Whitmyre Hall is the home of the Cook Honors College. About 180 honors college students live here during the academic year, making it their home on campus.
The first floor features the Great Hall, honors college classrooms, and several student lounge areas. The next two floors offer student rooms in a traditional residence hall style. The ground floor has a laundry room, music practice room, and a small lounge area. Like all university buildings, Whitmyre is a smoke-free environment.
All honors college students are eligible to live in the residence hall, which is the site for honors core classes. Incoming freshmen are required to live in Whitmyre their first year.
Have a few questions? Would you like to tour the facility? Contact the Cook Honors College at 724-357-4971 or 1-800-487-9122 or email email@example.com.
The building diagrams (PDF) may help you choose a room when you apply for housing online (on the Campus Services page in MyIUP).
Whitmyre Hall is locked 24 hours a day. Residents gain access with their student I-Cards. Whitmyre Hall students also have 24-hour access to the front doors of the Northern Suites building so they can access the Living Learning spaces and Residential Computing Center.
Although rooms in Whitmyre Hall vary considerably in size, the average double room is 15’ x 12’ with a window measuring 3’8” x 4’5” (w x h). The walls throughout the building are plaster with a height of nearly eight feet. All rooms are equipped with
dressers, closets, desks, desk chairs, and bunkable beds. Two waste cans (one for recyclables and the other for regular trash) are also provided.
The standard bunk bed arrangement is 18” from the floor to the top of the lower mattress and 57” from the floor to the top of the upper mattress; this arrangement allows approximately eight inches of clearance under the lower mattress. The window has
a pull-down shade. Residents may have lofts, but they must be sturdy, well-braced, and of solid construction.
Each closet has a clothing rod. Lighting is provided via overhead lighting. Residents are encouraged to decorate their rooms; however, university-owned furniture cannot be removed from the room. Pictures and posters can be hung using poster putty only.
Nails, bolts, tacks, glue, or other adhesives cannot be used to affix materials to the walls. (There are a few double-deluxe rooms, which include a couch that is 56 3/4" long, 31 1/2" wide, and 34 1/2" high.)