West Hall was built in 1871, and is noted for its
"Collegiate Gingerbread Architecture."
Location - West Hall is located uphill; it is the only
dorm on the Academic Quadrangle, and therefore is
extremely close to many academic buildings. It is near
Carmichael Dining Hall. West Hall is a staffed residence
hall, with two Resident Assistants.
Rooms - The average double room is 12.5' x 13'. There
are ten doubles. The average single room is 8' x 13'.
There are fourteen singles. Triple rooms have one common
room and one bedroom. There are five triples. Quad rooms
have one common room and two bedrooms. There are eleven
quads. West also has one two-person apartment, with a
common room, one bedroom, a kitchen, and a bathroom. It
is located on the first floor. Each room has fully
moveable furniture consisting of an extra long twin bed,
desk, and desk chair per occupant, and several large
windows with shades. The beds are multi-positioned beds
that have eleven height adjustments up to 32 inches with
30 inches of space underneath when raised to maximum
height. The use of solid cinder blocks or any other
material, to raise the multi-position beds is prohibited
in West. The floors are hardwood. Because of its age and
history, no two rooms in West are exactly alike! Please
consult the floor plans for more details.
Bathrooms - There are a total of 8 single-sex bathrooms,
each with two showers, two toilet stalls, a sink and
small counter. There are no bathrooms on the first
floor; however, there are bathrooms in the basement and
on all other floors.
Common Areas - A main lounge is located on the ground
floor of West. It is furnished with several couches, a
table and chairs, and a television. There is also a
small lounge on the third floor with a table and chairs
and a couch. The common areas are carpeted.
Facilities - West has one common kitchen, located in the
basement. It is equipped with a refrigerator, stove and
oven, and a sink. Washing machines and dryers are also
located in the basement. Vending machines are located in