Brandeis' new, state-of-the-art residence hall gets its name from the panorama of Boston and surrounding communities visible from many of the building’s windows. The new building encompasses an impressive array of features meant to accommodate student housing, academic work and social interaction across four fully accessible floors.

Skyline Residence Hall exterior
Staircase and study spaces inside Skyline residence Hall
Skyline Residence Hall exterior from Brown Terrace
Staircase inside Skyline residence Hall

Skyline has four Community Advisors (CAs) who engage resident in establishing active living and learning environments where each individual is invested in promoting the success and safety of all members of the community. The CAs create and execute programs, address student concerns, and support the community when issues arise.

East and Skyline have one Area Coordinator (AC), a live-in full time professional staff member with an advanced degree, and one Assistant Area Coordinator (AAC), a graduate student staff member who is in pursuit of an advanced degree. The AC and AAC supervise the CAs, manage the residence halls and hold regular office hours in the community office.


Skyline contains a mix of single and double rooms which house 164 students. All rooms within Skyline are gender neutral.

Skyline contains both single sex and mixed gender rooms. The halls are traditional style, consisting of single and double rooms. The singles range between 120 and 140 square feet, and the doubles are approximately 200 square feet.

Floor plans: Levels 1–4


Skyline features a large campus common space, which includes a 100-person capacity function room, a kitchen area within the commons, as well as a full A/V system with projector and sound.

Skyline also features a multi-purpose room with its own A/V equipment. Both spaces are capable of supporting performances, meetings and lectures.

The building also has study spaces, including three dedicated study rooms capable of fitting up to 10 students each, plus three individual reading nooks throughout the building. Additional social spaces include common area lounges on each floor and an outdoor courtyard/quad.