Historic campus, seaside city
The College has four residence halls: one for women, two for men, and one for both men and women.
Ponce de Leon Hall, a masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance Revival architecture originally built as a luxury hotel in 1888, houses approximately 480 female students and is the central building on campus. The other female residence hall is located at the Florida East Coast Towers, which houses about 130 females. The three men’s residence halls are Lewis House, a residence hall for approximately 180 men; Cedar Hall, housing approximately 104 men; and the Florida East Coast Towers, which houses about 130 males.
All residence halls are secured by card access, have their own laundry facilities, and are located within walking distance of other campus facilities, including classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, the Proctor Library, the Dining Hall, Ringhaver Student Center, and recreational facilities. Beds in all residence halls are twin-sized XL. There are bunk beds in some rooms, but these can be un-bunked if the residents wish. All bathrooms have showers; no bathtubs are available. All rooms are furnished, with each student will having a bed, closet/wardrobe, dresser, desk, and desk chair. Students must provide linens, bedding, and pillows. Additionally, each room has a microfridge and microwave. Security is stationed at all of our dorms 24/7. Cable is available for students who would like it, and the price depends on the local provider. Free WIFI is available in all the residence halls, as well as around campus.
Our campus is conveniently located in historic downtown St. Augustine, with shops, restaurants and the waterfront just a short walk away. St. Augustine Beach, a popular place to live for many upperclassmen, is across the Bridge of Lions, about four miles from campus.
- Ponce de Leon Hall
The main building of the former ponce de Leon Hotel is now used primarily as a residence hall for women. When the hotel was converted into residence halls, each dorm room kept its unique qualities. Rooms range in size from single room, which are quite uncommon, to double, triple, and even quadruple occupancy. The number of students people per room varies, although roommates are matched up based on student housing forms that help pair up students with similar interests.
Henry Flagler designed his hotel with his guests in mind and, actually built every room different from the next. That way, guests would have a different experience every time they came back to stay. This incredible attention to detail is now something our female residents enjoy every day.
*The circled numbers do not reflect true occupancy values.
- Lewis House
Lewis House is one of three male residence halls. It is three-story building housing 180 students. It was completed in 1987, recently renovated, and includes several common areas for students to gather.
- Cedar Hall
Cedar Hall is another one of our male residence halls, and was completed in 2006. Men living there are provided with their own bed, dresser, desk, and private closet.
- F.E.C. Towers
With the addition of the old Florida East Coast Railway buildings, the College enhanced the historic significance of its campus. The three towers, constructed in 1922, 1923, and 1926, served as the headquarters for the Florida East Coast Railway. Henry Flagler developed the company to link his chain of luxury hotels, including the Hotel Ponce de Leon, which extended from Jacksonville to Key West. All the towers have undergone recent renovations and now serve as residence halls for male and female upperclassmen.