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Centennial Hall


Centennial Hall is ETBU’s newest residence hall on campus and is home to a majority of our first-year freshmen student population. The hall name, Centennial, comes for ETBU’s 100th year of existence in 2014 which is when ETBU broke ground for this building. The residence hall is divided into two distinct and separate wings, one for each gender and is connected by a central lobby. Each suite has four individual bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each individual bedroom includes a full size bed, desk, chair, two-drawer dresser and closet area. Centennial Hall features a few private suites for upperclassmen to live in to serve as Student Chaplains or simply role models. Students can apply for these during Housing Selection. 

Centennial Residence Life Staff puts on a variety of events to engage the students living in the hall, as well as the overall ETBU community. Events have included: Progressive Snacks, Minute-to-Win-It, arts and crafts, video game tournaments and much more. 

Centennial Hall also puts on ETBU’s annual 2k in Color – a campus-wide 2k walk/run that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle while having fun.

Hall Amenities

•    Cable access 
•    Internet access
•    Laundry room on most every floor
•    Central lobby with multiple gathering areas
•    Public televisions are located in the lobby and in fourth floor game rooms
•    Game room for men and women
•    Study areas within the hallways
•    Indoor and outdoor social areas
•    Four floors of living space with elevator and stair access
•    Centennial Hall Classroom
•    Lampsato Prayer Room (female side)
•    Faculty-in-Residence


As a new student, when do I move into my hall?

New students participating in Tiger Camp will move in on August 14, 2019. Please see your housing assignment letter to determine your specific move-in time. If you cannot participate in Tiger Camp, you may come when returning students move in. Returning students move in during the following times: August 17, 2019: 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 a.m. and August 18, 2019: 2:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.

Returning students move in during the following times:

Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m. and Sunday, August 18, 2019: 2:00 p.m.- 12:00 a.m

What are items that I should or shouldn't bring to campus?

As a new student coming to ETBU, here are some things that could be helpful to bring with you! We encourage you to coordinate and communicate with your roommates about some of these items! Full-size sheets, comforter, pillows, blankets (for Centennial Hall), twin-size sheets, comforter, pillows, blankets (for all halls except Centennial), iron, ironing board, laundry basket, and laundry detergent, plastic plates, bowls, cups, and utensils, dish soap and scrub brush to wash dishes, lamps (desk lamp and/or floor lamp), towels, wash cloths, bathroom rugs, tension rod and curtains, toilet paper, shower curtain and rings, broom, small mop or Swiffer, small vacuum, cleaning supplies (Pledge, Comet, toilet bowl cleaner, Magic Erasers, Windex, etc.), 3M Command strips and hooks, Sticky Tack, no cooking appliances or heating elements in Centennial, Linebery, or Fry Hall. Can I have a microwave and/or a fridge in my bedroom? You may have a refrigerator that uses 2.5 amps of electricity or less or a microwave. You may have a mini-refrigerator or microwave, but not both unless it is a Microfridge.

Am I required to purchase a meal plan?

Yes. All traditional students living on campus are required to have a meal plan with the exception of University Park and The Oaks on Grove residents. Depending on which hall you live in, a variety of meal plan choices will be available to you. Flex dollars may be used at Sub Connection and The Republic. Flex dollars roll over from Fall to Spring semester but not from Spring to Fall semester. The meals are used in the dining hall. Please see below for a list of meal plans available to students for the 2019-2020 academic year. Centennial, Linebery, and Fry Hall residents may choose from these meal plan options.

2019-20 Academic Year Meal Plan

Unlimited Meal Plan (19 meals/wk) with $100 Flex- $2,195/ 14 Meal Plan with $100 Flex-$1,995.

Contact Information

Bryce Hoffman
Centennial Hall Resident Director, Male Wing
903.927.2369 |

Desirae Bradley 
Centennial Hall Resident Director, Female Wing
903.923.2320 |