Cowden Hall Exterior

Cowden is a traditional, coed hall located in central campus. This three-floor building houses first-year participants of the University Honors program and other freshmen interested in living in a close-knit community that promotes academic excellence. We take pride in our various hall traditions and events, while simultaneously fostering an academically-focused environment for our   hard-working residents. This combination of academics and eccentricity makes Cowden hall an exciting, unique place for residents to call home.

In addition, it houses Freshman Connections and some Residential Learning Communities, and is a 24-hour quiet hall. 

View 3-D floor plan

Double Room

Cowden 3-D top view

Cowde 3-D iso view 

Triple Room

Cowden Triple Room - top view - 7-14
Cowden Triple Room - sliced view 7-14
Room features
  • two students per room (with an option of three students per room in a triple room)
  • one 3.9 cubic ft. refrigerator with freezer
  • two loft beds
  • two desks
    • one drawer - measures 42" x 24" x 30"
    • door unit (below drawer) - 16" x 16"
  • two chairs
  • two dressers
    • three drawers - each one measures 28" x 8" 
  • two wardrobes
    • each wardrobe measures 36" x 24" x 71"
  • two mounted shelves with lights
  • one bookshelf
  • carpet
Room dimensions
  • common space: 168" x 188"
Hall features
  • community kitchens on each floor
  • laundry rooms
  • community bathrooms
  • 24-hour computer lab
  • 24-hour quiet hall
  • resource center with tutoring
  • exercise room
  • front desk

Housing options available in this hall

2014-2015 Cowden Hall Rates

The 2014-2015 academic year rate is $4,824 per person for a double room. For your convenience, rent is billed directly to your student LOUIE account.
Total 2014-2015
Academic Year Rent
Discounted Triple Room
Standard Double Room
Fall Semester Rent$1,912$2,412
Fall Semester Payments*
Due 8/18
Due 9/15, 10/15, 11/15/2014$478$603
Spring Semester Rent$1,912$2,412
Spring Semester Payments
Due 1/6, 2/15, 3/15, 4/15/2015
Spring-Only Rent$2,296$2,896
Spring-Only Payments*
Due 1/6, 2/15, 3/15, 4/15/2015
* Includes $175 Housing Rent Confirmation for students new to housing

All utilities are included in rent:

  • electricity
  • gas
  • water
  • sewer
  • trash
  • cable TV
  • high-speed wired and wireless internet