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Sigma Hall

Quick Facts

Built in 1977, Sigma is part of 'upper campus,' which also includes Alpha, Blackstone and Horton Hall! Sigma is staffed by Resident Director Tia McGarvey, and her team of 8 RAs. Sigma is a unique housing option due to the suite style set-up (two rooms sharing an individual bathroom), offering an alternative to the community bathrooms presented in other halls. Sigma also offers three lobbies and kitchens, the optimum spaces for community!

Sigma Hall Exterior
Sigma Hall
Sigma Community Lounge
Sigma Hall Patio
Sigma Hall Exterior

Community Snapshot

  • Male & Female
  • 254 Residents
  • 3 Stories
  • 8 Resident Advisors
  • 3 Kitchens
  • 12/12 Washers/Dryers
  • Built 1977
  • 3 Community Lobbies
  • Suite-Style Rooms
  • Suite-Style Restrooms
  • 6 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.


Sample Sigma Room
Sample Sigma Room

Floor Plan

Plan your space! This floor plan shows the dimensions of a typical room in this residence hall. (Layout and measurements may vary somewhat from room to room.) To experiment with how you and your roommate(s) can lay out your space, just print out this page, cut out the furniture, and experiment with different arrangements. Alternatively, use a program like Photoshop or Canva to copy and paste the furniture in different spots. Keep in mind that some furniture can be positioned underneath your bed in order to maximize your floor space and storage.

360° Tour

About Sigma

Built in 1977, Sigma is a suite-style dorm that houses first year students in suite-style rooms; meaning, two rooms share one bathroom. Sigma is a three-story “L” shaped building with three lobbies and kitchens located in the bend of each floor. It also shares a gorgeous new courtyard with Blackstone Hall.

Sigma is distinctive in that it has suite-style rooms; instead of large, common bathrooms, each two-bedroom suite has its own bathroom, and each room has an in-room sink/vanity. This provides both additional privacy and the additional responsibility of keeping the bathroom clean. There is a large lounge on each of the three stories, with an attached kitchen on each level. Sigma also houses 6 laundry rooms, two on each floor. Sigma is co-ed, with male and female students living in separate sections of the building, while sharing the lounges, kitchens and laundry facilities.

Sigma 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

  • Suite-Style
  • Air Conditioning
  • Nearby Parking
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • TV in Lounge
  • Community Kitchens on each floor
  • Bike Racks
  • Outdoor BBQ Grills
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Nearby On-Campus Dining
  • 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

I lived in Sigma for two years and loved every minute of it. The dorm is unique because of its small size that creates a sense of close community, and the lobbies are conveniently placed on every floor which makes hanging out easy. I met my best friends and created the best memories in Sigma, from hours of card games and movie nights, to spontaneous donut runs or road trips. Sigma was an incredible place; it will always be home, even when it's not.

-Jesse B.

Community Traditions

Sigma residents celebrate Nationball 2014
Sigma residents celebrate Nationball 2014
Sigma Nationball Participants

Nationball photos courtesy Cherri Yoon and Jenny Oetzell/THE CHIMES.


Tia McGarvey

Resident Director

Office Phone: x5824

" Hi! Since the fall of 2021, I have called Sigma Hall and SoCal “home,” but before that, I was proud to say, ‘I was born and raised by the midwest!’ My family is from Flint, Michigan (yes, the place with the bad water). I attended Taylor University located in Upland, Indiana for my undergrad as well as Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion for my graduate studies. Since receiving my M.A. in Student Development Administration, I have loved walking alongside college students as a Resident Director! My goal for Sigma is for it to be a safe home for all students, as well as a place where we are able to learn just as much from each other as we are from professors and classes. When I’m not in Sigma, you can find me at the beach, at Disneyland, or on an adventure with my family."

— Tia McGarvey