Robinson Hall is a new residence hall that opened for occupancy fall 2017. Robinson Hall is an updated version of a traditional residence hall, offering students double occupancy rooms as well as supplemental housing rooms, which accommodate six students. Unlike traditional residence halls though, Robinson 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 Robinson Hall features a living room, kitchen, laundry room, study space, knowledge stations, music practice rooms, and a mediation 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!).
In 1871, Sarah E. Robinson was hired as the first music instructor at the Agricultural College of Pennsylvania (known as the Farmer’s High School of Pennsylvania, 1855-1862) in its sixteenth year of existence. This swelled the size of the total faculty to ten. The student body at that time totaled 75. When deciding that to name this new residence halls, current students were included in the decision making process, and the majority selected Robinson as the name due to the large number of music students who reside in the North Housing Area, and it would provide a building named after one of the University's first female instructor.
BUILDING AND ROOM INFORMATION:
- Building Floor Plans
- Room Dimensions
- Room Diagrams and Photos
- View 360 building tour (note: these images were taken towards end of constructions, before students moved in. We do not normally have cellophane wrap covering the carpet!)
|Robinson||First Floor||Second Floor|
|Third Floor||Fourth Floor|
|Room||15' 6"||11' 10"|
|Refrigerator/Freezer||19 11/16"||18 11/16"||44"|