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Oglethorpe House

Physical address:

201 W. Oglethorpe Ave.
Savannah, Georgia


Formerly the Downtowner Motor Inn, Oglethorpe House is now a residence hall for approximately 400 transfer, graduate and upperclassman students.

Completed in 1964, the building brought mid-century aesthetic to downtown Savannah with its mélange of suburban and urban hotel design. The external staircases and balcony corridors, enlivened with ornate ironwork, dramatized a sense of movement. Originally described as having "204 ultra-modern rooms or suites designed to give the utmost comfort and luxury," the building was converted into a SCAD residence hall in 1990.

Today, its coeducational, double-occupancy rooms include air conditioning, a bathroom, extra-long twin-size beds that can be bunked, a cable television outlet, a drafting table, a stool, a dresser/chest of drawers and wireless internet access for each resident.

Oglethorpe House is ADA accessible and features elevator service, pay laundry machines, drink and snack vending machines, and a dining hall. Limited parking is available on-site. A meal plan is required.

Housing features

  • Six-story building
  • Coeducational
  • Occupancy: approximately 400

Room features

  • Double occupancy
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bath in each room
  • Extra-long, twin-size beds (36" x 80"); beds can be bunked
  • Drafting table and stool for each resident
  • Dresser/chest of drawers for each resident
  • Cable television service
  • Wireless Internet access for each resident

Residence features

  • Elevator service
  • SCAD Card- or coin-operated laundry
  • Drink and snack vending machines
  • ADA accessibility
  • Limited parking available on site
  • On-site fitness center
  • On-site dining hall

Housing fees

  • US$9,674/year* for the 2020-21 academic year
  • Meal plan required

* A nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee of US$500 is deducted from the overall housing fee. Enrolled students who cancel after June 1 are subject to an additional US$500 nonrefundable cancellation fee.