Burton and Crosby

The upperclass portion of the Residential Quad includes Burton and Crosby. 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. 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.

Both halls feature a small common use kitchen on each floor so students must be on a group two meal plan. Small floor lounges are attached to the kitchens.

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. A mix of sophomores, juniors, and seniors choose to call the Upperclass Quad home.

An exterior view of Burton 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 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.


The average dimensions for rooms in Burton and Crosby 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


Students interested in living in Burton and Crosby can use the following resources to help make their decision.

Floor Plans

Burton Hall floor plans (pdf)

Crosby Hall floor plans (pdf)

Area Photos

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