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Residence Life

Rhodes students have a great range of living options on campus, each unique in design and layout, from the Spann Place Townhouses to our West Village apartments. Most residences house fewer than 100 students, and each has its own special features. While we require on-campus housing for the first three years, a large majority of students remain for the convenience, security, and social advantages of community living. Those living on campus enjoy laundry, parking, cable TV, and Wi-Fi at no additional cost. And since students’ key fobs provide access to all residences, they are free to enjoy the common areas in any hall, including study rooms, kitchens, lounges, social rooms with pool tables, and TVs.

Robertson Hall: A State-of-the-Art Science Facility

Robertson Hall is a 54,674-square-foot, cutting-edge science facility. It houses four biology faculty and two chemistry faculty, with six teaching labs, five research labs, and three classrooms. Among the facilities’ other features are unique seating areas for student collaboration; custom-designed furniture, cabinets, and storage units; and a walk-in cold laboratory that allows experiments to be conducted at refrigerated temperatures. 

Dining Facilities

Rhodes has two dining facilities on campus: The Catherine Burrow Refectory (“The Rat”) and The Lynx Lair. The Refectory is a cafeteria-style dining hall with a bakery, brick pizza oven, a cook-to-order food station, and a fireside lounge. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We also have the Lynx Lair, located in the Bryan Campus Life Center. The pub-style casual dining venue offers deli items, quesadillas, salads, and more. The pub serves draft beer (proof of age required) in the afternoons and evenings. 

Paul Barret, Jr. Library

The Paul Barret Jr. Library is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in August of 2005. The facility features a 24-hour study space and group study rooms, along with facilities for studying library collections. Also included in the Barret Library are areas for peer-tutoring and writing assistance, computer laboratories, a distraction-reduced testing room, and the Digital Media Lab.

Burrow Hall

Burrow Hall houses many student services. Students can learn about study abroad in the International Studies Office and internship opportunities in the Career Services Office. At Rhodes Express, students can pay bills, have new keys made, and buy tickets to Memphis-area events at discounted prices. The Office of Admission is also located in Burrow Hall, as are many academic services.