Charles Commons

Building Description:

Charles Commons, a residential and dining complex that opened in the fall of 2006, is a hub of student life, and is capable of carrying a maximum capacity of 600 students in suites, each suite consisting of 2 or 4 single rooms, a kitchenette, a furnished living room, and 1 or 2 bathrooms. In addition to the suites themselves, Charles Commons houses a common lounge in each wing, a mailroom, Nolan's Dining Room, which is a dining facility which recreates a restaurant atmosphere, and more. Due to the location of this residential complex, the building acts as a link between Johns Hopkins University and the nearby Charles Village shops and restaurants. Charles Commons, completed in the Fall of 2006, is composed of two buildings connected by a glass bridge. Designed to be a hub of student life, over 600 residents enjoy suite-style living within fully furnished two or four person units. A security officer is on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the third floor bridge between the two buildings. All residents must pass through security turnstiles in order to access the residential floors of the buildings. Guests must sign in and be escorted into the building by a resident host. Charles Commons features its own dining facility, offering a variety of food options, and with its comfortable seating, two-sided fireplace, and performance stage it is Hopkins' premier dining facility. Charles Commons also contains laundry facilities, meeting spaces, music rooms, and at its base can be found Barnes & Noble Booksellers featuring Starbucks Coffee Cafe - the official campus bookstore.