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*Please note rooms shown have been decorated for presentation purposes. The bedding, pillows, towels and all decorative housewares seen in these images are NOT included in the room. See below for a list of items included in each room.

Hastings Hall, the oldest residence hall at HLS, consists of 56 suites accommodating 97 residents. There are five entryways as well as five floors to Hastings Hall. Although floors throughout Hastings Hall are coed, suites operate on a dynamic gender where suitemates must be of the same gender to share a suite. There are a combination of shared single-sex and gender inclusive bathrooms in each entryway on every floor but the fifth floor. The fifth floor has no bathroom. Each bathroom is shared by 4 – 7 residents. Hastings Hall was renovated with new furniture, carpets, paint, blinds, and improved WiFi during the 2017 Summer.

Advantages to Living in Hastings Hall

  • Suite-style setting makes the quietest community on campus
  • Largest rooms on campus
  • Only resident hall with suitemate option
  • Close to Langdell Library and the Hemenway Gym

Hastings Hall Room Types

ROOM TYPE
TOTAL ROOMS*
APPROX. SQUARE FOOTAGE

Single one-bedroom suite
25

100-150 sq ft plus private living area

Please refer to floor plan for studio room 553.
Single bedroom in a two-bedroom suite
36

100-150 sq ft plus shared living area
*NOTE: This table provides the number of room types in each residence. It DOES NOT reflect the number of rooms that may be available.

Furnishings and Amenities of Hastings Hall

Bedroom/Studio Furnishings (all bedrooms are single-occupancy)

  • Extra long twin bed
  • Desk with rolling desk chair
  • Dresser/chest of drawers
  • Bookshelf
  • Closet
  • Waste basket & recycle bin
  • Wireless and wired Internet access

Living Room Furnishings

  • One loveseat couch
  • One arm chair
  • One eating table and a pair of chairs
  • One bookshelf
  • One TV stand/or additional bookshelf
  • Bay windows in some rooms
  • Window seats in some rooms

Building Amenities

  • There is no central air conditioning available in any of the rooms in Hastings Hall
  • Communal kitchen and dinning area in basement
  • Communal kitchen is equipped with refrigerators, electric stove/oven, microwave oven, toaster and water filtration unit
  • Communal kitchen is also equipped with basic cooking/food prep items; pots/pand, cooking utensils, measuring cups, cutting boards, and oven mitts
  • Single laundry facilities is located in the basement
  • Communal bathrooms on each floor except the fifth floor where there is no bathroom
  • Located directly on Massachusetts Avenue and MBTA bus line

Floor Details

Hastings Hall is divided into five separate brownstones with separate entry ways. Each entry way has five floors. Students within an entry can access a different entry or the communal spaces in Hastings Hall using the basement level of the residence.

Entry 1Entry 2Entry 3Entry 4Entry 5
BasementKitchen

Laundry

Lounge

Vending Machines
Floor 1

Coed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom
Coed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom
Coed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom
Coed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom
Coed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom
Floor 2

Coed Floor

Female
Bathroom
Coed Floor

Male
Bathroom
Coed Floor

Male
Bathroom
Coed Floor

Female
Bathroom
Coed Floor

Female
Bathroom
Floor 3

Coed Floor

Male
Bathroom
Coed Floor

Female
Bathroom
Coed Floor

Female
Bathroom
Coed Floor

Male
Bathroom
Coed Floor

Male
Bathroom
Floor 4

Coed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom
Coed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom
Coed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom
Coed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom
Coed Floor

Gender-Inclusive Bathroom
Floor 5\AtticCoed Floor

No Bathroom
Coed Floor

No Bathroom
Coed Floor

No Bathroom
Coed Floor

No Bathroom
Coed Floor

No Bathroom

Floor Plans

Tour Hastings Hall

Ready to explore Hastings Hall? Click the button below to take a virtual tour!

Disclaimer:

The Hastings Hall virtual tour showcased below was created during the summer of 2021. Since then the heating system has undergone modifications. As such, the tour will not accurately reflect such changes until a new virtual tour production is completed.

Different view options:

In the lower left of the image, you can select the “View Dollhouse” icon to see a three-dimensional image of the space, or the “View Floorplan” icon to see a two-dimensional layout. From either of these views, select the “Explore 3D space” icon, in the shape of a person, to return to the tour.

Room Rates