jeff Watts.

Cassell Hall is home to sophomore, junior, and senior students, housing approximately 350 residents living in suites.

The building is designed for suite-style living, where two students living in one room share a private bathroom with students within the same suite. Suites for four students in two rooms, or six students in three rooms sharing a common area and bathroom are available. 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 laundry room. The building stands above Cassell Fitness Center, open to all AU students. Nearby is the Woods Brown Amphitheatre, a peaceful and eventful green space for the AU community.

In-hall staff include resident assistants (RAs) and a community director (CD). Cassell’s RAs live in the building, acting as peer educators and helping residents connect to their community. The Cassell and Nebraska community has one CD, a professional staff member who works with RAs to foster a living-learning environment to bridge the academic and residential experience.

Cassell Hall is the University’s first LEED-certified residence hall, earning its Silver certification in 2017. The building’s green features include nearly 5,000 square feet of ground-level green roof and a 46 percent decrease in water use relative to standard buildings of similar size. A rooftop solar thermal system heats water, while the entire building is fueled by green power. Materials used inside the building were selected to reduce the number of particulates and pollutants emitted. Over 90 percent of the building has a view of the outdoors; for AU students busy studying, these features reduce stress and promote wellness.

Interested in getting involved in event planning and making a difference in your community? Get in touch with the Cassell and Nebraska Hall Council by contacting your RA and CD.

Approximate Dimensions

Room sizes and dimensions provided are approximate. Layouts or room configurations may vary due to the uniqueness of all residence hall accommodations.

Cassell Hall
Description Approximate Dimensions


14'8" x 11'9"

Built-in shelves



1'3.5" (W) x 1'7" (D) x 2' (H)


3'5" (W) x 2'6" (H) x 1'9" (D)

Wardrobe or built-in closet

2'11" (W) x 1'11" (D) x 6'0" (H)

Dresser or built-in drawers

2'5.5" (W) x 1'11.5" (D) x 1'8" (H)

Bed frame

3'1.25" (W) x 2'11" (H) x 6'6.5" (L)


Standard twin


Your Community

  • In addition to your RA, you're always welcome to reach out to your community director, a full-time student affairs professional.

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

  • Check out the history plaque in the front lobby!