Hoyt-Bowne Hall, also known as Hoyt is one of our oldest Residence Halls. Hoyt is nestled towards the front of campus, giving it a sense of independence along with Asbury Hall. Hoyt is very popular among the juniors and seniors. This four floor architectural gem has been featured in various movies, including Family Stone.

This traditional style hall boasts high ceilings and spacious rooms, reminding us of the Drew University of past. Despite many of the rooms being singles, Hoyt remains one of the social buildings on campus for its upper-class resident students.

The first floor houses all male students, 2 bathrooms, and a Resident Assistant. The second floor is co-ed by room, houses a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms, and a Resident Assistant. The third floor, also co-ed by room has a kitchen, bathrooms, and a Resident Assistant. Our all female fourth floor has a Resident Assistant and bathrooms. Here is an example of a single room in Hoyt. 20140806_132835

Rumor has it that a ghost resides on the fourth floor.

Hoyt-Bowne Hall Facts:

Description Capacity Room Type Room Size Window Size
  • 1st Floor – Male
  • 2nd – Co-Ed
  • 3rd – Co-Ed
  • 4th – Female
  • 116 Residents
  • 3 Resident Assistants
  • 1 Resident Director
  • 67 Singles
  • 21 Doubles
  • 2 Triples
  • 1 Apartment
  • Varies by room
  • Varies by room

Other Information

  • 1 Large Lounge
  • 2 Kitchen Areas
  • 1 Laundry Room
  • Each room has 11 foot ceilings

History

Constructed between 1893-1894

A joint gift from William Hoyt and S.W. Bowne (members of the board of trustees), Hoyt-Bowne was Drew’s new student residence. In 1915-1916 the building also housed a post office, parlors for social gatherings and a telephone. By 1929-1930 the fourth floor was reserved for married couples. During WWII it was occupied by the Navy V-12 College Training Unit.

Composed by Anthony D. Rogers, Courtesy of the Drew University Archives.