The Six Pack is the unofficial name of a group of residence halls composed of most of the Gregory Drive Residence Halls and most of the Peabody Drive Residence Halls on the Urbana-Champaign campus. The Six Pack buildings will eventually be deconstructed and rebuilt to form the Stanley O. Ikenberry Commons.
The Six Pack's residence halls are composed of:
- Forbes Residence Hall
- Garner Residence Hall
- Hopkins Residence Hall
- Scott Residence Hall
- Snyder Residence Hall
- Weston Residence Hall
The Six Pack's residence halls were built between the 1950s and 1960s in the southwest part of campus. They are bordered by Gregory Drive to the north, Euclid Street to the east, Peabody Drive to the south and First Street to the west.
The Six Pack's rooms were built in a traditional two-person layout with bunked beds. The corners of the floors are usually reserved for study lounges, but have been known to house three to four students when University Housing must provide "temporary housing" when Admissions allows the entry of more students than University Housing can accommodate within the regular rooms. These lounges were once student rooms and are reconverted to student rooms when there is a space crunch. Students placed in temporary housing are typically moved to permanent, regular rooms by the middle of first semester, and University Housing provides assistance with that process.
Residents usually share two men's bathrooms and two women's bathrooms on each floor. Gregory and Peabody Drive halls are not air-conditioned. Each of the Six Pack's residence halls house a first floor lounge, which does provide A/C.
The Ikenberry Dining Hall serves as the primary dining facility for residents living in the Six Pack.
The Six Pack nickname refers to the group of six buildings on the block, but is also an allusion to the six-packs of beer that are commonly associated with the college parties and social lifestyle. Parties in the residence halls and underage drinking are not allowed, nor are they condoned by University Housing.
Gregory Drive Residence Halls
The Gregory Drive Residence Halls are near the southeast corner of Gregory Drive and First Street. They are composed of:
- Forbes Residence Hall (co-ed)
- Garner Residence Hall (co-ed)
- Hopkins Residence Hall (co-ed)
- Barton Residence Hall (not part of the Six Pack, women only)
- Lundgren Residence Hall (not part of the Six Pack, men only)
The Gregory Drive Residence Halls are connected through a series of underground tunnels that lead to a small library, computer lab, exercise room, music practice rooms, laundry room, and lounges. Students who live at these three Six Pack's residence halls eat at the Gregory Dining Hall.
Peabody Drive Residence Halls
The Peabody Drive Residence Halls are near the northwest corner of Peabody Drive and Fourth Street. They are composed of:
- Scott Residence Hall (co-ed)
- Snyder Residence Hall (co-ed)
- Weston Residence Hall (co-ed)
- Taft-Van Doren Residence Hall (not part of the Six Pack, co-ed on alternating floors)
The Peabody Residence Halls are connected through a series of underground tunnels that lead to amenities similar to those of the Gregory Drive Residence Halls. Students who live at these three Six Pack's residence halls eat at the Peabody Dining Hall.
The Six Pack is not scheduled to be demolished in Fall 2009, as many have claimed. Within the next two decades, however, University Housing plans on deconstructing and rebuilding the halls, one building at a time to construct the Ikenberry Commons. The first phase of this entire process started with the construction of a new dining hall, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2010. After this, the Gregory and Peabody dining facilities are to be demolished, one at a time. Only then will the residential buildings be torn down and rebuilt one by one.