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Alpha Hall

Quick Facts

Built in 1966, Alpha is staffed by 10 RAs, under the supervision of Resident Director Maggie Dillon and a graduate assistant. Alpha is a traditional 'dorm-style' hall with community restrooms and a laundry room on each floor. There is a large main-floor lounge, a rooftop sundeck, a main kitchen and two microwave rooms. The lounges, prayer room and study room were recently renovated to create a warm, inviting community area for residents.

Alpha Hall Community Lounge
Alpha Hall Exterior
Alpha Hall
Alpha Hall Exterior
Alpha Hall Sundeck
Alpha Community Lounge
Alpha Hall Community Lounge

Community Snapshot

  • 360 Residents (total)
  • 3 Stories
  • 6 Resident Advisors
  • 1 Kitchen (total)
  • 12/12 Washers/Dryers
  • Built 1966
  • 2 Community Lobbies (total)
  • Standard Rooms
  • Community Restrooms
  • 5 minute walk from the center of campus (0.3 mi.)

Sample Rooms

Each room differs slightly, so your room may look different. There are many other ways to personalize the layout of your room from these samples.


Alpha Double Room
Sample Alpha Room
Sample Alpha Designated Triple Room

360° Tour

About Alpha

Alpha was built in 1966 and proudly offers the largest rooms on campus. Alpha houses first year students on both the east and west side. While it is a co-ed hall, the east side is reserved for male students and the west side is reserved for female students. This three story building offers a shared outdoor patio, two large lobbies, a kitchen, and 12 washers and 12 dryers.

Alpha Hall's doors are secured by an electronic access system, so only students can access the building during the day, and only residents may enter the building at night. Each individual room is key-locked for student security. Security cameras in outside and common areas are monitored 24 hours per day, and Campus Safety patrols campus regularly to ensure student security at all times.


Hall Amenities

  • Private Sundeck
  • Air Conditioning
  • Nearby Parking
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • TV in Lounge
  • Community Kitchen
  • Bike Racks
  • Prayer Room
  • Fireplace
  • Nearby On-Campus Dining
  • Renovated Lounges
  • Study Room
  • 24/7 Campus Security

Room Amenities

Per Student

  • Bed ( view bed styles)
  • Desk
  • Standard Twin Mattress
  • Desk Chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Dresser Drawers
  • Wardrobe or Closet
  • Towel Bar
  • Mirror

Per Room

  • Window & Blinds
  • Wastebasket

Campus Amenities

  • Wifi Internet
  • Mailbox
  • On-campus Dining
  • Printing in Library
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Exercise Gym
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Running Track
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field

Community Life

What Residents are Saying

One of my favorite things about Alpha is the Study Room, the Prayer Room, and the Sun Deck. These are unique features to Alpha and are all so nice!

-Sarah S.

Community Traditions

  • Candyland
  • GlampFest
  • Flannels and Flapjacks
  • Mock Rock
  • Nationball

Candyland - Every October 31st, Alpha East and West decorate their halls as the well-loved board game, Candyland. Children from the surrounding community come dressed up for a sweet adventure as they go door to door collecting treats from the residence.

GlampFest is an all Alpha-East camping trip at the coast in Spring.

Flannels and Flapjacks - Every spring the women of Alpha dress up in their best plaid for this woodsy tradition.

Alpha residents celebrate Nationball 2014
Alpha residents celebrate Nationball
Alpha Hall residents celebrate Nationball
Alpha residents celebrate Candyland
Alpha Hall residents celebrate Candyland
Alpha East residents enjoy GlampFest

Nationball photos courtesy Jenny Oetzell/THE CHIMES. Additional photos by Meleca Consultado.


Maggie Dillon

Resident Director

Office Phone: x6561

"I was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and moved to California to pursue my undergrad degree at Vanguard University. I fell in love with Reslife during my master’s program from Biola’s Institute for Spiritual Formation, where I learned the intricacies of the human soul. My vision is for Alpha to be a safe place for students to grow and learn from each other - a place to call home away from home. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, snuggling with my cat and caring for my 50+ plants!"

— Maggie Dillon

Jeremy Abbey

Graduate Assistant