First-Year Halls

Kresge Hall

Kresge Hall, located at 604 N C Street, is the oldest and largest residence hall on the Simpson College campus. It was built in 1949, had an addition completed in 1961, and was newly renovated in 2001. Beginning in Fall 2005, Kresge provides living accommodations for 215 first-year men and women on four floors.  While the building is co-ed, it is split into single-sex wings. While mainly comprised of two-person rooms, some triples and quads exist. Each wing has community bath and laundry facilities. The first floor houses the main lounge, Area Coordinator office, SHC apartment and vending area. The basement has the computer room, pool table, exercise equipment, kitchen, laundry facilities, and a lounge area. Located in the heart of campus, Kresge Hall is adjacent to Pfeiffer Dining Hall and near Dunn Library. Kresge Hall is a substance-free building (no smoking, alcohol, etc.)

Kresge Hall offers the following amenities:

  • 96 rooms with a mixture of doubles, triples, and quads
  • Substance-free living
  • Individual room thermostat controls
  • Lounge/study areas on the lower-level, first, and second floors.
  • Laundry facilities on every level
  • A computer room and kitchen area on the lower level
  • Community restroom facilities on each wing
  • Typical Kresge room size: 13.8′ x 10.9′

Kresge Floor Plans with Room Measurements

Barker Hall
Barker Hall was built in 1954, renovated in 2002, and had a 76-bed addition completed in Fall 2005. It is located at 603 N Buxton Street.  With the addition, Barker Hall will house 189 first-year men and women in a variety of double, triple, and quad rooms on 3 floors. The building in split into 6 single-sex wings, and each wing has community bath facilities . The first floor has a main lounge area, while the lower level houses an additional large lounge space, a laundry and vending area, and a computer room. The hall kitchen is on the second floor. Also located in the heart of campus, Barker Hall is adjacent to Pfeiffer Dining Hall and near Dunn Library. Barker Hall is a substance-free building (no smoking, alcohol, etc.)

Barker Hall offers the following amenities:

  • 82 rooms with a mixture of doubles, triples, and quads
  • Substance-free living
  • Individual room thermostat controls
  • Lounge/study area, and a computer room on the first floor.
  • A kitchen area on the second floor
  • Laundry facilities on lower level
  • Community restroom facilities on each floor
  • Typical Barker room size: 11′ x 12’3″

Barker Floor Plans with Room Measurements