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Penfield Hall

Suite Styles:Single, Double, and Triple rooms sharing a bathroom
student demographics:First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Kitchenettes:Refrigerator, Microwave, and Sink
Quad:South Quad


Penfield Hall was built in the 1960s and is named after a trustee of the college, Adelia Penfield. She was one of the first women Lucy Skidmore Scribner chose in 1903 to help her manage the Young Women's Industrial Club. Mrs. Penfield was named a trustee of the newly chartered Skidmore School of Arts in 1911 and served on the board until her death in 1936.


  • Building lounge with pool table, TV and DVD player 
  • Exercise machines: one treadmill and one elliptical
  • Study rooms
  • Laundry room with washers and dryers
  • Vending machines
  • Outdoor bike racks and basement storage
  • Kitchenettes with a microwave, refrigerator, sink and recycle bins
  • Trash rooms
  • Floor lounges

Rooms are furnished with the following items upon move in:

  • Desk (42-1/4" x 24-1/8" x 29-13/16" H)
  • Desktop bookcase (40" x 12" x 35" H)
  • Desk chair
  • Dresser (31-1/2" x 24-1/8" x 29-13/16" H)
  • Floor bookcase (31-1/2" x 12 x 29-13/16" H)
  • Twin extra-long bed (The bed ends are 36" high with nine adjustable height settings. The clearance under the spring at the highest setting is 30")
  • Closet
  • Padded window seat
Double/triple room (44 rooms): 10'-7" x 19'-10"
  • Closets (double): 60"w x 24"d x 96"h
  • Closets (triple):  40"w x 24"d x 96"h
Single Room (45 Rooms): 10'-8" x 9'-2"
  • Closet: 77"w x 24"d x 96"h
A note from the Area Coordinator

Jo Latimer

Welcome to South Quad! Four identical residence halls in South Campus, home to a large majority of First Year and Sophomore Students. Our residence halls contain a mix of triple, double, and single rooms. Each floor has great common room spaces where you might find students studying, attending an RA event, or just hanging out! Need a quiet place to do homework? Pop into the study room on your floor! With such close proximity to the Dining Hall and Case Center, what’s not to love?