James is actually two buildings that are connected by a large lounge. The front building facing campus is considered "James Proper" while the back building next to the parking lot is referred to as "James Annex." James holds nearly 200 students. Four students live in each two room suite, which includes a residential style bathroom. James is also home to all four of Centenary's LLCs (Living Learning Communities) and the RHA (Residende Hall Association) office. James Main Lounge is the biggest residence hall lobby on campus and as such is a common meeting place and hosts many informal study groups and sponsored activities. Students who live in James also enjoy its convenient location near the Jones-Rice Intramural Field, the Student Union Building (the SUB), and the cafeteria (the Caf).
James Annex was renovated during the summer of 2009. James Proper and lobby underwent extensive renovations during the summer of 2008. James Proper has new flooring, furniture, paint and wiring in all of the rooms, and the bathrooms have been thoroughly redone, including new flooring and motion sensing lighting. The lobby has new carpeting, lighting, fans, and a flatscreen television with a DVD player. The kitchen was also renovated including all new appliances and cabinets.
The floor space of James Proper rooms is approximatley 17'9" x 12'6"'. The window space is approximately 5'8" x 5'11". The floor space of James Annex rooms is approximately 17'8" x 10'1". The window space is approximatley 3'6" x 5'9".
In all of our residential buildings, each room has cable tv as well as wired and wifi internet. Each building also offers a Main Lounge with a television and DVD player, a study area, a small computer lab, vending machines, a kitchen, and a laundry room with no-cost machines.
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