More than 100 years old, “Hoyt” is probably the most popular residence for upperclass students, particularly seniors. It offers over-sized singles, doubles and a few triples and students seem to love its high ceilings and turn- of-the-century charm. A ghost is said to reside on the top floor.


Hoyt-Bowne Hall was designed by architect William Schickel in 1893. It is distinctive on campus because of its orange Pompeiian speckled brick with contrasting red brick detailing windows and doors.

Also unique to this building are the two rounded stairwell towers at the end of each wing. Completely symmetrical in design with a center section four stories tall and two three-and-a-half story wings, this 100 room residence hall was the first modern hall dedicated solely to providing a comfortable home for students.

Constructed in the late-Victorian period, Hoyt-Bowne Hall is Romanesque in style, with round arches over entrances and windows, and columns adoring the main entrance, central facade and each dormer window of the topmost story.