Buckley Hall is the closest dormitory
to the Art
, and Drama
facilities on Uconn
campus (the next closest dorm is South Campus, but housing there is typically restricted to upperclassmen
/cluster/health concern/varsity athlete
students). As such, you typically encounter a high density of fine art
s students there, although not all of the residents are fine arts students. Buckley hosts one of the better in-dorm recreational facilities
on campus, and a decent dining hall
(although most residents walk across the street to South Campus
residences for dinner).
Buckley is also the closest dorm on campus to Store 24 (the only 24 hour convenience store near campus), The Skeleton's Closet (the campus headshop), and the short commercial strip south of the eastern edge of campus. Adjacent to Buckley is Shippee Hall, Uconn's last remaining all-female dormitory.
Although Buckley is very close to the fine arts facilities and a short walk from the library, it is 15-20 minutes (by foot) to the science and engineering buildings found in the north-northwest area of campus. Geographically, Buckley is the farthest dorm on campus from these buildings (and I've learned the hard way not to depend on the campus shuttles for any time-critical travel).
I'm not sure of the exact dimensions, but Buckley rooms are average in size for Uconn Dorms (not counting South Campus or the Hilltop Apartments).