Panoramic views of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands and the Santa Ynez Mountains greet the residents of Emerson. Perched at the top of campus, this two-story building features four split-level living areas, each with a traditional hallway to which all the rooms open. The two upper floors have high, angled ceilings, a popular feature that provides a roomy interior and extra storage possibilities.
About 100 returning and transfer students (50 men and 50 women) enjoy Emerson’s intimate atmosphere. Men and women occupy alternate floors. The majority of rooms are double occupancy, with about a dozen accommodating three students.
A laundry room is located very conveniently on each hallway just a few steps away from the rooms. Community bathrooms are also at the center of each level. Emerson features special accessibility to comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.