Built-in 1954 and located across from Sage Hall, Carson-Hollis Hall is a two-story building that serves as home to first-year students in shared-occupancy rooms. Although two stand-alone buildings, due to the breezeways connecting them, we lovingly call these buildings Carson-Hollis. Carson-Hollis has a resident assistant on every floor who helps students by providing opportunities to develop deep and meaningful relationships not just with their roommates, but with members of the entire building. Carson Hall was named after G. Prentice Carson, Stetson's first dean. Hollis Hall was named after Nina B. Hollis of Lakeland. Carson-Hollis is located next to Brown and Sage Halls
Neighborhood: First-Year Area
Physical Address: 242 E Minnesota Ave, DeLand, FL 32724
Approximate Capacity: 96
Amenities and Features
- Room Rate Type Available: Shared Community
- Rooms come with self-loftable XL twin bed, dresser, desk and desk chair
- Built-in closet/bureau
- The closet does not have a door, but a curtain rod with hooks can be hung
- Utilities included: electricity, HVAC, water, sewer, trash, recycling, and Wi-Fi/internet and Ethernet
- Community-style bathrooms
- Community kitchen located in the basement level of Carson with refrigerator, microwave, stove, and cabinets
- First-floor community spaces with couches, television, and study tables
- Basement-level common area study lounge, pool table, TV lounge, and laundry room facilities
- Drink and snack vending machines
- Building Card Access
- Parking Location: East Zone, 28-29, 39, 45
- Building Supervisor: First-Year Area Residential Life Coordinator
- Four Resident Assistants
- Open for Winter Break Housing: No
- Elevator: No
Who Can Live Here?
Carson-Hollis serves as home to first-year residents. This community is gendered by building, Carson Hall is male, and Hollis Hall is female.
"The reason I enjoyed living in Hollis so much was because of the common area. During the first semester, a lot of the students that lived in the building would take advantage of how nice and big it was and hang out there while doing homework or just having fun."
Cassandra Krajnyk, Senior
Carson-Hollis Hall FAQ
Yes. All entering incoming new students are guaranteed housing under the university residential requirement. Our goal is for all new students who are admitted, to pay their enrollment deposit, and submit the Residential Living and Learning Housing Agreement to be housed. If you delay deciding to attend, paying your deposit, and/or submit your RLL Housing Agreement, it could affect whether or not you receive an assignment in one of your preferred residence halls or being assigned to expanded/temporary housing. Students who are late in committing to Stetson could be assigned to expanded/temporary housing, which is an assignment in a common area space for a short period, depending on the demand and the date of your deposit.
You will most likely be assigned to a shared bedroom with access to a community bathroom located in close proximity. That means you will be assigned to one of the following halls: Carson/Hollis, Chaudoin (all female), Conrad (Honors/Bonners students), Gordis, Nemec or Smith. (Incoming new students approved for animal-friendly housing will be assigned to University Hall.) This living experience will enable you to meet the greatest number of new people and possibly make the greatest number of new friends. We recognize that living with someone whom you may not know can be challenging at first, but the resident assistant assigned to your floor will be able to work with you and your new roommate to set up expectations and discuss any issues that may arise from time to time during the academic year. We encourage all students to view this experience as a wonderful opportunity to grow and learn more about themselves as a result.
The dimensions of rooms in Carson-Hollis Hall are 13'1" x 14'9". Students can find more information about floor plans and layouts in Housing Central. They should go to the "More" tab and then click "Documents."
As a part of the Stetson residential community, we have compiled a recommended packing list of items we suggest you bring and those that you leave at home. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but instead to give you a good idea as to what is and isn't allowed. The list is divided into different areas to help you consider all the items you may want to bring with you. We encourage you to speak with your roommate, prior to moving in, about what each of you can bring to the room due to space and economic considerations. Learn more about our residential policies in the Guide to Residential Living.
Stetson University has a centralized, full-service post office. All undergraduate students who live on campus are automatically assigned a campus mailbox with a specific unit number. John B. Stetson / 421 N. Woodland Blvd. / Unit #### / DeLand, FL 32723. The #### is your four-digit mailbox/unit number. To avoid delays, make sure to put the mailbox number on all incoming mail and packages.
We recognize that some residential environments and configurations may not be completely accessible to all students. Students who are seeking additional consideration in the housing assignment process or reasonable requests for modifications to their housing assignment must submit a Request for ADA/Accommodation. Learn more about our ADA accommodations process!
Meal Plans are required for residential first-year and sophomore students. Juniors and seniors may choose to participate in the meal plan program. Juniors and seniors wanting to participate in a meal plan should sign up for one each semester. Voluntary meal plan selections roll over from Fall to Spring, learn more by visiting https://dineoncampus.com/stetson
You can swipe your plan and use a meal at the Lynn Commons for an all-you-care-to-eat meal or for a meal exchange in any of our retail locations - HatterStrEats, Einstein's Brothers Bagels, and the Coffeeshop. Learn more about each option!