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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 RD or GA so that your card is activated for building access.
  • Gender Inclusive Housing: Knowles is home to our Gender Inclusive housing area. Students are voluntarily assigned here who want to live in an inclusive environment. Students can live in the same room with each other regardless of biological sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.

  • Co-Ed Housing: The top floor of Knowles South features co-ed housing in all suites and double rooms.  Any student, regardless of their biological sex, can choose to live together on this floor.

  • 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?



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!