Earle Hall is a new residence hall that opened for occupancy fall 2017. Earle Hall is located in the northeastern quad of East Housing Area. Earle Hall is an updated version of a traditional residence hall, offering students double occupancy rooms. Unlike traditional residence halls though, Earle Hall offers students individual bathrooms that are shared by the floor. Similar to a home, each bathroom pod is privately used by one individual. Additional sinks are located near the bathrooms to provide quick, easy use. The ground floor of Earle Hall features a living room, kitchen, laundry room, study space, knowledge stations, and a music practice room. The building is coed by room (each room is single gender, but may be next to a room of opposite gender). Student bedrooms feature flexible furniture, which allows the student to arrange the rooms in a number of different ways. Beds are extra-long twin size, and can be lofted to different heights (no need to bring bed risers or a separate bed loft!).
The current East Buildings are named after Pennsylvania governors. George Howard Earle III was the 29th Governor of PA (1935 to 1939) and was a big supporter of Penn State. He was instrumental in funding ten building projects on campus that increased the physical plant by 50%. Governor Earle also was a supporter of changing the name from “The Pennsylvania State College” to “The Pennsylvania State University.”
Building and Room Information:
|Earle Hall||First Floor||Second Floor|
|Third Floor||Fourth Floor|
|Fifth Floor||Sixth Floor|
|Room||15' 0"||12' 2"|