Hoerner Hall

Built in 1963, Hoerner Hall is our only residence hall with skylights! Hoerner is also designated as a Quiet Residence Hall. Residents observe the following quiet hours:

  • Monday through Thursday: all hours are quiet except 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: no quiet hours after 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: no quiet hours.
  • Sunday: all hours are quiet except 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Hoerner Hall houses up to 83 students, with the first floor designated for males and the second floor for females. The hall features two full kitchens, conveniently located in the basement and on the second floor, and equipped with microwaves, full-size refrigerators, stoves, sinks, counter-space, and some individual storage units. There is a laundry room on the garden level and a TV lounge.

Room amenities

Ethernet (network) data jack and access to the building’s WiFi connection is provided in each room. One standard cat-5 compatible Ethernet jack for 100 Mbps connection to the 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.


  • First floor is all-male
  • Second floor is all-female
  • Single and double rooms
  • TV lounge
  • Vending machines
  • Full kitchens and laundry


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


Average Room Dimensions:

  • Window: 4.5′ x 5′
  • Room: 10.5′ x 18′ with 6′ used as closets. There are also built-in desks.
  • Ceiling: 8′

Click for a PDF diagram of each floor of the residence hall:


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 Campus Safety & Security in case of an emergency.

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

Once you’ve selected a hall that you have a preference for, the next steps are to fill out a housing application. If you’ve already done that and know where you will be moving to, check out our page on moving in!

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.