Upperclass Quad

Burton, Crosby, and Lovejoy Halls

The upperclass portion of the Residential Quad includes Burton, Crosby, and Lovejoy Halls. While Lovejoy looks and feels very similar to Hoeing, Tiernan, and Gilbert (First-Year Quad), Burton and Crosby are the original residence halls on campus and are more H-shaped than the other L-shaped quad buildings.

These buildings are right in the center of the action on campus, being close to Wilson Commons, Todd Union, Goergen Athletic Center, and Douglass Commons. With beautiful outdoor areas on the Residential Quad and Wilson Quad, there is plenty of space during nice weather to hang out with friends, use the grill on the quad, or go across Wilson Boulevard to Bausch & Lomb Riverside Park to walk along the river.

The Upperclass Quad is traditional corridor style housing with double and single sized rooms and shared corridor bathrooms. Doubles in Burton and Crosby are slightly smaller than those in Lovejoy while singles in Burton and Crosby are slightly bigger than those in Lovejoy. All rooms in Burton and Crosby have sinks. The third floor rooms in Burton and Crosby have slightly slanted ceilings due to the architecture of the halls. All three buildings do not have elevators but do have entrances on at least two different levels. No rooms in these halls are carpeted. All of the buildings feature wood molding around doors (and windows in Burton/Crosby) giving a warm and unique feel to the halls.

All three halls feature a small common use kitchen on each floor so students must be on a group two meal plan. Burton and Crosby have small floor lounges attached to the kitchens while Lovejoy has large separate floor lounges on each floor.

Despite being corridor style, these halls tend to be quiet with many students active in campus activities and campus life choosing to live here to be closer to the hustle and bustle of campus life. Affectionately called Loveburby by the resident assistants (RA), a mix of sophomores, juniors, and seniors choose to call the Upperclass Quad home.

An exterior view of Burton residence hall.
Burton Hall

Burton is a mostly co-ed residence hall with a total occupancy of 121. Burton is home to the GreenSpace special interest area on part of its first floor. Burton Hall is named for Professor Henry F. Burton, who was a professor of Latin and the president of the University from 1898 to 1900. In the 1920s, the west end of Burton one was assigned to the Men's Faculty Club. Starting in 1974 and lasting for ten years, Burton was the home of the Omega Fraternity, an offshoot of Alpha Epsilon Pi.

An exterior view of Crosby residence hall.
Crosby Hall

Crosby is a mostly co-ed residence hall with a total occupancy of 127. Crosby Hall is named for George Nelson Crosby, 1841–1923, a Rochester businessman who bequeathed a substantial legacy to the University. Twin building of Burton Hall, it was dedicated in 1930 with other original River Campus buildings.

An exterior View of Lovejoy residence hall.
Lovejoy Hall

Lovejoy is an upperclass housing facility, built in 1952 and dedicated in 1954. The total occupancy of Lovejoy is 163 students. It was named after Frank W. Lovejoy, 1871–1945, member of the Board of Trustees from 1926 until his death. He was also the president of Eastman Kodak Company between 1934 and 1941.


The average dimensions for rooms in Burton, Crosby, and Lovejoy are:

  • Singles: 8’ x 14’
  • Doubles: 15.5’ x 14’

Note: The dimensions listed here are averages. All rooms have slightly different dimensions.


  • Burton:
    • Ground floor laundry room
    • First floor community lounge with TV
    • Floor kitchens with microwaves, stoves, and sinks
    • Sinks in all bedrooms
  • Crosby:
    • Ground floor laundry room and community lounge with TV
    • Floor kitchens with microwaves, stoves, and sinks
    • Sinks in all bedrooms
  • Lovejoy:
    • First floor:
      • Study room
      • Music practice room
      • Conference room
      • Laundry room
    • Floor kitchens with microwaves, stoves, and sinks
    • Trash rooms on each floor
    • TVs in all floor lounges

Sigma Alpha Mu (SAM) House

SAM floor plan.
SAM floor plans (pdf)

The SAM house will not be operating as a fraternity house this coming year and is open for rising upperclass students to select in the housing lottery. SAM is a co-ed house with an occupancy of 37 residents, with the first and second floors designated male and the 3rd floor designated female. There are a mix of double and single rooms that are carpeted. SAM has two community rooms with televisions, two kitchens, and a laundry room within the house. Students living in SAM may select a group three meal plan as there will be kitchen facilities available.

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Students interested in living in Burton, Crosby, or LoveJoy can use the Upperclass Quad Area Handbook (pdf) and the following resources to help make their decision.

Floor Plans

Burton Hall floor plans (pdf)
Burton floor plan.

Crosby Hall floor plans (pdf)
Crosby floor plan.

Lovejoy Hall floor plans (pdf)
Lovejoy floor plan

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