Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts HistorySauer, Anne
Hillside Apartments, 1981
Hillside Apartments was built in 1981 to provide extra housing for upperclassmen at Tufts.
The three million-dollar project, opened for residence in September, 1981, provided room for 216 students in kitchen-equipped apartments. Students could choose to live in either six- or ten-person suites, which shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Located on the hillside above Boston Avenue, its convenient location has made Hillsides a consistently popular dorm among upperclassmen. Troubled by occasional flooding due to its construction hugging the hillside, the dormitory was completely renovated during the summer of 1999. Although flood problems still threaten, Hillside remains one of the most popular dorms for juniors and seniors.
In 1988, Hillside North was rededicated as Hallowell Hall, in honor of former Tufts president Burton C. Hallowell.
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