What is Housing in Bice Like?
Bice’s air-conditioned, furnished apartments are located south of Cabell Hall at 583 Brandon Avenue. The two- and three-bedroom units offer double occupancy in each room and one or two bathrooms. Each apartment features a large living area and a kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and sink. Kitchens in Bice are currently being upgraded with new cabinets, countertops, and appliances. These renovations will be complete in all apartments by March 2020. Images in the photo gallery on this page show a pre-renovation kitchen.
The University has embarked on a revitalization of Brandon Avenue with a multi-year, multi-phase project to improve the streetscape and provide new academic, student services, and residential spaces. This project includes the construction of a new residence hall next to Bice House. For more information, please see the Brandon Avenue Construction Project section of our Construction Projects page.
How the House Got Its Name
Raymond (Ray) Bice was born in Wisconsin. His wife Zula Mae Baber Bice hailed from North Carolina. Ray came to the University as an Assistant Professor in 1948 and retired as Professor of Psychology in 1994. He continued as advisor and as University History Officer until 1998. Zula Mae was a key player in developing an autonomous School of Nursing at the University, serving as an acting Dean of the School of Nursing in the 1960s and continuing in a faculty role there until 1970.
Amenities & Furnishings
2 lofted beds [80" x 36"] with 36" underneath
2 bed-mounted desks with dry erase boards and chairs
Window blinds (must be left in place)
Hard surface floors
Wireless connection to the University's computer network
University Medical Center
School of Nursing
Elson Student Health Center
Monday-Friday: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Mailrooms are closed on Saturdays and Sundays