Helen Newberry Hall

423 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1329
General Information:  (734) 764-1162

Location:  Central Campus

Meal Serving Unit:  Yes (Barbour)

Extended Hours: No

Breakfast Served:  No

Resident Population and Composition:
Barbour/Newberry: Approximately 240 students: 100% Female; 70% First-year.

Resident Staff Size, Composition, Special Features:
Barbour/Newberry: 1 Resident Director, 5 Resident Advisors, 1 Minority Peer Advisor Assistant, 1 Head Librarian, 1 Resident Computer Systems Consultant.

Student Government/House Council/Minority Councils:
A'subuhi Minority Council (Includes West Quadrangle, Barbour, and Newberry)
9 House Councils: 2 all houses (B/N Council and WQBN Council)
Annual budgets range from $2000-$5000, depending upon individual house dues (voted upon by residents).

Special Facilities:
Betsey Barbour: Private dining room, Kitchenette.
Helen Newberry: Dance/exercise room, library.

Special Corridor/House Arrangements:
Barbour Hall: All female, 1 substance-free corridor, several smoking rooms.
Newberry Hall: All female, 1 substance-free corridor.

Academic Programs:
Academic advisor available 1 day per week for Barbour/Newberry (in Barbour).

Micro-Computer Cluster:
Barbour/Newberry: 3 work stations: Mac Plus; Imagewriter.

Study Space Description:
Most houses have at least 1 common lounge for studying, relaxation, or TV; large study area in West Quadrangle, libraries.

Meeting Space:
3 public use rooms with reservation & clearance through CORE's office (at least four weeks in advance).

Public Area Space:
Large lounge, concourse with vending machines, laundry facilities, pinball area.

Special Programs/Opportunities:
Work available at Front Desk, Dining Services and Facilities.

Professional Staff in Building:
On-site Dining Services, Facilities managers, and Coordinator of Residence Education. Residence Hall staff consists of: Office Coordinator, secretary, desk clerk, 48 resident staff, and 25 student temporary employees.

The construction of the Helen Newberry Residence in 1915 was the result of a generous gift from Mrs. Helen Newberry's three children.  The original cost of the building was $75,000.  An exclusively all-female residence since its founding, the building was formerly the property of the Student Christian Association.  In 1925, U-M purchased the facility for $25,000.

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