Traber-Smith Residence Hall

Smith-Traber Hall

Smith-Traber houses 408 freshmen and sophomore students.


Smith and Traber rooms are situated around a central bath and floor lounge, which enhance the sense of community among residents. Smith features five floors of women's rooms configured as four-person suites with the option of converting to two-person double rooms. Smith was built in 1961 and fully renovated in 1997. It houses 168 freshmen and sophomore women. Traber features six floors of men's rooms configured as double and triple rooms. It was built in 1970 and fully renovated in 1997. Traber houses 240 freshmen and sophomore men and is equipped with two elevators. Smith and Traber share all lobby spaces.

Each room is equipped with:

  • a 36" x 80" extra long mattress for each student
  • one bulletin board
  • six electrical outlets
  • one internet port per student (IT Services website
  •  RT London modular furniture system that offers different lofting configurations depending on the size and space of the room
  • air conditioning/forced air heat in each room
  • one wardrobe per student (Smith) 6'3" high (42"wide and 2' deep) or one closet per student with hinged outward folding doors (Traber)
  • one desk chair per student
  • a wastebasket
  • miniblinds
  • carpet
  • mirror
  • one towel bar or hook per student

General information:

  • Average number of students per floor: 32 (Smith); 40 (Traber)
  • Room dimension: 16' x 11.5' (Smith); 12' x 17.5' (Traber)
  • Window dimension: 50" x 73" (Smith); 50" x 86" (Traber)
  • Wardrobe dimensions (Smith): 22" depth x 40.5" width
  • Closet dimensions (Traber): 22" depth x 47.5" width
  • The bed height is 9 inches off of the ground allowing some storage underneath.
  • A central bathroom is located on each floor.
  • A central laundry room is shared by the entire building.
  • Laundry room is equipped with an ironing board. (Traber floor lounges are also equipped with an ironing board.)
  • Limited summer storage is available.
  • Limited indoor bike storage is available.
  • Outdoor bike racks are available during the academic year.
  • One vacuum is located on each floor.
  • Smith-Traber contains a hall kitchen shared by the entire building, which includes two stoves, a refrigerator, microwave and minimal cooking utensils.
  • Also shared by the entire building are foosball/pool/ping pong tables, a copy machine, a Prayer Chapel, Quiet Study Room, 24-hour computer lab, conference room, and community TV lounge. Wireless internet is available in the main lobby.

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