Middle Earth is a residential housing community located on the UC Irvine campus that provides quality housing for incoming undergraduate students.
Middle Earth houses approximately 1,690 students in 24 residence halls. The names of the halls and other facilities were selected from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The halls are divided into six clusters or theme areas of four halls and offer classes associated with their names. Each hall contains a main living room with a TV, a small kitchen, and laundry facilities. A Resident Advisor (RA) is assigned to each hall. The RA is responsible for overseeing the hall and is available to assist and guide residents in their transition to university life. Telephone service is available in each room. Residents can contact AT&T to have a phone line activated. Internet and cable TV connections are available in all rooms. Residents can use the ResNet network to access e-mail, connect to UCInet (the campus backbone), and use the Internet.