Purington Hall is an Education-themed community, creating the opportunity for residents who are Education majors or interested in the field of education to interact with like-minded peers. It offers single, double and triple style rooms.

Purington Hall residents will be able to participate in hall programs and study groups, and interact with faculty and staff.

The lower level of Purington has a large laundry room. On the first floor of this hall is a full kitchen, a large study lounge for quiet study or group study sessions and game room.

Residents of Purington Hall have the ability to choose an optional gender-inclusive room placement where their roommate preference is not based on gender.

Residing in this building is a professional staff member (called a Graduate Area Coordinator) who assists in the development of communal living. This staff person is responsible for enhancing residents’ college experience by assisting in promoting programs within the hall.

Programs designed by the four Community Assistants in the hall promote the development of both academic and social skills. A Community Assistant is an upper class UMF student who assists in building community within their areas, as well as help residents get involved in the campus community through various programming initiatives. Purington Hall programs are often themed toward Education, such as Paint N’ Play, a kindergarten themed program where residents finger painted and had snacks;  Tales From The Classroom, a program in which current and former teachers shared their experiences in the classroom, and more.

The floors in Purington are distinct by number, floor from ground level up, and by direction, defined as North, South, and West. The beds are not bunked; however, if upon moving in all roommates want the beds bunked, University staff will assist is setting this up. Please note that the All-Access Meal Plan is required for all First-Year Students.


Within the building:

  • Education-themed community
  • Co-ed hall
  • 115 occupants
  • Restrooms are single-user
  • Rooms vary in shape and size
  • Kitchen and laundry located in the basement
  • Student lounge and gameroom on 1st floor
  • 4 Community Assistants

Within each room:

Room Specs

  • Two or three windows, varying in size (average is 38″ x 65″)
  • Space under beds, approximately 10″ at lowest to 27″ at highest
  • Average furniture includes: two beds, two dressers, two closets, two desk and chairs
  • Average single room, approximately 11.5′ wide by 12′ deep
  • Average double room, approximately 12′ wide by 15.3′ deep

What to Bring

We understand deciding what to bring to college can be stressful. To help you with this, see our Suggested Packing List web page.

Contact Us

For more information on campus housing, please contact us.

Kelsey Champagne-Smith
Assistant Director of Housing and Academic Success
tel  207-778-7488