Comprised of twelve residence halls and the Tercero Services Center and located on the southwest side of the central campus, the Tercero residence hall area is perhaps the most centrally located housing area on campus. Tercero is home to about 2400 students each academic year.
Tercero's buildings are arranged in three areas: Kearney and Laben Halls; Wall, Campbell and Potter Halls; and the 7 buildings north of the Tercero Services Center. Well-designed grounds, featuring a lot of lawn, an assortment of trees and groundscape, and seating areas for students to hang out, surround the residence halls. Large lawns directly north of, south of, and east of the Tercero Services Center are perfect spots to throw around a ball or frisbie, or just lay in the sun.
Leach Hall closed in June 2014 for redevelopment; 3 new residence halls—Cottonwood, Madrone, and Redwood Halls—and a community resources building, Olive Hall, are scheduled to open in the Leach location for the 2017 academic year.
The Tercero Dining Commons is located on the second floor of the Tercero Services Center, which is located in the center of the Tercero residence hall area. Tercero DC is open to all residence hall students and is open during the same meal periods as Segundo DC and Cuarto DC. Tercero residents typically eat most of their meals at the Tercero DC due to its central location, though all residence hall students may eat in any of the three DCs for any meal.
Trudy's is the Tercero area's convenience store. Residents can purchase drinks, snacks and more at Trudy's throughout the day and evening, and relax on the outdoor patio.
Services in Tercero are provided at the Tercero Services Center. The Area Service Desk is located on the first floor of the center, directly across from the area mailboxes. The Academic Advising Center is located next to the Area Service Desk, and the Computer Center is located just down the hallway. A games/recreation room, multiple lounges, and lots of study space are also available in the center.
Cannot decide which housing area is best? Remember that all housing areas are equitable and complete with everything a resident needs for growth and success. Then review the following list to see which features help differentiate Tercero from the other housing areas.