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Martin Hall

Martin Hall is a new residence hall that will open for occupancy fall 2018. Martin Hall is located in the southeastern quad of East Housing Area. Martin Hall is an updated version of a traditional residence hall, offering students double occupancy rooms. Unlike traditional residence halls though, Martin 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 Martin 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!).

Martin Hall, built in 2018, is named after Edward Martin, the 32nd Governor of Pennsylvania, serving 1943-47. Martin then became a U.S. Senator, and had a distinguished military career through four wars, earning a Distinguished Service Cross and a Purple Heart. Martin was recognized for his outstanding work during the Johnstown (PA) Flood of 1936 by being promoted to Major General in command of Pennsylvania's 28th National Guard Division. Martin was from Waynesburg, PA.  

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Martin Hall First Floor Second Floor
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  Fifth Floor Sixth Floor
  Seventh Floor  


Item Length Width Height
Room - regular double 14'2" 12'7" 9'4"
Room - oblong double 23'9" 8'3" 9'4"
Room - single 16'11' 7'1" 9'4"
Desk 23.75" 36" 29"
Two-Drawer unit 18.50" 32.50"  
Wardrobe Closet     71"
Window 7' 10"