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Redbud Cooperative in Von Cramm Hall

623 University Avenue

Redbud Cooperative in Von Cramm Hall is one of the university’s cooperative residences, a collaborative and independent community governed by its student residents.

Founded in 1956, Von Cramm is the largest cooperative house on campus. The recent addition of "Redbud" to the name commemorates the wooded area that used to be behind the building. Residents are a mixture of undergraduate and graduate students, and many are international or exchange students. Officers are elected by members, and regular house meetings are held where members vote on house policies, on how to run and maintain the house, and on how to manage the community’s budget. Each resident shares responsibility for cooking, cleaning, and house maintenance.

Nightly dinners together help build community in the house, and residents regularly come together for social gatherings, game nights, and pool tournaments.

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Community Features:

  • Open to transfer, upper-level, and graduate students
  • 34 residents
  • Located at 623 University Avenue on West Campus
  • Single, double, and triple rooms, with shared bathrooms
  • A common living room with a fireplace, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, a piano and a pool table, cable television and a projector, a large back yard with a grill
  • Bedrooms contain, for each occupant: a bed, a closet and a bureau (or wardrobe/bureau combination), a desk and desk chair, a desk lamp, and a wastebasket
  • Wireless and wired Internet access

Mail and packages:

Visit the Service Center website for student mail and package information.

Dining options:

An in-house meal plan featuring vegetarian, vegan, and non-vegetarian dishes is mandatory for all residents, with dinners provided 6 days a week. Residents are responsible for cooking one day a week. The meal plan also includes breakfast and there is usually enough food for lunch.


Email, or contact the Off-Campus, Cooperative and Graduate Living team at or 607-254-8383.