Pennsylvania Avenue

Babcock, Carr, Blaisdell, and Saunders make up the Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR). Living-Learning Communities here include Intersections (Babcock floors 1-2), and Global Crossroads (Saunders, floors 2-3). PAR is a good choice for students who wish to stay in their own rooms over break periods (note that break periods are an additional charge except for Global Crossroads residents).


1002 College Court (Babcock); 1001 West Pennsylvania Avenue (Carr); 901 West Pennsylvania Avenue, (Blaisdell); 902 College Court (Saunders), Urbana, IL 61801

Contact Information:

Phone: (217) 333-2950


Illini Grove, Recreational Fields, College of ACES, College of Veterinary Medicine


Coed by room

Resident Population:

Babcock - 254, Blaisdell - 254, Carr - 256, Saunders - 254

Room Types:



PAR Dining Hall in lower level; Penn Station a la carte location; After Dark late dinner offered

Special Features:

Home to the Global Crossroads Living-Learning Community (Saunders) and Intersections Living-Learning Community (Babcock). Rooms have loftable furniture and in-room wireless access. Residents have access to the computer lab, weight room, study lounges, TV room, computer lab, 24-hour front desk services, vending machines, laundry room. Babcock and Saunders have newly remodeled, individual-use bathrooms (eight single private bathrooms on each floor). In 2018-2019, all halls will have window air-conditioning units.

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