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Nicholson Hall

Nicholson Hall is part of the Botetourt (pronounced Bot-eh-tot) Complex and houses approximately 80 residents in various double rooms. Due to the small hall size, these communities grow very close.

A communal kitchen, including a washer, dryer, and one sizeable air-conditioned lounge, is located on the first floor; a dedicated laundry room is on the second floor. Third-floor bedrooms each have a window air-conditioning unit. Residents are often found in the social lounges, watching television, playing games or hanging out.

The entrance and two arched windows of a bricked dorm building.

Location & Building Accessibility

Explore nearby! Nicholson is next to the Matoaka Woods Nature Center, the Commons Dining Hall, New Campus and the Student Recreation Center.

100D Wake Dr
Williamsburg, VA
Mailing & Shipping Info


  • Coed Housing

    The first floor is eligible for both gender-inclusive & single-gender rooms. The second & third floors are single-gender by floor.

  • Partially Air-Conditioned

    Air conditioning in lounges & third-floor bedrooms only.

  • Communal Kitchen

    Full kitchen on first floor.

  • Laundry

    Laundry room on the second floor.

  • Smoke-Free

    All W&M residence halls are smoking & vape free.

  • Hall Bath

    Gender-neutral single-use hall baths are on the first floor. Single-gender hall baths are located on the second & third floors by the wing.

  • Lounge Area

    One large lounge area on the first floor.

  • Study Area

    One large study area on the first floor.

  • Wireless & Wired Internet

    Wireless internet service is available in all residence halls. An ethernet card and cable are required for wired internet.

  • Cable & Streaming

    Streaming Contour TV is available to all residents while on the W&M network.

Floor Plans & Public Phones

Floor plans are provided to demonstrate differences between room types. Individual rooms vary. All dimensions and square footage are approximate and should not be relied upon as representation, express or implied, of your actual assigned room.

Furniture Specifications

Furniture Specifications

The following table provides information about the furniture in the residence halls. Please note these specifications are only a guide, and furniture may vary from room to room.

Lofts, carpets, futons, TVs and microfridges can be rented from Dorms Direct. These items are set up in the room before check-in and removed after check-out in May by the supplying vendor.

Three-column table of furniture specifications for traditional residence halls.
Furniture Type
Additional Information (Subject to Change)
Desk 23" W x 41 1/8" L x 30" H Two box drawers, one file drawer, and one pencil drawer
Desk Shelf 10" W x 40 3/8" L x 30" H We are phasing out desk shelf units as we renovate and/or replace furniture. Currently, there are some desk shelf units in the following buildings: Camm, Dinwiddie, Fauquier, Gooch, Hardy, Hunt, Lemon, Nicholson, Sororities, Spotswood and Willis
Dresser 24" W x 29" L x 30" H Three even-sized drawers
Wardrobe 24 3/8" W x 36 1/8" L x 72" H One fixed 12" shelf above metal clothes hanging rod
Adjustable Wooden Frame Bed

36" W x 80" L

Head/Footboard 38" W x 35" H

Space under bed: up to 30"


XL Twin: 36" W x 80" L x 8" D

Full Size: 53" W x 80" H

Only Richmond Hall has full-size beds. Exceptions in Richmond Hall are rooms whose room type includes "XLTwin" in the room assignment description.