David C. Johnson Independence Hall is a contemporary hall housing 240 students on four floors. Each floor has three wings. Each wing has its own lounge fronted by a balcony, and kitchen area. Floors are coed by either alternating rooms or wings. Indy also has a large main lounge area with a plasma TV, ping pong, and pool tables.
There is a Community Adviser (CA) on each wing and a Hall Director who supervises the CA staff. The Hall Director is a full-time staff member of the Office of Residential Life and the CAs are returning Morris students. The Office of Residential Life staff members are available to help acquaint you with other residents, plan activities, and answer questions you may have about residence hall living or the Morris campus in general.
Each bedroom will be furnished with two beds, two desks and chairs, and two large closets. There are two large dressers and two small dressers in each bedroom. You must provide your own linen (mattresses measure 36x 80" requiring extra-long sheets), blankets, pillows, and towels.
Please consult with your roommate prior to making plans for bunks, carpets, TV, refrigerator, etc. Pets are not permitted, except aquarium fish.
Independence Hall is home to the Civic Engagement and Sustainability themed floors. Theme housing allows students with common interests and pursuits to live together and support each other through planned activities and formal interactions. Additionally, there is a special housing option for an all female floor. If you are interested in living in any of these communities, please check the appropriate box on your housing contract. Assignment to these spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis.
The small lounges provide an intimate gathering spot for floormates.
The lobby is designed for recreation and socializing. Ping pong, pool, and TV provide recreation opportunities, while the comfy furniture invites you to sit a while and enjoy the art work hanging throughout the lobby.
The kitchens on the A and C wings have a refrigerator and sink. On the B wings, there is also a stove for the hall students to use.
The laundry room contains six washers and six dryers. Please note, campus laundry rooms use water saving and energy saving high efficiency washers. Please follow all directions—including use of HE detergent.
David C. Johnson Independence Hall Facts
David C. Johnson Independence Hall it is configured into three four-story units or “pavilions” that are set at right angles to one another. The pavilions share joint stairwell towers that both separate the pavilions at each floor level and allow interconnection between them. Each floor of each pavilion is divided into five or seven double rooms, separated by a central lounge. Each lounge has its own balcony.
There are four handicapped accessible rooms on the first floor of the south unit.