van Ess Hall

What’s so great about van Ess?

“To live in van Ess, is to love van Ess.” This residence hall in the middle of campus houses students of all class years in double rooms on co-ed floors. A laundry room is located on the first floor and a TV lounge/kitchen space make it easy for residents to cook and mingle with each other outside of their rooms. Five Resident Advisors live in this 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 – 12′ x 15′

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

  • Double – 71 1/2″ wide x 5′ high

Fun Historical Facts about van Ess

South Hall dormitory for men, completed in 1962, was renamed van Ess in memory of Dr. Louis van Ess, former associate professor of history at Hartwick, and pastor of St. James Episcopal Church.

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