At Blackburn College, each Residence Hall has a distinct personality!

  • Rooms furnished with extra-long twin beds, dressers, desks with chairs and wardrobes or closets
  • Common areas for socializing and/or studying
  • In-room internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Community microwave access
  • Vending machines

Residence Halls

Your Home Away from Home

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.

Butler Hall

Butler hall where students passionate about public service and social justice may choose to live. We will explore programming ideas with Justice Administration faculty and with DEI leaders on campus. 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. The lower floor has a spacious, air-conditioned parlor with study tables and an open fireplace. Butler is next door to Ludlum and close to Hudson and Woodson classrooms.

Stoddard Hall

Stoddard Hall will work toward becoming a place where our artists will enjoy living—music; art; drama; writers; and poets. We are already exploring a restoration project for the piano there, and we envision this will be the place for poetry readings, acoustic performances, and improv nights. We will explore programming and facility upgrade ideas with Art, Creative Writing, and MUTH faculty. Located on the east side of Hudson Quad, It has a full kitchen on the second floor, and the first-floor parlor was recently renovated with new flooring, comfortable lounge furniture and a large-screen TV. The first floor is designated all-female. Men and women live on separate wings of the upper two floors; the Second floor is all double single rooms. Stoddard features quick access to the Lumpkin Learning Commons and Rahme, Hudson, and Woodson classrooms.

Challacombe (North) Hall

Challacombe (“North”) Hall is our all-male/male-only residence hall. This is where many male athletes choose to live. Here we will explore ideas for programming with the Athletics and Sport Management faculty. The hall has an open fireplace and a large public lounge on the first floor. It is near the Woodward Athletic Center, Ludlum, and DCC.

Graham Hall

At Graham Hall, we will work toward developing a reputation for being where upperclassmen students and student leaders choose to live to engage in a quiet community. We will explore programming along those lines. It's an air-conditioned, co-ed dorm with two single-sex floors. Quiet hours are in effect 23 hours a day, with the 24th hour considered a “courtesy hour” where noise is to be kept to a minimum. The hall has an open fireplace and a large public lounge on the first floor. It is near the Woodward Athletic Center, Ludlum, and DCC.

Jones-Allison Hall

In Jones Hall, we will explore ideas for programming with the Athletics and Sport Management faculty. This includes the possibility of offering group fitness classes in the parlor. Jones Hall is just next door to Woodson, making it a great opportunity to explore programming with Business faculty as well. Jones is a three-floor, air-conditioned, all-female residence with spacious rooms and large windows. It features special sections of rooms known as Faculty Alley and The Cove, which include suite-style living with semi-private baths and single rooms. It has a full kitchen and a large lounge with an open fireplace and a piano. Jones is conveniently located across the Quad from Hudson Hall and adjacent to Woodson.

Jewell Hall

Jewell is the largest residence facility on campus and is located in the northernmost quadrant. Jewell Hall also houses our Gender Inclusive Floor (located on the west lower wing of the building) It is the hall closest to the Visual Arts Center, Bothwell Conservatory and the science buildings. We will explore programming ideas at Jewell with our Education, Psychology, and Biology faculty members. With both the Blackburn & Beyond program and the campus health & wellness office nearby, there are many interesting partnership possibilities for our future teachers as well as our pre-health professionals. Jewell's rooms face north and south, and most have great views of the athletic fields and our beautiful campus lawns and trees. This hall is an air-conditioned co-ed hall with two-story 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.) All wings are separated by a lounge with a large table, a full kitchen, couches, and a TV.

What to expect:

Each room has basic residence hall furniture: beds, mattresses, dressers, desks, chairs and mirrors.  All rooms have tile floors and mini-blinds on the windows (except Butler Hall; no mini-blinds).

What to bring:

Plan to bring all bed linens and towels, a pillow, a wastebasket, a reading lamp, and a bed board if you need one. When purchasing sheets for your room, note that most mattresses on campus are extra long (80″). You’ll also want to bring anything else that makes you feel at home and gives your room personality, like rugs, pictures, plants, and posters. No nails are allowed in the walls. Some Butler rooms have tack-friendly walls.

It’s a good idea to check with your roommate before buying things like window coverings and refrigerators. You may be able to share expenses.

Blackburn College does not carry insurance for any of your private property.  Check with your parents to see if your property would be covered by their homeowner’s policy for theft and damage.  If not, you should consider supplemental coverage.

What not to bring:

We want students to take pride in their rooms, and to personalize their space with all the comforts of home. Or at least most of them.

For safety reasons, cooking in individual residence hall rooms is prohibited. Appliances like microwaves, refrigerators over 3.1 cubic feet, hot plates, barbecue grills, electric frying pans, George Forman Grills/Cookers, deep fryers, toasters/toaster ovens, etc. are not allowed in residence halls. Each residence hall has a microwave in a common area for student use.

The following items are also banned from residence halls for fire/safety reasons: candles, incense, halogen lamps, other combustibles, flammable liquids and any space heating equipment (electric, propane or kerosene).

The following items are approved for use in residence halls: hair dryers, curling irons, hot rollers, coffee makers, popcorn poppers, rice cookers, hot pots, heavy duty extension cords. We encourage you to consult with your roommate to keep appliances to a minimum.

These lists are not exhaustive. Please contact the residence life office with any specific questions

Meet the Staff