First Year Students will be housed in Austin and Pickett Residence Halls. In most cases, these rooms are double occupancy and are approximately 16’ x 12’. They will participate in the First Year Connections program. First Year Connections provides students with learning experiences that foster a smooth transition to college, academic success, personal growth and social responsibility. All first year students have the opportunity to learn and grow together. Realizing that the transition to college does not occur in the first few days or months, this program is designed to aid in the acclimation and acculturation of students to Wilmington College as they develop there identity as a student and as a leader for the future.
First Year Connections is structured to bridge the learning opportunities in the residence hall with those among the campus community allowing students to take full advantage of the programs designed to promote a successful transition.
Construction on the first portion of the building began in 1955 and was completed in 1957. Construction was made possible by a generous gift from Albert Austin.
The building is named for Dr. G. M. Austin and his family. This residence hall adjoins Pickett Hall and can house about 145 men and women on separate floors. Austin Hall has laundry and lounge facilities, as well as vending machines.
Each student room is furnished with desks or study tables, chairs, beds, dressers, and wardrobe closets. Each student room also has basic cable TV hookups. Each floor has a single-sex bathroom.
Pickett Hall was dedicated October 24th, 1965. The facilities are similar to those in Austin Hall. This hall can house about 250 men and women on separate floors. Pickett Hall has laundry and lounge facilities, as well as vending machines.
Each student room is furnished with desks or study tables, chairs, beds, dressers, and wardrobe closets. Each student room also has telephone and basic cable TV hookups.
Each floor has a communal bathroom. (Austin and Pickett Halls share a lobby on the first floor, and a TV lounge on the second floor.)