South Campus Residence Halls
Mudd-Blaisdell, the largest residence hall on South Campus, houses over 280 students in singles and one-room doubles. It is situated around a grassy courtyard and is adjacent to tennis courts and a swimming pool. Two large central lounges provide students with a break from hall life. Other facilities in the residence hall include two kitchens, a conference room, two laundry rooms in the basement and a sun deck on the roof. Mostly first-year students occupy the one-room doubles. Mudd-Blaisdell was completely renovated and air conditioning was installed during the summers of 2000 and 2001. Mudd-Blaisdell is a smoke free building.
Gibson Hall houses 36 students in 21 rooms. Nestled in the courtyard behind Mudd Blaisdell, Gibson provides residents’ air conditioning and spacious rooms and a short walk to Pendleton Pool. Gibson was named after former Dean of Woman Jessie Gibson who had a very distinguished career while at Pomona. She is credited with starting the Sponsor Program, a chapter of the Mortar Board and she was instrumental in raising the funds to rebuild the College’s retreat center (Halona) in Idyllwild, California.
Harwood Court is the oldest residence hall on South Campus. Built in 1921, it was most recently renovated in 1992 to provide modern facilities and to preserve the original charm of the building. Harwood is arranged around a central courtyard and houses 170 students. The residence hall has a large main lounge area with its own kitchen, television room and grand piano. Laundry facilities are in the basement. Both single and double rooms are available and primarily first-year students and sophomores live there. Harwood is home to one of the College's faculty residents, Physicist Alfred Kwok. Harwood is a smoke free building.
Wig Hall, renovated during the summer of 1993, is a three-story residence hall that houses primarily first-year students and sophomores. Most of the 113 students live in one-room doubles. There are a few singles and one three-person apartment. Wig has a large lounge that contains a piano and a television and is adjacent to a small patio. A central kitchen is available for preparing snacks or for special events such as birthday parties and study breaks. Laundry facilities are in the basement. Just south of the residence hall is a large grassy area known as "Wig Beach," which includes a softball field as well as volleyball and basketball courts. The Pendleton Swimming Pool borders one side of Wig Beach. Wig is a smoke free building.
Lyon Court, a 78 bed residence hall, was completed in 1990 and partially renovated in 1998 and 2004. It primarily houses first-year students. There is a comfortable lounge, a kitchen, study rooms and laundry facilities. Lyon Court is located on South Campus with easy access to Pendleton Pool and Wig Beach. The rooms in Lyon Court are quite large and most are one-room doubles. Lyon is a smoke free building.
Oldenborg Center for Modern Languages and International Relations offers a unique living and academic experience to its 140 residents. The Center provides language sections in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese, directed by graduate student language residents who are native speakers of their languages. Residents representing a wide range of academic concentrations participate in a program emphasizing foreign languages and international relations. The formal requirements for living in Oldenborg include a year's study of a foreign language on the college level (or the equivalent) and a willingness to join in the Center's extracurricular activities. Oldenborg was recently completely renovated and has air-conditioning. It is a smoke free building.
The Cottages are three separate smoke free units housing three to five students. These bungalows were originally part of the old Claremont Hotel. The Cottages are assigned to students through an application process and most of the residents are sophomores. Laundry facilities are available in Wig Hall across the street.