Barrett Hall

view of Barrett Hall from the front
Built in 1954 and remodeled in 2008, Barrett Hall is one of our first-year resident halls.

Living in Barrett Hall

Barrett Hall is a co-ed residence hall that can house up to 144 students. The hall features a full kitchen on every floor equipped with microwaves, full-size refrigerators, stoves, sinks, counter-space and some individual storage units. It also includes laundry units on every floor and a TV lounge.


Ethernet (network) data jack and access to the building’s WiFi connection are provided in each room. One standard cat-5 compatible Ethernet jack for 100 Mbps connection to campus network and internet is available in each room. Students may utilize a standard splitter or network hub if additional ports are needed.


Limited storage space is available for students over the summer free of charge. Learn more about on-campus storage over the summer.


  • Co-ed hall with doubles and triples
  • TV lounge
  • Vending machines
  • Full kitchen and laundry on every floor


The College supplies the following items for each student:

  • 1 extra long twin-sized bed
  • 1 desk with chair
  • 1 dresser
  • 1 towel rack or hook
  • 1 bookcase per room
  • 1 mirror per room

Video Highlights and Floor Plans

Average Room Dimensions

  • Window: 5′ x 5′
  • Room: 12′ x 14′
  • Ceiling: 8.5′

Floor Diagrams

Safety Information

Each residence hall is equipped with an electronic fire alarm system consisting of strobe and horn fixtures, fire alarm pull stations, and smoke detectors in all resident room and common areas and thermal (heat) detectors in the kitchens. Fire extinguishers are located throughout the residence hall. Fire escape plans are located on the back of each resident’s door.

Instructions for properly heating/cooling your room safely are provided by the College.

All residence halls have a card access system. Students, teaching and administrative faculty with an encoded ID are afforded access. Campus phones outside each building provide access to residents or to Public Safety in case of an emergency.

I know where I want to live, what’s next?

On behalf of the Office of Residence Life and Earlham College, we are excited to welcome you to your home away from home at Earlham! We know that move-in can be a stressful time, and we want you to feel as confident in the process as possible. Our residence life staff is ready to welcome you and support your transition to Earlham. 

More information and resources

The Office of Residence Life works behind the scenes to keep you safe, healthy and fulfilled throughout your journey at Earlham College. Whether you are looking for academic advice, a shoulder to lean on, or opportunities for personal and professional growth, our team is here to support you through it all.

We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.