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Top 10 Residences at Lafayette College

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James Brandon
31 Oct 2018
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Housing at Lafayette College is guaranteed for all four years with 21 residence halls in a mix of architectural styles and a safe campus environment. Here are some of the top residences at the institution.

1. Watson Hall

Watson Hall Residence Address: 707 Sullivan Rd Easton, PA 18042 Watson Hall houses 130 men and women in a combination of double rooms that are co-ed by wing and double suites that are co-ed by room. Features include a wellness floor, a study/seminar room, lounges, recreational area, and laundry facilities.

2. Watson Courts

Watson Courts Residence Address: 730 High St, Easton, PA 18042, USA

Watson Courts is a three building complex (Watson Courts A, B & C) and features townhouse-style living for 112 upper-level students, with four men or women in each unit. Each unit contains three bedrooms, a kitchenette, bath, and living room. Each unit contains a kitchenette, bathroom, and a living room.

3. South College-Jesser Hall

South College-Jesser Hall

Residence Address: 730 High St, Easton, PA 18042, USA

South College is one of the oldest, original buildings on campus. It is Residence to about 220 first-year and upper-level students, residents advisors and a residence life professional. The building has two living units per floor with a study area, lounge, and kitchen.

4. Soles Hall

Soles Hall Residence Address: 212 McCartney Street Easton, PA United States

Soles Hall houses 36 upper-level women and resident advisers in suite arrangements. The basement includes laundry facilities and a lounge. A separate laundry facility, including a study lounge, is located in the basement and accessible to off-campus students with checkpoint access.

5. Ruef Hall

Ruef Hall Residence Address: 020A South College Easton, PA 18042 United States

Ruef Hall is a coed-by-floor residence for 150 students. More than half of the building, with its large lounge and a kitchen, is reserved for first-year students. A faculty member lives on the ground floor.

6. McKeen Hall

McKeen Hall Residence Address: 110 McCartney Street Easton, PA 18042 United States

Renovated in 2006, McKeen Hall is coed by floor and houses 182 first-year and upper-class students as well as resident advisers. The residents enjoy dedicated study areas, spacious lounges, and kitchen and laundry facilities.

7. Marquis Hall

Marquis Hall Residence Address: 730 SULLIVAN RD, Easton, PA 18042

Home to about 60 women students, including 40 first-years, Marquis Hall also houses the Printing and Bulk Mail Services, and one of Lafayette’s two all-you-care-to-eat cafés, featuring house made brick oven pizza, a fresh salad bar, and full deli.

8. Kirby House

Kirby House Residence Address: 701 High Street Easton, PA 18042 United States

Located across from the Quad, Kirby House houses 69 men, including 12 first-year students, resident advisers, and a faculty resident. This air-conditioned hall was built in 1950 and renovated in 2001. Features include a large library, formal living room, kitchen, multipurpose lounge, and laundry facilities. Kirby House is also home to Gilbert’s, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a coffeehouse setting.

9. Keefe Hall

Keefe Hall Residence Address: 22 S College Dr Easton, PA 18042 United States

Keefe Hall houses 117 men and women students, resident advisers, and a faculty resident. The building has seven houses, or living units that accommodate special-interest groups, each with a lounge and kitchen area. It also has seminar rooms, study spaces, and a spacious common area for a variety of academic and co-curricular activities.

10. Gates Hall

Gates Hall Residence Address: 210 McCartney St (at Lafayette College) Easton, PA 18042 United States

Gates Hall houses a combination of 84 first-year and upper-class students in a traditional floor plan, with men and women on different floors. Located on McCartney Street, Gates has a large lounge and cooking facilities on the ground floor.

Here is your Move-In Day Packing List at Lafayette College

1. Room Basics

A student room
  • Beddings
  • Decorations
  • Mattress cover
  • Clothes
  • Personal effects
  • Iron box

2. Food and Snacks

  • Juice
  • Biscuits
  • Cereals(if you intend to cook)
  • Fruits
  • Beverages(coffee, tea, chocolate)

3. Tech and Entertainment

Bluetooth speakers
  • Laptop
  • Headphones
  • Ipod/mp3 player
  • Game consoles
  • Tv

4. School Supplies

Pencils, books, stapler, paper punch, paper clips
  • Books
  • Pens
  • Notebook
  • Stapler
  • Paper punch
  • Marker pens

5. Cleaning Up and Organizing

Clothes hanged using hangers
  • Hangers
  • Detergents/soap
  • Storage containers
  • Dustbin
  • Mop/broom

6. Campus Gears

Lafayette College sweatshirt
  • Campus branded clothes (T-shirts, shirts, hoodies, and jackets)
  • Bag pack
  • Umbrella
  • Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen

7. Items You Should Ask First Before Bringing

A pink square written "ASK FIRST"
  • Pets
  • Furniture
  • Refrigerators
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hoverboard


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