Purington Hall is a Education Themed Community offering single, double, and triple style rooms. This hall creates the opportunity for residents who are education majors and/or interested in the field of education to interact with like-minded peers. Students will be able to participate in hall programs and study groups, and interact with faculty and staff. In the lower level of Purington is a large laundry room. On the first floor of this hall is a full kitchen, lounge, and game room.

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

There is one professional Graduate Area Coordinator who supervises in Purington Hall and assists in the development of communal living. This individual is responsible for enhancing their residents’ college experience by assisting in promoting programs within the hall. Programs, which are 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 student who assists in building community within their areas, as well as helping residents get involved in the University community through various programming initiatives. Programs in the Hall are often themed toward Education. Examples of programs that Community Assistants have done in the past are Paint N’ Play, a kindergarten themed program where residents finger painted and had snacks, and Tales From The Classroom, a program in which current and former teachers shared their experiences in the classroom.


Within the building:

  • 119 occupants
  • Restrooms are single user
  • Themed & Coed Housing
  • All bathrooms are single-user
  • All rooms vary in shape and size
  • Kitchen and Laundry located in the basement
  • Student lounge on the first floor
  • Community Assistants: 4

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

Standard Room Dimensions:

  • Average single room, approximately 11.5′ wide by 12′ deep
  • Average double room, approximately 12′ wide by 15.3′ deep

For more information, please contact Kelsey Champagne-Smith, Assistant Director of Housing and Academic Success,  at 207-778-7348.