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Traditional Residence Halls


Outside of Atwater

Atwater Room

Constructed in the 1960’s, Atwater today is a first-year residence hall. Each room is in an “S” shape and accommodates two or three students. Each building is home to approximately 40 students and has various lounge spaces, laundry, and kitchen facilities. This building is located between the HUB and the Kline Center. 


Atwater Room Dimensions 

Atwater Room Photos

Atwater 360 Room Tours


Walls: Cinderblock or drywall

Floors: Carpeted hallways; vinyl tile/sheet vinyl in bedrooms

Furniture: Each student will have a bunkable bed that can be adjusted (or flipped) for height, a dresser, a desk, desk chair, and a bookcase. Closets are built in and not moveable. Soft seating is available in building lounges.

A/C: Window units

Kitchen Facilities: Common kitchen, including sink, refrigerator/freezer, & stove/oven.

Cleaning: Bathrooms cleaned daily; Showers cleaned weekly 


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. 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.