Sewall Hall was the first residence hall built on campus, in 1934, and was originally for women only. It is named after Joseph A. Sewall, the first president of the University of Colorado. Sewall was designed by Charles Klauder, the renowned architect who established the university's Tuscan vernacular style, and Sewall is considered the most complete expression of Klauder's vision. Students love Sewall for its charm, history, and strong sense of place.
Sewall is conveniently located close to Norlin Library, Macky Auditorium, and the Recreation Center. Most university classroom buildings are also within easy walking distance. Sewall has its own dining hall as well as a grab-n-go convenience store. All rooms and classrooms in Sewall have wireless internet access and there are multiple study lounges throughout the building.
There are four classrooms in Sewall Hall. All Sewall RAP classes are held in these classrooms. When not in use for classes, students are welcome to use the rooms for studying.
Harding Lounge is the main lounge and study area in Sewall Hall. There are open-access lounge areas in each wing of the building. When not in use for classes, students may also use the classrooms in Sewall for studying.
Sewall is home to 330 students and features nearly 200 rooms, four lounges, four classrooms, a full-service dining hall, and a convenient market. Sewall is a co-educational building. Sewall has primarily singles and doubles, with a limited number of triples and quads. All rooms have wireless internet access. The rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, closet, and trashcans. Please see the Housing Department's website for more information about Sewall Hall. You'll also find information listed within the Housing application portal.
Sewall’s dining hall is on the ground floor of the building and is open to all students who have a meal plan with Dining Services. Sewall RAP faculty enjoy holding their office hours in the dining hall with their students.
Click here to learn more about Sewall dining's hours and menu.
Sewall’s market is conveniently located next to the dining hall.
Click here for its hours and details.
Housing has an extensive website with all the information you need about mail, packages, laundry, security and more.
Sewall Hall has separate bathrooms for men and women, conveniently located in each hallway. All bathrooms have shower facilities.
The University of Colorado at Boulder has plenty of options for transportation.
- There is plenty of bicycle parking outside of Sewall.
- For information about parking, please see the Parking Services website
- All CU students get a bus pass which gives them free access to all city buses in the Denver/Boulder metro area, including the light rail trains in Denver. Click here for the RTD website, which includes schedules and trip planners.