Francis Allen Black Hall

Frances Allen Black Hall

 Independent Living

Frances Allen Black (or FAB) is a suite-style hall that opened in January 2006. It is our most environmentally friendly building as well as our “Independent Living Community” for students in good social standing. Each suite has a small common area and a bathroom with a shower that students are responsible for cleaning. Laundry facilities, study areas and lounge spaces are located on each floor. There is a main lounge and kitchenette for student use and a bicycle storage area. The hall is staffed by two student Community Programming Assistants (CPAs) who serve as resources for the building. This is in contrast to the residence halls, which have several Community Assistants.

Deciding what to bring to college can be very stressful. Because of this, we have compiled a list that has helpful reminders. Please refer to the packing list to assist you in your packing.


Within the building:

  • Capacity: 98 Occupants
  • Specialty Housing
  • Coed by Suite
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry on each floor
  • Kitchen on first floor
  • All bathrooms are incorporated into suites
  • Common rooms in each suite
  • Available for Upperclass Students only
  • Community Programming Assistants: 2
  • Visiting Faculty Members: 2

Within each room:

  • One cable hookup
  • One phone hookup
  • Two Ethernet
  • Wireless access

Room Specs:

  • Average number of windows per room, 1 per single and 2 per doubleSpace under beds, approximately 10″ at lowest to 27″ at highest
  • Average furniture in doubles includes: two beds, two dressers, two closets, two desk and chairs
  • Average furniture in singles include: one bed, one dresser, one closet, one desk and chair

Standard Room Dimensions:

  • Average single room, approximately 9.3′ wide by 10.8 deep
  • Average double room, approximately 12.5′ wide by 14.6 deep

For more information, please contact Kelsey Champagne-Smith, Assistant Director of Housing and Academic Success, at 207-778-7488