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Residence Hall Descriptions
Watson Hall houses men and women in a combination of co-ed by wing double rooms and co-ed by room double-suites. The first and second floor house the First-year Wellness Community. The third and fourth floors house upper-level students who reside in adjoining doubles with a shared bathroom. Facilities include a study/seminar room, lounges, recreational area, and laundry. A Residence Life professional resides on the first floor. First-year students that reside in Watson Hall are members of the Victoire Commons. Watson Hall is a Tier 1 facility.
This three-building complex is classified as a semi-independent living option. Located near the Clinton Terrace entrance to campus, Watson Courts provides town house-style living units for upperclass students, with four students in each unit in two single rooms and a double room. Each recently updated unit contains a kitchenette, bath, and living room. Watson Courts is a Tier 1 facility.
South College-Jesser Hall is a historic site—the first building constructed on campus that is still standing. The east and west wings were built in the 1870s. Major renovations have occurred throughout the years with the most recent in 2000-01 (at this time the west wing was renamed Jesser Hall). First-year and upper-level students reside in this air-conditioned facility. The classically structured building has two living units per floor with study area, lounge, and kitchen. A residence life professional has an office on the first floor. First-year students that reside in South are members of the Brandywine Commons. South College is a Tier 2 facility.
Soles Hall houses upper-level women and a resident advisor in suite arrangements. The lower level includes laundry facilities and a 24-hour study lounge accessible by all students. A separate laundry facility, with an exterior entrance is located in the basement for intended use by residents of Watson Courts and off-campus students with checkpoint access. Soles Hall is a Tier 1 facility.
Ruef Hall is a coed by floor residence for First-year students. Just inside the main entrance is a large lounge space with a kitchen area. A residence life professional has an office on the main floor. First-year students that reside in Ruef are members of the Alliance Commons. Ruef Hall is a Tier 1 facility.
Located at 225 Reeder St., this facility houses upper-level students looking for more independent living. The upper-level men and women reside on the upper-floors while the first floor is common space for programming and study. Occupants enjoy a full kitchen, porch and yard. Reeder House is a Tier 1 facility.
Renovated in 2006, McKeen Hall houses students and resident advisors. The building is co-ed by floor and accommodates a combination of first-year and upper-level students. The residents make good use of dedicated study rooms, spacious lounges, and the cooking and laundry facilities. The building's proximity to the Farinon College Center and air-conditioning, make it a desirable residence. First-year students that reside in McKeen are members of the Hermione Commons. McKeen Hall is a Tier 2 facility.
Marquis Hall is the single gender living option for First-year women. The first floor of the building contains one of the two main dining rooms on campus, while the ground floor is home to administrative offices. First-year students that reside in Marquis are members of the Brandywine Commons. Marquis Hall is a Tier 1 facility.
Kirby House is a single-gender housing option for Upper-level men. Located across from the quad, this air conditioned hall includes features such as a large library, formal living room, kitchen, multi-purpose lounge, laundry facilities and air conditioning. Kirby House is home to Gilbert's, a dining facility that serves lunch, dinner and late night snacks in a coffeehouse environment. Kirby House is a Tier 2 facility.
Built in 1999, Keefe Hall houses upper-level men and women. The building is set up in "houses" or living units to accommodate special interest groups and block housing. Each house has a lounge and kitchen area. In addition, the building includes seminar rooms, study spaces, and a spacious commons area for a variety of academic and co-curricular activities. This facility is air conditioned and has an elevator. A College Administrator resides on the ground floor. Keefe Hall is a Tier 2 facility.
Gates Hall houses predominately first-year students in a traditional floor plan. The facility houses men and women on different floors. Located on McCartney St, next to McKeen Hall, the facility features a large lounge and cooking facilities on the ground floor. First-year students that reside in Gates are members of the Hermione Commons. Gates Hall is a Tier 1 facility.
The two Fisher buildings are part of the Sullivan Lane Complex built in 2005. These suite-style accommodations offer special amenities geared toward independent living for upper-level students, primarily seniors. Each unit houses between two and seven residents in an apartment setting that features air conditioning, private cooking, and living spaces. Fisher residents gain valuable experience in managing their own living environments as they prepare for life after graduation. The Fishers are both Tier 2 facilities.
Farber Hall houses upper-class men and women and resident advisors, primarily in single and double rooms. Farber has lounge and study areas as well as laundry and cooking facilities. Farber Hall is a Tier 1 facility.
Overlooking downtown, Easton Hall houses students in a co-ed by room floor plan. Floor layout is a combination of triples, doubles and singles. Easton Hall is a part of the block housing residential option. Renovated in 2002, a kitchen, lounge, and laundry area are located on the ground floor which houses First-year students who are members of the Alliance Commons. Easton Hall is a Tier 1 facility.
Conway House provides accommodations for first-year students. This first year community features a large living room, study lounge/recreation area and laundry facilities. Students who live in Conway House have wonderful opportunities to build strong connections due to the number of residents and abundant common spaces. First-year students that reside in Conway are members of the Cadmus Commons. Conway House is a Tier 1 facility.
Grossman House renovations were completed in the summer of 2012 and houses the Grossman House for Global Perspectives program. Grossman is a Tier 2 facility.
Built in 2005, Rubin Hall houses upper-level students and resident advisors, primarily in single, air-conditioned rooms. The building also contains comfortably appointed lounges and kitchens. Rubin’s most distinctive feature is the section of the building that can be utilized as a self-contained, special-interest living unit for 14 students and a resident advisor. This separate area has its own entrance, which opens into a large multipurpose dining and meeting space. Rubin Hall is a Tier 2 facility.
McKelvy House, a historic Victorian home, is home to the McKelvy Scholars program. This co-ed residence is located four blocks from campus on High St. A live-in Faculty member instructs this program for upperclass students of high ability and academic promise. Residence in McKelvy House is determined by a nomination and application process. McKelvy House is a Tier 1 facility.
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