Converse Hall

Converse Hall

Converse reflects a traditional design of long open hallways with rooms on either side of the main corridor. Most rooms are arranged in suites with two students to a room and two rooms sharing a bath. Residents are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their bathroom.

Converse Hall also has a kitchen with a microwave oven, vending services, carpeted study lounges, TV lounge, and laundry facilities.  Wireless Internet access is available throughout the entire building.

A typical room in Converse Hall has:

  • Two XL twin beds with innerspring mattresses (beds are bunkable and height adjustable; underneath clearance: 5" to 28")
  • Two individual desks with chairs
  • Two built-in closets
  • Two chests of drawers
  • Fluorescent/LED lighting
  • Mini blinds or roller shades
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV cable hookup
  • Tiled or hardwood floors
  • Drywalls (push pins or thumb tacks recommended)
  • This building is air-conditioned
  • Room Contents Key

Room Specs for a Typical Double Room

  • Room Size: 10'3" x 16'8"
  • Windows Size: various
  • Ceiling Height: various

Floor Plans

 History

  • Converse Hall opened in 1935. It was originally known as the Senior Hall and was later renamed to honor former registrar, professor and math department chair, Henry A. Converse. The building was renovated in 2001.

Virtual Tour

Cooling/Heating Instructions

  • This building will automatically switch between heating and cooling based on the outside air temperature. The outside temperature will need to be in the mid to low 50s for this change to occur. With this building, it is possible for the heat to be on at night and for cooling to be on during the day.
 
Gifford Hall

Gifford Hall

Gifford Hall reflects a traditional design of long open hallways with rooms on either side of the corridor. Most rooms are arranged in suites with two or three students to a room and two rooms sharing a bath. Residents are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their bathroom.

Gifford Hall also has a kitchen facility with microwave oven, vending services, study lounges, TV lounge, and laundry facilities.  Wireless Internet access is available throughout the entire building.

A typical room in Gifford Hall has:

  • Two XL twin loft beds with innerspring mattresses
    • Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up 55"
  • Two individual desks with chairs
  • Two built-in closets
  • Two chests of drawers
  • Fluorescent/LED lighting
  • Mini blinds or roller shades
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV cable hookup
  • Tiled floors
  • Drywalls (push pins and thumb tacks recommended)
  • This building is air-conditioned
  • Room Contents Key

Room Specs

  • Typical Gifford Double
    • Rooms: 211, 217, 311, 317 are 10'10" x 18'6"
    • All Other Double Rooms: 11'9" x 16'7"
    • Window Size: various
    • Ceiling Height: various
  • Typical Gifford Triple
    • Rooms: 213, 215, 313, 315 are 13'10" x 18'7"
    • All Other Triple Rooms: 12'3" x 23'
    • Window Size: various
    • Ceiling Height: various

Floor Plans

History

  • Gifford Hall, named in honor of professor Henry A. Gifford, was opened in 1935, and was renovated in 2002.


Res Hall 360 Project 

  • Please note that rooms seen in these 360 views do not represent all available spaces on campus. Rooms within the building can vary in size and set-up. Room dimensions are not available for individual rooms. You can find information about furniture included in each room in our  Room Contents Key.

Virtual Tour

Cooling/Heating Instructions

  • This building will automatically switch between heating and cooling based on the outside air temperature. The outside temperature will need to be in the mid to low 50s for this change to occur. With this building, it is possible for the heat to be on at night and for cooling to be on during the day.

 

 

 

Harper Allen-Lee Hall

Ashby Hall  

Harper Allen-Lee Hall reflects a traditional design of long open hallways with rooms on either side of the main corridor. Most rooms are arranged in suites with two students to a room and two rooms sharing a bath. Residents are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their bathroom.

Harper Allen-Lee Hall also has a kitchen facility with microwave oven, vending services, large carpeted study lounges, TV lounge, and laundry facilities. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the entire building.

A typical room in Harper Allen-Lee Hall has:

  • Two XL twin loft beds with innerspring mattresses 
    • Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up 55"
  • Two built-in closets
  • Two chests of drawers
  • Fluorescent/LED lighting
  • Mini blinds or roller shades
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV cable hookup
  • Tiled floors
  • Drywalls: (push pins and thumb tacks recommended)
  • This building is air-conditioned
  • Room Contents Key

Room Specs for a Typical Double Room

  • Room Size: 14' x 10'
  • Window Size: various
  • Ceiling Height: various 

Floor Plans

History

  • Valley Hall was be renamed Harper Allen–Lee Hall, in honor of Doris Harper Allen (’19H) and Robert Walker Lee, both dedicated staff members and unsung heroes in dining services and maintenance respectively, as well as active members of the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities.
  • African Americans have been integral to the success of this institution from the start. When it began as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women (renamed Madison College in 1938 and James Madison University in 1977), all faculty, administrators and students were white. But Black staff members—who perform work without which the school couldn’t function—have always been essential. 
  • Doris Harper Allen (b. 1927) 
    • Doris Harper Allen (’19H) was born in Harrisonburg’s Northeast neighborhood in her family’s residence on E. Effinger Street. While Allen was barred from attending Madison College (now James Madison University) as a student because of racial segregation in Virginia schools, she worked as a cook for Madison College President G. Tyler Miller before attending Marshall University in the early 1970s. She worked as an early childhood teacher in West Virginia and eventually returned to Harrisonburg, where she became heavily involved in revitalization efforts in the Northeast neighborhood. 
    • Allen has published two books, including her well-known memoir, The Way It Was, Not the Way It Is. Allen was a key collaborator in the Celebrating Simms exhibit and was integral in the 2013 renaming of Harrisonburg’s Cantrell Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Allen’s awards and honors include the Shenandoah Valley Hit’s Distinguished Female Community Service Award for outstanding contributions to the Shenandoah Valley; the Huntington, West Virginia NAACP’s Freedom Fund Lifetime Achievement Award (2017); and the Black Girls Rock award from JMU’s Lambda Chi Chapter of AKA (2017). In 2019, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from James Madison University for her groundbreaking research and service to the community and JMU students. 
  • Robert Walker Lee (1875*-1929) 
    • Robert Walker Lee was employed at the State Normal School from 1909 to 1928, when he provided janitorial and maintenance services in Gabbin Hall (originally Science Hall). As far as we have been able to determine, he was the first Black employee of the school; others’ full names are unknown, as they are listed only by first names or nicknames in institutional records. Scrapbooks, yearbooks and other sources document many of Lee’s interactions with the faculty, staff and students. In Madison College (1958), Raymond C. Dingledine recalled that Lee regularly left messages on blackboards that “would intrigue early morning classes.” 
    • Born in 1875 or 1885*, Lee attended segregated schools in Rockingham County. Lee and his wife, Ida, had seven children, and he commuted from their home in Bridgewater to the Harrisonburg campus, where he lived during the week along with several other Black employees who provided additional core services. He was a Mason and a member of the historic Ames Methodist Church in Rockingham County. When Lee died in 1929, his obituary noted that his funeral drew one of the largest crowds ever seen in Bridgewater. His descendants still live in this area and celebrate his memory. 
    • *Lee’s grave marker says 1885. His death certificate and other documents list the birth year as 1875.
  • Harper Allen-Lee Hall construction was completed in 1911. It was renovated in 2000.

Virtual Tour* 

*This video was created prior to the renaming of the hall. 

Cooling/Heating Instructions

  • This building will automatically switch between heating and cooling based on the outside air temperature. The outside temperature will need to be in the mid to low 50s for this change to occur. With this building, it is possible for the heat to be on at night and for cooling to be on during the day.

 

Hoffman Hall

Hoffman Hall

Hoffman Hall reflects a traditional design of hallways with rooms on either side of the corridor. Most rooms are arranged in suites with two students to a room and two rooms sharing a bath. Residents are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their bathroom.

Hoffman Hall also has a kitchen facility with a microwave oven, vending services, study lounges, TV lounge, and laundry facilities.  Wireless Internet access is available throughout the entire building.

A typical room in Hoffman Hall has:

  • Two XL twin beds with innerspring mattresses (beds are bunkable and height adjustable; underneath clearance: 5" to 28")
  • Two individual desks with chairs
  • Two built-in closets
  • Two chests of drawers
  • Fluorescent/LED lighting
  • Roller shades
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV cable hookup
  • Bamboo wood floors
  • Cinderblock walls (white poster putty or commands strips recommended)
  • This building is air-conditioned
  • Room Contents Key

Room Specs for a Typical Double Room

  • Room Size: 12'5" x 11'6
  • Window Size: various
  • Ceiling Height: various 

Floor Plans

History

  • Hoffman Hall was completed in 1964 and renovated in 2008. It was named in honor of Margaret Vance Hoffman, a member of the English department faculty for 43 years.

Virtual Tour

Cooling/Heating Instructions

  • This building will automatically switch between heating and cooling based on the outside air temperature. The outside temperature will need to be in the mid to low 50s for this change to occur. With this building, it is possible for the heat to be on at night and for cooling to be on during the day.

 

 

 

Logan Hall

Logan Hall

Logan reflects a traditional design of long open hallways with rooms on either side of the main corridor. Most rooms are arranged in suites with two students to a room and two rooms sharing a bath. Residents are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their bathroom.

Logan Hall also has a kitchen facility with microwave oven, vending services, study lounges, TV lounge, and laundry facilities.  Wireless Internet access is available throughout the entire building.

A typical room in Logan Hall has:

  • Two XL twin loft beds with innerspring mattresses
    • Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up 55"
  • Two individual desks with chairs
  • Two built-in closets
  • Two chests of drawers
  • Fluorescent/LED lighting
  • In room sink
  • Mini blinds or roller shades
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV cable hookup
  • Tiled or hardwood floors
  • Drywalls (push pins or thumb tacks recommended)
  • This building is air-conditioned
  • Room Contents Key

Room Specs for a Typical Double Room

  • Room Size: 11'6" x 13'
  • Window Size: various
  • Ceiling Height: various

Floor Plans

History

  • Logan Hall was completed in 1951 and named after Conrad T. Logan, former head of the English department. The building was renovated in 2004.


Virtual Tour

Cooling/Heating Instructions

  • This building will automatically switch between heating and cooling based on the outside air temperature. The outside temperature will need to be in the mid to low 50s for this change to occur. With this building, it is possible for the heat to be on at night and for cooling to be on during the day.
 

 

Spotswood Hall

Spotswood Hall

Spotswood Hall reflects a traditional design of long open hallways with rooms on either side of the main corridor. Most rooms are arranged in suites with two students to a room and two rooms sharing a bath. Students sharing the bath are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their bathroom.

Spotswood Hall has a kitchen with a microwave oven, vending services, study lounges, TV lounge, and laundry facilities.  Wireless Internet access is available throughout the entire building.

A typical room in Spotswood Hall has:

  • Two XL twin loft beds with innerspring mattresses
    • Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up 55"
  • Two individual desks with chairs
  • Two built-in closets
  • Two chests of drawers
  • Fluorescent/LED lighting
  • Mini blinds or roller shades
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV cable hookup
  • Carpeted floors
  • Plaster walls (white poster putty recommended)
  • This building is not air-conditioned
  • Room Contents Key

Room Specs for a Typical Double Room

  • Room Size: 11' x 12'
  • Window Size: various
  • Ceiling Height: various

Floor Plans

History

  • Spotswood Hall, completed in 1917, was named in honor of Alexander Spotswood, an English Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in the early 1700s. 

Virtual Tour

Cooling/Heating Instructions

  • This building does not have air conditioning, with the exception of the TV Lounge. The heat will be turned on once a year during the fall semester. The decision is based on the weather forecast of consistently cold temperatures over a period of 7-10 days. You may open and close vents on the heaters in your rooms to adjust the heat to your preference.

 
Wampler Hall

Wampler Hall

Wampler Hall reflects a traditional design of long open hallways with rooms on either side of the main corridor. There are some permanent triple rooms in Wampler Hall. Most rooms are arranged in suites with two students to a room and two rooms sharing a bath. Residents are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their bathroom.

Wampler Hall also has a kitchen facility with microwave oven, vending services, study lounges, TV lounge, and laundry facilities.  Wireless Internet access is available throughout the entire building.

A typical room in Wampler Hall has:

  • Two XL twin loft beds with innerspring mattresses
    • Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up 55"
  • Two individual desks with chairs
  • Two built-in closets
  • Two chests of drawers
  • Fluorescent/LED lighting
  • Mini blinds or roller shades
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV cable hookup
  • Tiled floors
  • Cinderblock walls (white poster putty or command strips recommended)
  • This building is air-conditioned
  • Room Contents Key

Room Specs

  • Typical Wampler Double
    • Room Size: 15'9" x 11'6"
    • Window Size: various
    • Ceiling Height: various
  • Typical Wampler Triple
    • Room Size: 16'9" x 12'6"'
    • Window Size: various
    • Ceiling Height: various

Floor Plans

History

  • Wampler Hall was completed in 1994. This hall was named for Charles W. Wampler Jr., former rector of the JMU Board of Visitors.

Virtual Tour

Cooling/Heating Instructions

  • This building will automatically switch between heating and cooling based on the outside air temperature. The outside temperature will need to be in the mid to low 50s for this change to occur. With this building, it is possible for the heat to be on at night and for cooling to be on during the day.
 
Wayland Hall

Picture of Wayland Hall

Wayland Hall reflects a corridor design with double occupancy rooms and community bath located on each floor. Each community bath is cleaned by housekeeping staff on a regular basis. Wayland Hall is also home to a Residential Learning Community (RLC) devoted to the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The hall will embody an ethic of environmental responsibility while creating a healthy home for students to pursue excellence in their fields.

The renovated building includes a gallery, music practice rooms, wireless internet access, an art studio and a performance and exhibition room. All aspects of the building were designed to encourage interaction, foster collaboration and create ample opportunity for exposure to the discipline and joy of the arts.

A typical room in Wayland Hall has:

  • Two XL twin loft beds with innerspring mattresses
    • Adjustable loft beds; underneath clearance up 55"
  • Two individual desks with chairs
  • Two closets
  • Two chests of drawers
  • Fluorescent/LED lighting
  • Roller shades
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV cable hookup
  • Community hall style bath
  • This building is air-conditioned
  • Vinyl floor coverings
  • Cinderblock and/or drywalls
    • Cinderblock walls - white poster putty or command strips recommended
    • Drywalls - push pins or thumb tacks recommended
  • Room Contents Key

Room Specs

  • Typical Wayland Single
    • Room Size: 16' x 7'6"
    • Window Size: various
    • Ceiling Height: various 
  • Typical Wayland Double
    • Room Size: 17' x 10'
    • Window Size: various
    • Ceiling Height: various
  • Typical Wayland Triple
    • Room Size: 15' x 16'
    • Window Size: various
    • Ceiling Height: various

Floor Plans

History

  • Wayland Hall was completed in 1958. It was named after John W. Wayland, a member of the first faculty and former department head in history and social science. In 2011, Wayland Hall became the first renovated residence hall in the country to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum Award.

Virtual Tour

Cooling/Heating Instructions

  • This building will automatically switch between heating and cooling based on the outside air temperature. The outside temperature will need to be in the mid to low 50s for this change to occur. With this building, it is possible for the heat to be on at night and for cooling to be on during the day.
  • Has a maximum set point of 70 degrees in the heating mode and a minimum of 72 degrees in the cooling mode. Will switch from heating to cooling based on the outside air temperature.

 

 

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