Housing Options

For our upper division students, we offer a variety of housing options in the residence halls, theme houses, Greek houses, and apartments.

Buxton Hall

Buxton Hall, located at 606 N E, provides co-educational suite-style housing for 134 upper- division students. The large four-person rooms share a bathroom with the adjoining same-sex suite. Buxton Hall rooms also have the luxury of a sleeping area that is separate from the rest of the room. Built in 1967 and renovated in 1998 and 1999, Buxton Hall is adjacent to Blank-Pote Theatre and Picken Hall and near Carse Fitness Center and the Kent Campus Center. Buxton Hall is a substance free building (no smoking, alcohol, etc.) To see the Buxton floor plan click here.

Additional amenities of Buxton Hall include:

  • Individual room thermostat controls
  • Lounge/study area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending
  • A kitchen area
  • Computer room on the first floor.
  • Typical Buxton common room size: 13’1″ x 19’2″
  • Typical Buxton walkable common room size: 8’9″ x 17’1″

Picken Hall

Built in 1988, Picken Hall is a co-educational facility housing 94 upper- division students. It is located at 605 N D.Most rooms are set up as two-person suite-style rooms that share a bathroom with the room next door. Four rooms on the lower level are triple rooms with a community bath. Picken Hall is adjacent to Carse Fitness Center and Blank-Pote Theatre and near Kent Campus Center. Picken Hall is a substance-free building (no smoking, alcohol, etc.) To see the Picken floor plan click here.

Additional amenities of Picken Hall include:

  • A study area and a computer room on first floor
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending
  • TV lounge on the lower level
  • Typical Picken room size: 11’2″ x 15′
  • Typical Picken walkable room size: 11’2″ x 12’4″

Apartments

Simpson College owns seven apartment buildings: Clinton, Colonial, Detroit, Hamilton, Station Square, Washington, and Weinman. The apartments are primarily designated for students in their junior or senior years. Occasionally a sophomore may be able to get into an apartment through the housing lottery process but they remain unavailable for first-year students.

All apartments offer standard amenities which include:

  • Couch
  • Arm Chair
  • Coffee Table
  • Desk and Chairs
  • Dressers
  • Beds and Mattresses
  • Closets
  • Dining room table and Chairs
  • Window Blinds
  • Carpet/Linoleum
  • Oven Range
  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Dual sink in kitchen
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet ports for each resident
  • Laundry facilities
  • Cable TV

CLINTON

The Clinton Apartments, acquired by the College in 2007, will house residential students for the first time in the Fall of 2008. Located at 701 West Clinton, these apartments are located 1 block West of the Hamilton apartments and across from Irving Elementary.  Each side of this apartment building have 18 apartments will house two to four upper-division students in one and two-bedroom units. To see the Clinton floor, use these links: west or east.

Additional amenities of Clinton include:

  • New carpet, windows, paint, updated bathrooms and appliances
  • Wireless access points
  • Dishwasher
  • Patios and balconies

COLONIAL

Colonial Apartments, located at 504 North Buxton Street, is directly across from the Amy Robertson Music Center and next door to Washington Apartments. Acquired in 1993, this building houses two to four upper division students per apartment in 14 one- and two-bedroom units. Each apartment has one bathroom. This building, being close to heart of campus and having spacious parking, is highly desired by Simpson students. Colonial Floor Plan

Additional amenities of Colonial include:

  • Lamp for the living room
  • Outdoor charcoal grill
  • Bike racks

WASHINGTON

Washington Apartments, located at 500 North Buxton Street, is directly across from the Amy Robertson Music Center and next door to Colonial Apartments. Acquired in 1993, this building houses 2-4 upper division students per apartment in 12 one- and two-bedroom units. Each apartment has one bathroom. Being close to the heart of campus and having spacious parking, this building is highly desired by Simpson students.  Click here to see the Washington floor plan.

Additional amenities of Washington include:

  • Lamp for the living room
  • Locked storage closet in the hallway
  • Outdoor charcoal grill

STATION SQUARE

Station Square Apartments, located at 100 East Detroit, is directly across from the Simpson College Campus Services Office and Goodwill Store. Acquired in 2003, this building contains 22 4-person apartments and one 2-person apartment. Each apartment has two bathrooms. This building has been designated the only substance-free and 24-hour quiet hour apartment building on campus. The large rooms, extra bathroom, and added amenities make this building the most popular among upper division students. Residents also have the option to rent a garage during the school year. To see the Station Square floor plan click here.

Additional amenities of Station Square include:

  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator access
  • Patios and balconies
  • Bike racks

HAMILTON

Hamilton House Apartments, located at 501 West Clinton, is kiddy-corner from Bill Buxton Stadium and across from Irving Elementary School. Acquired in 1986 and renamed in honor of former Simpson College President, William E. Hamilton, this building contains 12 four-person apartments. Each apartment has one bathroom. The location of Hamilton House is perfect for students who want to be close to campus but somewhat removed. To see the Hamilton floor plan click here.

Additional amenities of Hamilton include:

  • Most units have balconies (on 2nd and 3rd floor)
  • Outdoor charcoal grill
  • Bike racks

WEINMAN

Weinman Apartments, located at 501 North E Street, is on the corner of Detroit and E Street and next door to Detroit Street Apartments. Acquired in 1993, this building was renamed in honor of the Weinman family. Containing 11 four-person apartments and one two-person apartment, this building is a short walk from campus. Each apartment has one bathroom. To see the Weinman floor chart click here.

Additional amenities of Weinman include:

  • Outdoor charcoal grill
  • Bike rack

Note: There are no lights in the bedrooms of Weinman, so it is strongly suggested that you bring lamps for those rooms.

DETROIT

Detroit Street Apartments, located at 608/700/702 Detroit Street, were acquired in 1993. They are comprised of three separate apartment buildings that make up the Detroit apartment community. Buildings 608 and 700 both contain 4 four-person apartments and one three-person apartment. Building 702 contains 4 four-person apartments. Each apartment has one bathroom. The Detroit apartments are a short walk from campus but have spacious parking opportunities. To see the Detroit floor plans, click on the individual building numbers (608/700/702).

Additional amenities of Detroit include:

  • Outdoor charcoal grill
  • Bike rack