DowsDows Hall was named in honor of Sutherland Dows, Sr., a member of the Board of Trustees from 1932 to 1969 and its president for almost 20 years, and his wife.

Dows Hall as it is used today

Located in the "tri-hall area" of campus along with Tarr and Pfeiffer Halls, Dows is home to approximately 75 residents, most of whom are first-year students. If you were to ask a resident of Dows Hall to describe the atmosphere in the building, he or she might very well describe it as a "close-knit family." Dows residents always seem to be up for a group activity — tie-dying parties, pumpkin carving contests and ice cream sundae socials are some of the events you will find going on in Dows on weekends and block breaks.

Dows Hall is part of a major renovation of several of our residence halls. Learn more about the residence hall renovations.

Building details

Building amenities

  • A kitchen both for general student use and that will host demonstrations by our dining services staff
  • An aerobics room with a sound system to play work-out DVDs or music
  • An individual study room and a group conference room


Location and mailing address

All mail should be addressed to the mailing address below rather than to the building's street address (learn more about mail and addresses).

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