Constructed in the 1960’s, Atwater today is a first year residence hall. Each room is in the “S” shape and accommodates two, three, or four students. Each building is home to approximately 40 students, and also has various lounge spaces, laundry, and kitchen facilities. This building is located across from the Upper Quads, between the HUB and the Kline Center.
One of the ten buildings that made up Dickinson College’s Fraternity Quadrangle, Atwater Hall (Quad 7) was first opened to students in September 1964, serving as the residence of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. The building began serving as a general residence hall in 1990 after that fraternity had moved out. In 1992, the hall was named in honor of Jeremiah Atwater, the third president of Dickinson College, who served in that post from 1809 until 1815.
Walls: Cinderblock or drywall.
Floors: Carpeted hallways; vinyl tile/sheet vinyl in bedrooms.
Furniture: Each student will have a bunkable bed that can be adjust (or flipped) for height, a dresser, a desk and desk chair, and a bookcase. Closets are built in and not moveable. Soft seating is available in building lounges.
A/C: Window units
Atwater Room Dimensions