Olvey-Andis Hall

Built in 1949 and remodeled in 2007, Olvey-Andis Hall is conveniently located near both the library and the dining hall on campus.


Olvey-Andis Hall is a co-ed residence hall that can house up to 116 students. The hall features three full kitchens conveniently located on each floor and equipped with microwaves, full-size refrigerators, stoves, sinks, counter-space and some individual storage units. There are also laundry rooms and TV lounges on each floor.

Room amenities

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 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.


  • Co-ed hall with single and double rooms
  • TV lounges on each floor
  • Vending machines
  • Full kitchens and laundry on each 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


Average Room Dimensions:

  • Window: 5′ x 5′
  • Room: 10.5′ x 16.5′
  • Ceiling: 9′

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.