Johnson-London Hall (1968) is a four-story, two-wing residence hall. It is named in honor of O.J. Johnson, a former professor and dean of men and dean of the University; and for Hans London, a former member of the Waldorf University maintenance staff. Johnson is an all-male hall and London is an all-female hall, connected by a common lobby area.
Johnson-London serves as the primary living area associated with the Waldorf First-Year Experience. There is capacity for 154 freshmen students. The air conditioned hall provides an environment that offers a large, open social lounge with a pool table, study lounges on the floors and a movie lounge with a kitchen that can be checked out from Residence Life Staff, and close proximity to both the main campus and the athletic fieldhouse. Unique to Johnson-London are the theme floors where first-year students can choose to live on a floor with program geared toward a particular focus. Most, if not all, freshmen will begin their collegiate experience living in these halls and building a strong sense of community.
Johnson and London are located at 526 West J Street and 546 West J Street respectively.
First-Year Experience Theme Floor Communities: Johnson and London Halls
Themed communities offer unique living and learning environments for our first-year students. Participate in our themed floor communities and you’ll connect with peers, mentors and campus resources.
Make the transition from high school to college life smoothly with the help of an upperclassman Resident Assistant (RA). The themed floor communities in Johnson and Landon Halls allow you to explore and experience Waldorf with other students who share your interests. The students, along with an RA and faculty/staff members, develop and participate in community events and experiences consistent with your floor theme.
Themed communities receive special funding through Residence Life to accomplish their goals and endeavors including giving back to the local community through service projects, participating in unique programming, interacting and networking with professionals from around the community and Waldorf faculty members and more. Plus, research shows that students who take part in theme floor communities have higher GPAs.
Pick Your Theme Floor and…
- Bond with other students
- Challenge yourself in new ways
- Connect with enthusiastic faculty and staff members
- Develop leadership skills through activities and environments where you are able to learn from each other’s experiences.
- Explore common student interests and passions
- Learn to appreciate others’ similarities and differences.
- Make a lasting impact on your collegiate experience and create meaningful relationships with people across campus.
“Give Back” Floor
Community service learning is a concept that promotes responsible citizenry and hands-on learning activities on and around the campus community, upholding Waldorf’s philosophy that learning through service is a fundamental part of life.
This floor is focused on volunteering as a fun and rewarding experience, providing residents the opportunity to network with other students, faculty, staff and other organizations who share the desire to make a difference. The RA on the Give Back Floor assists students with their volunteer programs including Cards for the Troops, Penny Wars, Rake-O-Thon and Volunteering at the Humane Society.
“Get Involved” Floor
The mission of the “Get Involved” Floor (aka the Traditional Floor) is to foster a welcoming community for all new college students who have not yet chosen a particular interest group.
This floor provides a support system and great living experience for diverse residents from all over the U.S. and world that help them form new friendships throughout their four years here at Waldorf University. If you’re interested in meeting new people outside of your athletic team, band, choir or theatre group, then this is the floor for you!
“Get Fit” Floor
This floor is dedicated to instilling in its students an appreciation for living a healthy, balanced lifestyle by hosting educational programs, speakers and more dedicated to upholding this mission.
Students who live in this community agree not to have or use alcohol, tobacco or other controlled substances and do not condone them in their living environments. This housing option also promotes a sense of school pride by actively promoting the school’s athletic teams. Live Healthy, Live On!
“Get Smart” Floor
Prefer peace and tranquility? Needing a bit more of a focused environment to maintain your academics? This is the floor for you! Students living on this floor will engage in unique opportunities that weave fun and friendship with learning, academics and tight-knit community groups.
Students on this floor agree to maintain an academically-led environment that supports and creates opportunities for academic success, encouraging study partners and fostering friendships among students within similar programs of study.