Watt Hall

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Built 1908
(Converted 1996)
Population 144
University Residence Halls
548 West 113th Street600 West 113th StreetBroadwayCarlton ArmsCarmanEast Campus47 ClaremontFurnaldHarmonyHartleyHoganJohn JayMcBainRiverRugglesSchapiroWallachWattWienWoodbridge

Watt offers a great apartment-style setting with both studio singles and doubles. This building is a pre-war construction, converted to a graduate residence hall in 1977, and into an undergraduate residence in 1996 when Furnald Hall was closed for renovations. Since its inception, it has been one of the most popular and desired residence halls on campus. Seniors with strong lottery numbers usually pick into the spacious singles and two bedroom doubles. Seniors with midrange to weak lottery numbers pick into the one bedroom doubles, while lucky juniors and sophomores are sometimes able to snag the studio doubles.

Watt was built according to a design by Benjamin Levitan.



  • 12 apartments for 2 with 1 bedroom
  • 11 apartments for 2 with 2 bedrooms
  • 11 studio singles
  • 35 studio doubles

Advantages and disadvantages


  • Watt 1O is an often-overlooked large double. On other floors it would be a one-bedroom.
  • Can travel room to room via the fire escape.


  • No common lounges.
  • There is only one printer. It is on the first floor right past the guard desk.
  • No vending machines
  • Elevator sometimes gets stuck between floors.
  • No stairs access to the basement, so you have to use the slow elevator to throw out your trash.
  • Fire engine based at 113th and Amsterdam frequently blares sirens and horn late at night.
  • No ventilation for bathrooms.


Floor plans


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Building address

549 W. 113th St.
New York, NY 10025

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