Bruce Hall


Located on the corner of Chestnut Street and Avenue C, Bruce is arguably the most character rich hall within Housing. A standard level hall that houses residents of all classifications and majors, the only thing traditional about Bruce is its architecture. Built in 1946, Bruce is the oldest residence hall on-campus and boasts a history that includes a handful of famous ex-residents, such as Norah Jones and Don Henley.

Due to its close proximity to the Music Building, Bruce cultivates a creative-focused environment for all its residents. It is also home to the Jazz Studies and Music REAL Communities.*

*REAL (Residents Engaged in Academic Living) As a member of a REAL Community, residents who study the same major or have a common interest live together on the same wing. Through programs and activities, residents have the opportunity to network within their majors or interests. To learn more about REAL Communities, click on the REAL Communities tab above.


“Brucelings” can often be found in the lobby playing music, studying and socializing. Along with its eclectic mix of residents, Bruce is also known around campus for the programs it holds. Popular events include the annual Haunted House and Bruce Jam, a 12-hour lobby concert.


  • Double rooms rooms available with community baths
  • Music practice rooms and concert hall
  • Entertainment equipment available for checkout (DVD player, board games, etc.)
  • Ping pong, foosball and pool tables
  • Computer lab, wireless internet available building-wide (including courtyard)
  • TV lounge and kitchenette for public use
  • Laundry facilities
  • Courtyard with BBQ grills and fire pit
  • On-site cafeteria

Added Perks

  • Ceiling fans in resident rooms
  • Individually controlled heat/air conditioning
  • Centrally located on campus, directly across from the Music Building

Room Interior

Bruce Room Interior

Floor Plan

Bruce Floor Plan


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