One Court Street

Suffolk’s newest residence hall is also Boston’s first skyscraper. Completed in 1893, the Ames Building at One Court Street is a Romanesque tower that, at 14 stories, qualified as the city’s tallest building until the construction of the nearby Custom House Tower 20 years later.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places and an officially designated Boston landmark, the Ames has lived many lives, as an office building, boutique hotel, and now as a home for Suffolk University undergraduates. Suffolk students’ occupancy of the building is expected to begin in the Fall 2020 semester.

Accommodations at One Court

Approximately 30 percent of incoming students will be assigned to the One Court Street residence hall. The building has on-site laundry facilities, game rooms, and study lounges. Lounge spaces on the upper floors of the residence hall offer unbeatable city views.

There are a variety of housing options at One Court.

Room Styles

There are double, triple, quad, 5-person, 6-person, and 8-person living spaces in One Court Street. Each space has the same bedroom furniture as the residence halls.

Each living space has its own bathroom, some larger spaces have two bathrooms. Residents are responsible for maintaining the bathroom, including providing supplies and cleaning the facility.

Dorm Room Snapshot

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