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Residential Life

Penfield Hall (South Quad)

Penfield Hall is one of four South Quad areas.


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.


  • Laundry room with washers and dryers (located in the basement)
  • Kitchenettes with a microwave, refrigerator, sink and recycle bins (one per floor)
  • Vending machines (located on the first floor)
  • Trash rooms (one per floor)
  • Building lounge with a TV and DVD player (located on the first floor)
  • Building lounge with a pool table, foosball table, treadmill and elliptical machines (located in the basement)
  • Floor lounges (one per floor)
  • Study rooms
  • Outdoor bike racks and basement bike storage (the college assumes no responsibility for missing or damaged bikes)

Room Furnishings

Rooms are furnished with the following items upon move-in:

  • Desk (42-1/4" x 24-1/8" x 29-13/16" H)
  • Desk top 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 9 adjustable height settings. The clearance under the spring at the highest setting is 30")
  • Closet
  • Padded window seat
  • Modem box with cable and internet connections (one internet port per student, and one cable port per room)

Room Style

All rooms in Penfield Hall are suite style. Each suite can contain a different combination of single rooms, double/triple rooms and a bathroom.

Room Sizes

Double/triple room (44 rooms): 10'-7" x 19'-10"

  • Window seat: 44" x 35"
  • Window size: 50" x 66"
  • 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"

  • Window seat: 44" x 35"
  • Window size: 50" x 66"
  • Closet: 77"w x 24"d x 96"h


Penfield Hall