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Gillespie Hall

Archer Hall

Gillespie Hall

Gillespie Hall is considered the residence hall of choice for freshmen women.  Gillespie Hall was originally dedicated as Johnson Hall on February 11th, 1894. Since Gillespie is one of the college’s most charming historic buildings, a concerted effort was made to maintain its unique character during its recent renovation. The hall’s more than 100 residents enjoy Gillespie’s homey feel.

Hall Amenities

  • Main Lobby with Community Microwave and Television
  • Side Lobby and Basement Lobby
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending Machines
  • Bike Rack
  • Community Style Bathrooms
  • Laundry Room
  • Computer Room

Room Amenities

  • Capacity:

Varies by room; 1, 2, and 3 person rooms

  • Dimensions:

Varies by room

  • Floors:


  • Windows:

All windows have horizontal blinds; 1-4 windows per room

  • Closet:

Two 4’ x 4’ closets

  • Furniture:

Each room has 1-3 beds, desks, chairs, and chests, based on capacity

  • Mattress size:

Varies by room

All residence halls are smoke free.

Each room has a cable television hookup (cable is free of charge), Ethernet and wireless internet connections, and a landline telephone connection. Laundry facilities on campus can be used by resident students free of charge.

Residence halls offer a limited number of rooms for students who are granted accommodations for allergies or other health issues. An application for an accommodation must be made to Dr. Tom Fish, Dean of Undergraduate Studies.


Kristen Keller

Archer Hall Director

Kristen Keller, from Greenville, Indiana, has been director of Gillespie Hall since August 2013. She previously served as a student life assistant in Asher Hall and as a resident assistant in Gillespie Hall.

She will graduate in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Afterwards, she plans to obtain a Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy.

Kristen loves music and is involved in the UC Chamber Choir. She was a Freshman Blogger “forever ago,” and has also had a blast working with the residence hall House Councils organizing movie nights, Easter egg hunts, water balloon fights and other events.  She attends Main Street Baptist Church.

One of Kristen’s absolute favorite memories is of Homecoming her freshman year. “My whole family came down to hang out for the weekend and spend time on UC’s beautiful campus. That first Homecoming weekend made me absolutely fall in love with Homecoming in general and now it is the highlight of every fall semester.”

Her message to her residents, who are primarily freshman, is to “never be afraid to ask a question, even if it seems ridiculous or silly! That’s what freshman year is for, after all!”