The dorms at Alverno are extremely spacious and have high ceilings and large windows. The rooms in Austin Hall all have built-in shelving units, drawers, spacious closets, and a sink accompanied by shelves and cupboards, so students do not have to bring as much of their own furniture or storage containers. Rooms also come equipped with cable and Internet hookups, as well as a microwave and mini-fridge—for no extra charge. Austin Hall is a community, and students from all different years live together on wings.
Living on campus is quite convenient and is not just for students who are right out of high school. Clare Hall offers students of all ages a place to live that still gives them freedom, as well as the convenience of living on campus. Some downsides to living on campus are that there's no air conditioning, less freedom if you live in Austin Hall, and you live with women all day, every day.