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Residential Life

Wait Hall (North Quad)

Wait Hall is one of four North Quad areas.


Wait Hall is named for three members of the Wait family who collectively served as trustees from 1922 through 1981 (Luther, 1922–32; Newman, 1932–64; and Newman Jr., 1964–81). Newman Wait was the president of the Adirondack Trust Company and passed away in 1981.


  • Laundry room with washers and dryers (located in the basement)
  • There is a washer/dryer in the first-floor kitchenette that is coin-operated
  • Kitchenettes with a microwave, refrigerator, sink, and recycle bins (one per floor)
  • Vending machines (located on the first floor)
  • Trash rooms (located in every cluster of four suites)
  • Building lounge with TV and DVD player (located on the first floor)
  • Building lounge with pool table, treadmill and elliptical machines (located in the sub-basement)
  • Floor lounges (one per floor)
  • Study rooms
  • Outdoor bike racks (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 Wait Hall are suite style. Each suite contains two single rooms, one double/triple room, and a bathroom.

Room Sizes

Double/triple room (34 rooms): 13'-2"   X   ___

  • Window seat: 10' x 2'
  • Window size: 10' x 6'-3"
  • Closets (double): 60"w x 24"d x 96"h
  • Closets (triple):  40"w x 24"d x 96"h

Single room (61 rooms): 10'-1"   X   12'-6"

  • Window seat: 50" x 30"
  • Window size: 50" x 68"
  • Closet: 77"w x 24"d x 96"h


Wait Hall