Our dorms are rated 11th-best in the country by Business Insider, and best in the country by Niche.com! (Yet we keep our housing and food costs lower than many state schools, including UT.) (Yes, those are hardwood floors you see in some rooms.) Click here for more on our dorms.

Each two-person dorm room has internet access, personal temperature controls, movable furniture, and a private bath. The residence halls are each outfitted with two full-sized kitchens and laundry facilities that are available to students during the academic year.

Undergraduate dorms include Johnson Hall and Brown Hall.

All dormitories have a live-in residence director to maintain dorm operations and security. Each wing has two on-site residence assistants (RAs) who plan outings and events. All residence hall staff serve as a resource to students, fostering an environment of encouragement, comfort, and security.

Upon acceptance, each student will complete a housing application that surveys their interests and lifestyle habits. Once the application is completed, the residence director carefully pairs students for rooming assignments. Students are also given the option to request a desired roommate or room assignment.

Residence halls are within easy walking distance of the academic buildings, dining hall, student center, and Athletic and Recreation Complex. Bicycle racks are available across campus, and ample parking for student vehicles is available near the dorms.

Married & Nontraditional Students

Each school year around 100 students take advantage of the flexible housing options available to undergraduate students who are 23 or older, graduate students, or married students with or without children. These individuals and families experience the advantage of living in a supportive, close-knit community with access to campus amenities. Johnson offers a variety of housing options for these students, as outlined below. Contact the Student Life Office on the Tennessee campus to learn more.

All units are unfurnished.  All units have a refrigerator and range.

Duplex: These 1,000+ sf, 3 BR, 2 BA ranch style units are available to families with multiple children. Priority is given to families with children of different sex. Age of the children is also considered. The occupant is responsible for electric utilities.

Townhouses – These 1,000+ sf, 2 BR, 1 ½ BA two floor units are available to couples or families with one child or two children of the same sex. The occupant is responsible for electric and gas utilities.

Mobile Homes – Most are 14×56 and 14×66 foot units. The 14×56 are 2 or 3 BR and 1 or 2 BA. The 14×66 are 3 BR and 1 or 2 BA. These units are open to single, married, and families with children. The occupant is responsible electric utilities.

Bell Hall – Bell Hall apartments come in a wide variety of sizes from efficiencies at 230 SF to a 601 SF 1 BR, 1BA unit. There is one 2 BR, 1 BA. These units are available to single and married students without children. Utilities are included.

Sizes include:
Efficiency – one room
Studio – living area/bedroom; no door between
Large – living area and bedroom
XL – more space; living area and bedroom
XXL – bigger living area and two bedrooms