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Cedarwood Residence Hall

Welcome to Cedarwood!

In fall 2011, EMU’s Cedarwood residence hall became the first residence hall building in Virginia to receive LEED certification at the Gold level. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the highest environmental standards for construction. Cedarwood, which utilizes solar energy, was one of just 33 dorms nationwide to achieve gold at that time.

Highlights include:

  • a high efficiency mini-split heat pump system as efficient as geothermal without the need for in-ground wells
  • a bioretention filtration system that collects water from the roof in a rock bed to mitigate storm water run-off
  • a bike shelter with a demonstration green roof
  • lobby furniture hand-crafted from cedar trees that grew within a mile of campus

Cedarwood Living Communities

Students who are entering at least their second year of University may apply with a group of peers requesting a block of rooms where they can live together in community. Groups can come together for any reason - sports team affiliation, major/area of study, shared desires to live with a specific lifestyle, etc. A group consists of at least three students, who intentionally want to live together, occupying a minimum of 2 rooms together. 

More info

  • houses up to 126 students in pod-style setup 
  • individual heat/AC control in rooms
  • loft/bunk systems
  • carpeted rooms
  • built-in closet, dresser units
  • shades on windows
  • pod lounges with TVs/cable/DVD
  • computer hook-up and wireless Internet access available
  • kitchens in each pod
  • laundry facilities on 2nd floor
  • printer available main lounge on 1st floor
  • deck with access from 2nd floor main lounge
  • 36″ × 80″ long mattresses

Types of rooms

Double rooms: 
Rooms designed for two persons. Students who do not request a roommate will be assigned a roommate unless they have requested and agree to pay the upcharge for a double room as a single.

Triple rooms: 
Rooms designed for three persons. 

Room specs/dimensions

  • Standard room size : 11’ 4″ × 15′ 4" (including closets)
  • Triple rooms in pods :13’ 10″ × 17′ 4" (including closets)
  • Triple rooms in center on second and third floors: 15’4" x 18’0" (including closets)
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