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Davis & Elkins College is a residential institution that believes in the educational value of the residence life experience. For this reason, we require all students to live on campus except those students living at home with their parents, married students, students with children, handicapped students with a need for facilities which the College is unable to provide, and independent students (NOT claimed as a dependent by their guardian(s) over 23 years of age).
The significance of living in a community cannot be overestimated! Ask graduates about their college years, and most will say that the closest relationships developed and the greatest lessons were learned in the context of residential living.
Along with attending classes and participating in activities outside the classroom, living on campus is a key building block of a D&E student’s educational experience. We believe it is vital for students to be immersed in community living so that key life-to-life encounters may occur. In community living, students give and receive, are shaped by and contribute to campus life, and are challenged to integrate learning with their choices.
A Resident Assistant (RA) is assigned to a floor and/or hall. The RA helps to build a community of respect within the residence halls by developing individual relationships and group programming. The RAs are knowledgeable of the College’s mission, its rules/regulations, and are instrumental in shaping and maintaining community standards.
Roxanna Booth Hall
Roxanna Booth Hall is a four-story brick women’s residence hall that has recently been renovated. Named for the mother of major donor Alexander Booth, it provides a comfortable and attractive campus home for up to 148 residents in 83 rooms. There are two bathroom facilities on each floor, a common area and kitchenette on the main floor, and a laundry room on the ground floor. Wireless internet access, telephone service, laundry facilities, and cable television are all provided amenities. Booth Hall features 24-hour video monitoring on all the entrance doors.
Darby Hall was named for H. M. and Susan Darby, generous friends of the College. The residence hall, nestled among woods and close to the dining hall, underwent extensive renovations in 1997 and 2009. It houses 104 men in 58 rooms. Laundry facilities are located on each floor and there are two lounge areas for students to use on the ground floor as well as a kitchenette. Wireless internet access, telephone service, laundry facilities, and cable television are all provided amenities. Darby Hall features 24-hour video monitoring on all the entrance doors.
Gribble Hall is named for the late Senator and Mrs. Wallace Gribble, benefactors of the college. It was fully renovated in the summer of 2011. Home to 91 female and male students (coed by floor) in a total of 51 rooms, Gribble Hall also houses Student Health Services. Laundry facilities are located on each floor and there is a kitchen and large lounge area on the ground floor where students can relax, play pool or watch television. Wireless internet access, telephone service, laundry facilities, and cable television are all provided amenities. Gribble Hall features 24-hour video monitoring on all the entrance doors.
Presidential Center is a suite-style residence hall that was renovated in 2010. The three-story building houses up to 124 upperclassmen. All suites are single-sex, and each consists of four bedrooms, a bath, and a common room. Laundry facilities are located on the ground floor along with a kitchen and lounge area. All rooms have individually controlled heating and air-conditioning and wireless internet access, telephone service, and cable television are all provided amenities.
Moyer Hall, formerly International Center, is a three-story, three-section, residential facility that was renovated in 2010. It is home to male and female students (coed by floor) in a total of 92 rooms, each with a telephone line, television connection, wireless computer access, and heating and air-conditioning in every room. The Hall has several bathrooms on each floor and a laundry room, lounge space, and kitchen on the first level. Moyer Hall features 24-hour video monitoring on all the entrance doors.