Cedarwood Residence Hall

Welcome to Cedarwood!

Cedarwood houses a mixture of first-year and returning students.

In fall 2011 EMU’s newest dorm Cedarwood became the first dorm 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, and lobby furniture hand-crafted from cedar trees that grew within a mile of campus.

More info

  • houses both women and men on separate floors or pods
  • mixture of first-year and returning students
  • 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.

Triple rooms:
Rooms designed for three persons. Students who do not request roommates will be assigned roommates.

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)