McDowell Hall is home to sophomore students, housing approximately 370 residents.
About The Hall
The building has a traditional residence hall design with corridor-style rooms and shared floor bathrooms. The hall also has suite-style accommodations for six students. In these suites, six students in three double rooms share a bathroom and kitchen. 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 is connected to Hughes Hall, a mixed sophomore and upperclassman building. Nearby is the Woods Brown Amphitheater, a peaceful and eventful green space for the AU community. The Cassell Fitness Center, open to all AU students, is across the street.
Personalize Your Room
Decorative and additional items 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 include resident assistants (RAs) and a community director(CD). McDowell’s RAs live in the building, acting as peer educators and helping residents connect to their community. The Hughes and McDowell 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.
- Wi-fi throughout building
Gender neutral bathrooms on each floor
Sink with garage disposal
Dining room table and chairs
- 24-hour front desk service
Printer in lobby
- Laundry rooms
All carpeted floors
- Cable-ready outlet
Windows with cellular shades
Built in closet with vanity
In-room Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections
Desk, chair, and bookshelf (newly replaced)
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 McDowell Hall: