East Quadrangle

701 East University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1245
General Information:  (734) 764-0100
Facsimile:  (734) 763-3998

Location:  Central Campus

Meal Serving Unit:  Yes

Extended Hours:  No

Breakfast Served:  Yes

Resident Population and Composition:
Approximately 900; the population of East Quad is culturally, ethnically, and academically diverse.

Resident Staff Size, Composition, Special Features:
21 Resident Advisors, 4 Resident Directors, 1 Minority Peer Advisor, 1 Minority Peer Advisor Assistant, 1 Head Librarian, 1 Resident Computer Systems Consultant, 1 Academic Peer Advisor.

House Council/Minority Councils:
East Quad Representative Assembly and Abeng - East Quad's multicultural council - collaborate to provide support, programming, and involvement opportunities to students.

Special Corridor/House Arrangements:
One all-male and one all-female corridor; all halls are designated either substance-free or non-smoking with the exception of the "smoking clusters" on the 3rd and 4th floor south side (Anderson, Cooley, Hayden, Strauss); 72 substance-free rooms, 344 non-smoking rooms.

Academic Programs:
Two living-learning programs are housed in and vital to the East Quad community.  Residential College:  Degree-granting unit of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.  Living-learning program (two-year residency requirement) with liberal arts faculty and academic advising offices all in East Quadrangle; 22 classrooms with over 70 academic courses offered annually.  Inteflex:  Eight-year premedical/medical program with faculty and advising offices, and several classes in East Quad.

Special Facilities:
Darkroom. recreational rooms, dance studio, game room, four music practice rooms, art studios, language labs, the Halfway Inn Snack Bar, East Quadrangle/Residential College Auditorium, Residential College Art Gallery, and quiet reading room.

Micro-Computer Cluster:
East Quad's ResComp site offers 19 Power Mac 7500 computers, 7 Pentium computers, a color scanner and laser printer.  It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for East Quad residents and RC students, staff, and faculty.

Public Area, Meeting Space and Study Space:
Benzinger Library, Greene Lounge and Madrigal Lounge.  Other hall lounges:  basement Hayden, 1st Strauss, 2nd Prescott, 2nd Anderson, 2nd Cooley, 3rd Tyler/Greene, 4th Tyler/Greene, and the Abeng lounge; all Residential College classrooms plus the East Quad/Residential College Auditorium; and alcoves throughout the residence hall.

Special Traditions:
Multi-Cultural Festival, Arts Festival, art exhibits, annual courtyard music festival, Benzinger lecture series, Campus Day  tours, Martin Luther King High School visits, live musical performances sponsored by the Music Co-op, and "weekly omelets made to order."

Foreign language dining room tables; Resident College Writers; Residential College Players and drama productions; German Theater; and East Quadrangle Faculty Lecture Series and film series.

Professional Staff in Building:  On-site Coordinator of Residence Education (CORE), Dining Services & Facilities Managers, Office Coordinator, Secretary, and Housing Security Officer.

History:  East Quadrangle was completed in two phases: the first, in 1941, at a cost of $1.2 million; and the second, in 1948, at a cost of $2.3 million.  East Quad has been home to the Residential College since 1966, but the facility has donned other hats in earlier years.  Constructed as an all-male residence hall and as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), East Quad offered housing for the Military Intelligence Department, Army Air Force, and Army Engineers.  During the war, this residence hall was used to train soldiers in Japanese language and weather observation.  In 1952, East Quad became co-educational.

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