Second-Year Experience

The Second-Year Experience (SYE) residential communities provide students with an environment to explore new or deepen avenues for career and personal plans as they define a personal vision for their undergraduate career.

Second-year residents live primarily in suite-style arrangements, with rooms around a living room and bathroom, allowing each student to live with a smaller group of friends. Each student belongs to one of three smaller residential communities: Carlton Road, SYE-North, or Murray Hill.

Carlton Road Residential Community

Community Buildings: Glaser House, Kusch House, Michelson House

Physical Space & Amenities: The community is located on the south side of campus. The community is considered suite-style because six students live in single rooms and share a bathroom. Each building has a kitchen, a laundry room with free services and online monitoring system, a bike room, and lounge spaces with game tables, and vending machines.

Carlton Road is informally known as “Top of the Hill.” due to it’s elevated positioning on campus. To reach this destination, students generally utilized the “Elephant Stairs” which connects the Carlton Road community with the Murray Hill community and the southern Housing office, Fribley. Being near the Cedar-Fairmount area, residents have access to a local grocery store, bakeries and many restaurants within walking distance.

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SYE-North Residential Community

Community Buildings: Clarke Tower, Triangle Tower 2

Physical Space & Amenities: The SYE-North community is located on the north side of campus. In Clarke Tower, residents live suite-style because eight students in a combination of single and double rooms share a bathroom and kitchenette. In Triangle Tower 2, students live either alone or with a roommate, with each apartment including a kitchen, stove, and microwave, with some including a dishwasher. Each building also has a laundry room with free services and online monitoring system, and lounge spaces with a TV, game tables, and vending machines.

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Murray Hill Residential Community

Community Buildings: Alumni House, Howe House, Staley House, Tippit House

Physical Space & Amenities: The community is located on the south side of campus near the Little Italy neighborhood. The community is considered suite-style because students live in six single rooms and share a bathroom and a kitchen/kitchenette. Each building also has a laundry room with free services and online monitoring system, and lounge spaces with a TV, game tables, and vending machines.

Murray Hill is informally known as “Bottom of the Hill,” due to it’s placement at the base of the South Residential Village. Being near Cleveland's "Little Italy" neighborhood, residents are in walking distance of many restaurants and bakeries.

See all Second-Year Experience Residence Hall Tour videos here.