Located on the far south end of campus next to Hinman Dining Hall, Jones Residential Hall has been closed since the fall of 2017, but this fall it will reopen after having undergone some minor renovations. Around 112 freshmen will be living in Jones, along with three residential assistants (RAs).
Jones has a mix of singles and doubles. Singles are usually 8’x12’ while doubles are generally 12’x14’. Although Jones is air conditioned, residents do not control over the temperature of their room, but every room does have a large window that can be partially opened. The flooring is luxury vinyl tile, which looks like wood, but has a softer feel. Each student will also have their own desk and chair, dressers, and a closet.
Each room in Jones is part of a suite, which includes five or six rooms as well as an open lounge with chairs and couches. These lounges provide a great space for everything from studying to hanging out with friends. All suites are co-ed, but the multi-stall bathrooms are divided by gender. In addition, each floor has a kitchen, which includes a fridge, a microwave, a stove, an oven, and a sink.
The first floor of Jones includes practice rooms and a main lounge. Some additional rooms on the first floor may be used for conferences and Residential Services programming. Laundry is located in the basement and the machines are free to use.
Before it closed in the fall of 2017, Jones was the Fine and Performing Arts Residential College, but this year, Jones will be a Residential Hall. This change means that there will not be any thematic programming for Jones residents nor will Jones have faculty fellows. However, Jones residents will still be able to participate in general programing for the South Residential Area, and a Graduate Assistant (GA) has been assigned to the hall.
With a great location close to downtown Evanston, new furniture, and an updated wifi network, Jones has a lot to offer incoming students as their on-campus home!