Holmes Hall

What’s so great about Holmes Hall?

Holmes Hall is a corridor-style building comprised of single, double, and triple rooms. This building has single-gendered floors for students in all class years. Two large lounges, one with a kitchen and one created for study, give Holmes residents plenty of space to spread out beyond their room. Though it is the smallest residence hall on campus, Holmes ensures residents will be a part of a tight-knit community focused on academics.

A laundry room is located on the first floor in addition to a recreational lounge with a Foosball table. Three Resident Advisors live in the residence hall to help support and foster a safe, positive, and engaging community.

Approximate Room Sizes
(these are general estimates and may vary per room):

  • Double room – 12’ x 15’
  • Single room – 9’ x 15’
  • Super Single room –
  • Super Double room –

Approximate Window Sizes
(these are general estimate and may vary per room):

Holmes Hall Floor Plans

1st Floor

2nd Floor

3rd Floor

4th Floor


Fun Historical Facts about Holmes

Originally a dormitory for women, construction on Holmes Hall was completed in 1961. It was made possible by a gift of the late John D. Holmes of Richmondville, New York, in memory of his wife, Edith Fraser Holmes.

When the Living Learning Center Program began in the Fall of 1973, Holmes Hall had 49 students, including freshman and 22 upper-class student, and was co-educational by alternate floors. The first and fourth floors housed first-year students not in the Living Learning Center Program. 

Students in the Living Learning Center Program took classes together, and their classrooms — as well as the offices of faculty who were teaching them — were in the residence hall.  The program was intended to increase contact between faculty and students and to foster informal discussion of course content.