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Knowles Hall


Knowles Hall is home to more than 500 students annually. Its close proximity to the Crane School of Music and the Performing Arts Center (PAC) makes Knowles a popular choice among music and art-related majors.

What You Should Know About:

The Knowles Complex

  • Special Housing:

    Study Intensive:
    The west wing of Knowles South is a study-intensive area; residents establish their own standards for acceptable noise levels. Thus, this area is characterized as having extensive "quiet hours" that should be respected.
  • Wired, plugged in and ready to go! All rooms/suites in Knowles are ready to meet your communication needs, being equipped with cable TV and the Internet access.
  • Laundry services: When the smell of your dirty laundry starts keeping you awake at night, never fear: there are laundry rooms located on the ground floor. Washers and dryers do not cost any additional money for residential students and are covered by the room charge.
  • Recreation Room: When you've been reading for hours and suddenly realize that your mind is feeling a bit mushy, students have the ability to access the recreation room to relax and unwind.
  • Kitchen Facility: Think you can wow Emeril with your fantastic culinary talent? Whether you want to "kick it up a notch" or get cozy with some Chef Boyardee, there are 2 community kitchens available for use.
  • Vending Machines: Need some Doritos to go with your beef ravioli? For your convenience, several vending machines have been placed within each hall so you can grab a snack whenever you need one. These operate on your choice of cash or Bear Express
  • Marshall Park: After staring at your computer screen for hours, why not take a break and kick back with nature? Knowles South conveniently overlooks Marshall Park, a beautifully landscaped area that includes a pond and a sand volleyball court.
  • Housing schedule: Knowles Hall is open throughout the entire academic year, from opening in August through closing in May. Students who want to stay over the Winter/Semester break may need to register with the AC or GA so that your card is activated for building access.
  • Storage: Some long-term and summer storage is available on a limited basis. Please see a residence life staff member for more information.

Quick Reference Guide for Knowles Complex:


Knowles South
Knowles North
Who lives there?
Freshman-Senior
Freshman-Senior


Co-ed or single sex floors?



Co-ed


Co-ed


Suites available?



Yes: 6th Floor - 2 & 4 person suites


No:building is two-story, corridor style


Room Dimensions



Double: 10' 8" x 17' 3"

Triple: 16' 9" x 15' 10"

Suite w/o Bath: 17' 10" x 7' 6"


Single: 16' 6" x 8' 2"

Double: 10' 8" x 17' 3"

Triple: 16' 9" x 15' 10"


Floor to ceiling dimensions



8 ft. high


8 ft. high


Window measurements



Double: 5' 2" x 5' 7"

Triple: 5' 2" x 5' 7"

Suite: 8' 6" x 3' 6"


Single: 5' 2" x 5' 7"

Double: 5' 2" x 5' 7"

Triple: 5' 2" x 5' 7"


Dorm Photo

Knowles Hall is home to many Crane students!