At Blackburn College each residence hall has a distinct personality!
Blackburn students are justifiably proud of their residence halls, in part because students have had a hand in the construction and/or maintenance of each one. Feelings of ownership and finding a real “home away from home” run deep as students quickly adopt their halls and rooms as their own. Many request the same room year after year. Each residence hall has social and cultural differences, deeply rooted in years of tradition, but they all share similar physical facilities:
- Rooms furnished with extra-long twin beds, dressers, desks with chairs and wardrobes or closets
- Free local telephone service, with long distance plans available
- Common areas for socializing and/or studying
- In-room internet access
- Basic cable TV service
- Laundry facilities
- Community microwave access
- Vending machines
Jewell Hall, the largest residence facility on campus, is located on the northernmost quadrant. Rooms face north and south, and just about all of them have great views of the athletic fields or campus lawns and trees. A co-ed hall with two single-sex wings, Jewell Hall is the home of our Freshman Living and Learning Community. The wings are separated by an air-conditioned lounge with a table, couches, and a TV.
Jewell is the closest residence hall to the Visual Arts Center, Bothwell Conservatory and the science buildings.
Largely built by student workers, Butler Hall opened in 1928. Extensive renovations were completed in the 1980s. Butler Hall is made up of three floors separated into six single-sex wings, with the exception of the Gender Inclusive Living/Learning Community on the first floor, where any student is welcome to live without regard to biological sex.
The lower floor has an air-conditioned parlor with a big screen TV, ping-pong table, pool table and fireplace. Butler is next door to Ludlum and close to Hudson and Woodson classrooms.
Located on the east side of Hudson Quad, Stoddard has housed Blackburn students since 1924. Renovation in 2007 added a full kitchen on the second floor and refitted the small parlor and main lounge (both air-conditioned) for meetings and group events.
The first floor is designated all-female, substance-free, and a quiet zone. Men and women live on separate wings of the upper two floors. Stoddard features quick access to the Lumpkin Learning Commons and Rahme, Hudson, and Woodson classrooms.
Challacombe Hall, colloquially known as North, is a co-ed dorm with two single-sex floors. Located on the North Quad, Challacombe is closest to Dawes Gymnasium, Woodward Athletic Center, Graham Hall and the Demuzio Campus Center (DCC). Each room has air conditioning and mini-blinds.
Jones Hall is a three-floor, all-female residence with spacious rooms, large windows with mini-blinds, and air conditioning. Jones has a large lounge with an open fireplace and a piano. It is conveniently located across the Quad from Hudson Hall and adjacent to Woodson.
Jones has a special section of rooms for juniors and seniors known as Faculty Alley, featuring semi-private baths and single rooms.
Graham is a co-ed dorm with two single-sex floors. Quiet hours are in effect 23 hours a day. The 24th hour is considered a “courtesy hour” in which noise should still be kept to a minimum. An open fireplace and a large public lounge are located on the first floor. Graham is near the Woodward Athletic Center, Ludlum, and DCC, and has air-conditioning and mini-blinds.